Nomura and Wolfe Research form strategic alliance

Maria Nikolova

Through the alliance, Nomura and Instinet clients in the US will be able to access US equity research and related services directly from Wolfe.

The Nomura Group and Wolfe Research have entered into an agreement to form a new strategic alliance. The parties to the alliance include Nomura Holding America Inc., Nomura Securities International, Inc., Nomura Global Financial Products Inc., Instinet Incorporated, and Instinet, LLC, and Wolfe Research, LLC, WR Securities, LLC, and Wolfe Research Advisors, LLC.

Through the alliance, Nomura and Instinet clients in the US will be able to access US equity research and related services directly from Wolfe. In Japan, Nomura’s retail and institutional clients will be given access to Wolfe US Equity Research through a distribution arrangement. Also, Wolfe’s clients will be able to execute their trading strategies via Nomura’s top ranked options, derivatives and equity swaps platform, and Instinet’s agency execution facilities.

Nomura’s capital markets business will have access to Wolfe’s relationships with corporate issuers and corporate access program, and Wolfe’s clients will benefit from access to Nomura’s capital markets expertise and underwriting capabilities.

Steve Ashley, Head of Nomura’s Wholesale Division, commented:

“We believe the strategic alliance with Wolfe further strengthens our equity product and client offerings, which are important to us as we continue to build on our commitment to the Americas. Our Japanese clients will benefit from the opportunity to receive Wolfe’s premier US Equity analysis through a distribution arrangement. Wolfe will also provide its industry leading research and analytics content to Nomura’s US Equity Derivatives, Delta One, and Prime Finance businesses. We are pleased to be part of such a timely and innovative agreement.”

Through this alliance, Nomura’s capital markets and distribution capabilities will be expanded and will benefit from the sector expertise and deep client relationships of Wolfe’s institutional sales force. Nomura will provide Wolfe’s clients with access to its top ranked US Equity swaps and options trading. Wolfe’s clients will also have access to Instinet’s suite of execution services.

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