Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs over 26,000 staff worldwide. Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through five business divisions: retail, global markets, investment banking, merchant banking, and asset management.
THE EQUILEND SOLUTION
Nomura selected the EquiLend platform for its ability to provide scale and automation, improve operational efficiencies, and deal with volatility without adding stress to the system or impacting Nomura clients. Clients value operational efficiency as much as intrinsic value and thought leadership, and EquiLend enables Nomura to minimize risk, increase efficiencies, and focus on providing innovative solutions and services to their clients.
EquiLend has been fully integrated into Nomura’s front-, middle-, and back-office systems proving its scalability, flexibility, and automation advantages. It has also allowed Nomura to eliminate manual intervention, resulting in measurable and significant reductions in errors. In addition, front-office employees can now focus on more strategic, revenue-producing goals.
Several EquiLend services are allowing Nomura to gain the full benefit of their investment. Upon implementing Straight Through Processing on the securities lending side, Nomura has been able to increase its volume without adding additional staff. AutoBorrow plays a significant role in Nomura’s market-leading position with the quantitative hedge-fund community as well as its need to cover a high volume of trades as efficiently as possible. From the support side, one of the more meaningful value extractors has been Contract Comparison, EquiLend’s post-trade service. The majority of the securities finance industry has adopted EquiLend as the provider of choice for these services and Nomura confirms that as the need for automation continues, EquiLend should be an integral component of any leading organization in the industry.
“EquiLend is the ideal partner for Nomura in the securities finance space to assist with our ambitious growth plans. Operational excellence, risk mitigation and scalability are critical factors to our success in delivering our strategic goals, whilst allowing us to provide innovative solutions to our clients.”