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Nomura Hires Five Managing Directors in Americas Investment Bank

October 04, 2011

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest brokerage, hired five managing directors as it expands its Americas investment bank.

Nomura added Stephen Cunningham as head of Latin America investment banking, Carl Mayer, head of leveraged finance in the Americas, Thomas Fiato, chief operating officer for corporate finance, Nicholas Forsa for consumer retail mergers and acquisitions and Douglas MacKenzie, chief operating officer for global finance joint-venture in the Americas, the Tokyo-based firm said today in a statement.

Cunningham was head of corporate finance and M&A for Latin America at Deutsche Bank AG and Mayer was head of leveraged finance at Citadel LLC, according to the statement. Fiato and Forsa were also at Deutsche Bank and MacKenzie was head of the global-energy group at Morgan Stanley, Nomura said in the statement.

“Nomura’s investment banking operation in the Americas has established itself as a key element of the firm’s global investment-banking franchise,” James DeNaut, head of the Americas investment-banking unit, said in the statement.

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