Nomura announces new management appointments in equities

Published April 6th, 2010 - 09:13 GMT
Nomura, the global investment bank, has announced the appointment of Abdelkerim Karim and Sam Ruiz as Co-Heads of Equities EMEA, effective from 1 April 2010.
“Both Abdelkerim and Sam have made outstanding contributions to the growth of the platform and revenues generated in Equities,” said Rachid Bouzouba, Co-Head of Global Equities at Nomura. “Today’s appointments are in recognition of their exceptional performance. We are confident that the Equities franchise in EMEA will strengthen under their leadership.”
Nomura has established a dominant position on the London Stock Exchange in record time and has held the number one ranking for customer market share for nine consecutive months. Nomura’s achievements in Equity Research over the past year have been recognised by the market with a number one ranking in Primary Market sales and a number two ranking from Institutional Investor. Furthermore, the bank’s decision to register NX as a Multilateral Trading Facility has been validated by clients with peak trading volumes of over $150m.
Abdelkerim joined Nomura in October 2008 as Head of Equity Structured Products, EMEA. Prior to joining Nomura, Abdelkerim worked at Lehman Brothers for over nine years where he was instrumental in the development of the Equity Derivatives business, first as a Global Head of Derivatives Quant’s and subsequently as Head of Structured Products in Europe.
Sam joined Nomura in October 2008 as Head of Equities Trading for EMEA. Previously, Sam worked at Lehman Brothers from 1989 in a variety of roles including the Head of European Program Trading and Head of European Execution Services Trading. Sam’s in-depth experience led to his appointment as Co-Head of Execution Services and Head of Trading for Europe in 2007.
Nomura is committed to strengthening its Equities franchise and expanding its global capabilities as it realizes its goal of becoming a top three global player.

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