Nomura Hires Kevin Connors as Global and EMEA Head of FX

Japanese financial giant Nomura announced the appointment of Kevin Connors as the global head of the forex and emerging sales. He will additionally hold the position of EMEA head of FX and emerging markets.

The Japanese investment bank has freshly created this position for appointing Connors, who will be based in London.

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The company detailed that the Connors will be responsible for driving the evolution of Nomura’s Global FX and emerging markets client franchise and will additionally manage the Japanese investment bank’s European FX and emerging markets business across trading and sales.

An Experienced Finance Executive

Prior to Nomura, Connors was running hedge funds Commodities World Capital and Ibex Capital LLP as their chief executive. He also gathered professional experience from holding senior roles related to the foreign exchange market.

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He headed the global FX sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and also co-deaded FX sales at Goldman Sachs.

Connors will report directly to John Goff, who heads Nomura’s global markets and EMEA business, and Rig Karkhanis, the deputy head of Global Markets and Global Head of FX and emerging markets.

Commenting on Connors’ appointment, Goff said: “Kevin’s experience and expertise on both the buy and sell-side will provide us with invaluable insight as Nomura continues to develop its market-leading global FX and EM proposition. We’re delighted to welcome him to the team.”

“We have strong momentum behind our global FX and EM business and this is an exciting time for Kevin to join the team,” Karkhanis added. “Kevin will play an instrumental role as we continue to adapt to changing market trends.”


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