Christopher Willcox Becomes the New President and CEO of Nomura

According to the official announcement made by Nomura Holdings Inc., Christopher Willcox is the new president and CEO of the company as of May 03, 2021.


Christopher Willcox was the CEO of JP Morgan Asset Management until recently. He has become the president of the Famous Japanese financial service company, Nomura Holdings. He is appointed as the new Co-CEO. His title is going to be Senior Managing Director of Nomura Holding America Inc. He has been in various executive roles and a remarkable managing experience. His market expertise also includes deep experience in the buy and sell-side. Willcox will work on the US side of the company.

Besides, Christopher Willcox is experienced in the forex environment, investment banking, and fixed-income markets all over the world. He had been a Chief Executive Officer of his previous position at JP Morgan Asset Management. He has been responsible for near $2 trillion in assets.

Nomura Group CEO and President Kentaro Okuda stated:

”We are excited to welcome Chris to Nomura’s leadership team in the Americas. Chris’ hiring is part of our continued commitment to grow and strengthen our capabilities in the Americas. Chris will play a key role as we continue our strategy of taking Nomura to the next level in delivering sustainable growth while remaining committed to our mission to enrich society through our expertise in the capital markets.”

Willcox on the other hand, expressed his thoughts about the appointment as follows:

I am proud to be joining a firm with a great history and strong values. Having worked with Nomura in various capacities, as a counterparty, as a client of Nomura’s wholesale business, and having served Nomura’s Retail and Asset Management divisions as major clients in my previous roles, I have greatly enjoyed the interactions and developed a great respect for the firm. Now as a member of the group, my goal is to continue the focus on building America’s business so as to deliver excellence to our clients globally. The key to this will be attracting and retaining world-class talent.

Nomura is a Japanese financial investment company. In October 2008, the company acquired the investment banking and Asian and European equity division of Lehman Brothers Holdings and recruited its employees. Currently one of the leading companies in its field.

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