- December 25, 1925: Our story begins when Nomura Securities Company Limited was incorporated. Not long afterward in March 1927, we open our New York office.
- 1946: Our head office moves to Tokyo and Nomura becomes a member of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in April 1949. In November 1969, Nomura Securities International Inc. becomes a registered member of the Boston Stock Exchange.
- 1981: Nomura's American subsidiary, Nomura Securities International Inc., becomes the first Japanese securities company to gain membership on the New York Stock Exchange. Our presence in Britain follows in 1986, when Nomura International Limited becomes a registered member of the London Stock Exchange.
- October 2008: Nomura acquires Lehman Brothers in Asia and EMEA.
- 2008 - 2011: more than 7,000 new employees outside Japan join Nomura.
- July 2009: Nomura achieves a No.1 ranking for customer market share on the London Stock Exchange and still maintains this lead position today (as of February 2012).
- March 2011: Junko Nakagawa is appointed CFO and is the first female to be promoted to the Executive Management Board. Later that year, she is recognized in Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, while Saba Nazar (Global Co-head Financial Sponsors Group) and Michelle Neal (Head of GFI Electronic Markets, Futures and OTC Derivative Clearing) are both named in Financial News’ 100 Most Influential Women list.
- April 2011: George Osborne officially opens our new EMEA Headquarters in the City of London. At this same time, Nomura is recognized as one of the Top 50 Places for Women to Work by The Times.
- June 2011: David Benson was appointed to the board of Nomura Holdings, joining other non-Japanese members, Dame Clara Furse and Lord Colin Marshall.
- October 2011: Nomura celebrates 40 years of operating in Germany and also opens new office In Sweden, cementing our presence in the Nordics.
- Nomura’s other recent senior appointments include: John Phizackerley as EMEA CEO (2011), Benoit Savoret as Joint Head of Global Equities (2011), Steve Ashley as Global Head of Fixed Income (2012) and Georges Assi as Deputy Global Head of Fixed Income (2012).