Nomura appoints Ravi Raju as Head of International Wealth Management

Maria Nikolova

In this newly created role, Mr. Raju will be responsible for expanding Nomura’s Wealth Management business in Asia ex-Japan.

Nomura, Asia’s major investment bank, today announced the appointment of Ravi Raju as Head of International Wealth Management, based in Singapore.

In this newly created role, Mr Raju will be responsible for expanding Nomura’s Wealth Management business in Asia ex-Japan as the firm taps into the growing ranks of wealthy individuals in the region. He will work closely with the firm’s Global Markets and Investment Banking businesses to develop best-in-class product offerings and drive a unified solutions-led coverage effort, especially for entrepreneurs, family offices and external asset managers.

From April 2020, Nomura’s Wealth Management business in Asia ex-Japan has been aligned under the firm’s Wholesale division.

Mr Raju will report to Rig Karkhanis, Deputy Head of Global Markets and Head of Global Markets, Asia ex-Japan, with an additional reporting line into Steve Ashley, Head of Wholesale.

Mr Raju has nearly three decades of experience in financial markets. Until recently, he was Head of Ultra High Net Worth and Global Family Office in Asia Pacific at UBS. Prior to that, he was with Deutsche Bank for ten years based in Singapore and Hong Kong as Head of Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, leading its growth into a top private bank in the region. At Deutsche, he had additional responsibility for its Asset Management division in Asia Pacific for three years.

Mr Raju started his career with Citibank where he held several senior roles in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

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