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Small teams provide decent exposure to senior bankers and afford the opportunity to attend client meetings. Cross border focus with Japan.
Huge ebb and flow in deal opportunities as senior bankers often transfer in from other banks and have to rebuild client network resulting in substantial lag time for live deals. Also, many clients seek bulge bracket names to lead deals.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 7 weeks – interviewed at Nomura Securities (New York, NY) in June 2015.
I applied directly through LinkedIn, and received a message from HR 3 weeks later inviting me to interview for the position. The interview was on site, and was a first and final round with 3 people: an Associate, a Manager, and a VP. I spoke with each one for 30 minutes, all of their questions were behavioral and they mostly discussed the team, the position, and how Nomura is undergoing a legal battle in court (relevant to the position as it's in regulations). They asked me the following questions: Why are you interested in Nomura? Why are you interested in this position? What type of team do you work best in? What motivates you? What do you enjoy the most about your current job? Where do you want to be in 5 years? Why Operations? - Ridiculous question, as I already work in Operations. The "what motivates you" question threw me off because it's so cheesy. The interviewer and I exchanged glances recognizing what a textbook-style question that was after she asked it. After following up with HR 4 weeks later after the interview with no feedback, HR finally mentioned they made an offer to someone else. The manager who interviewed me was underselling the job, saying it's back office with little potential for mobility to middle or front office, and that the tasks were almost exclusively qualitative in nature, i.e. not great experience for those who like to work with numbers.
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Nomura Securities International has its eye on fixed income, and we're not talking Social Security. The US-based division of Nomura Holdings, a top Japanese brokerage, provides securities research and trading, asset management, and capital markets services to individual, institutional, corporate, and government clients. It is a leading seller of Japanese equities in the US. The company's fixed income division underwrites and trades government bonds and derivatives. It ceased trading mortgage-related securities in 2007. Nomura Securities International opened its ...