Our corporate infrastructure is what underpins the success of the entire organization. It is internationally renowned and structured to deliver a world-class client service. We rely on it to build and support the business, helping us deliver innovative financial solutions that set Nomura apart in the global marketplace. In our highly competitive and fast-paced industry, strong infrastructure teams are fundamental to our success. Work in these areas with us and you will operate at the forefront of your field, as well as gaining a valuable insight into how Nomura operates on a global scale.
Corporate consists of 10 diverse divisions that all partner with the business to ensure we run smoothly day-to-day:
Information Technology leverages state-of-the-art IT and risk management systems to develop new applications and achieve truly cutting-edge standards. They stay at the forefront of technology and its applications for clients, partners, regulators and suppliers.
The Operations division provides the support and control infrastructure that enables the Firm to develop and deliver financial products throughout the world. Working with the Sales, Trading and Information Technology divisions, Operations professionals are responsible for the management and execution of transactions in a manner which maximizes profitability and minimizes risk. Our goal is to provide innovative and efficient approaches to the systemic investment, liquidity and risk management needs of the Firm's clients.
The Finance division supports the business through control and advisory financial management services, as well as playing a critical role in supporting the strategy of the Firm. Finance is responsible for delivering key financial information to business areas and overall Firm results, as well as being accountable for delivering financial and capital-related information to regulators.
Corporate Communications is responsible for coordinating all our internal and external communications activities, helping to strategically position Nomura as a market-leading investment bank. Communications professionals also assist in safeguarding our corporate reputation by ensuring we maintain a strong internal brand and communication culture.
Our Audit team performs risk-based audits across the Asia region and provides advisory services to senior management. The team covers all businesses including Global Markets, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.
Human Resources plays a critical role in managing our people, the most important asset of the Firm. Partnering with our clients and managers, Human Resources professionals ensure successful planning and execution of the Firm's human capital initiatives.
Corporate Services focuses on three main corporate functions: Real Estate, Services and Corporate Security. Real Estate provides a "one-stop shop" service to troubleshoot issues with facilities and critical systems engineering. In addition, Real Estate professionals manage capital works procurement, vendor appointment and management, and lease negotiations and renewals for Nomura premises in the region. Services provides market data and presentation support through Business Information Services and Computer Graphics. Administrative support is also provided through Meeting Services, Mail & Reprographics, Operational Procurement, and Record Retention services. Corporate Security looks after the general safety and security of all the office premises.
Corporate Strategy and Planning contributes to the Firm's growth by identifying and prioritizing business opportunities, evaluating potential investments and investigating strategic partnerships. The team then organize business development meetings with potential partners and acquisition candidates, leading efforts to implement these opportunities.
Legal & Compliance
Legal & Compliance partners all our divisions to support and advance Nomura's businesses and reputation. These professionals work to manage and mitigate any legal or regulatory risks, facing the challenges that come with the region's diverse jurisdictions and dynamically evolving laws and rules.
The role of Risk Management is to support and influence senior management in the execution of its business strategy. This means acting to increase shareholder returns and optimize the Firm's return on capital, all while ensuring capital adequacy. The Risk Management team works to provide a Firm-wide capital management framework, which takes into account the availability and cost of capital, its effective utilization within and across business lines, and the overall capital adequacy of the Firm.
Risk Management's key activities include: ensuring transparency and effectively managing market, credit, liquidity, concentration and tail risk within the risk appetite of the Firm, and monitoring the effectiveness of capital utilization through the use of limit structures. There is also a great emphasis on stress testing and risk adjusted returns on capital efficiency measures.