Analyst / Associate, Wholesale Business Strategy

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nomura
  • 01 Dec 17 2017-12-01

Nomura is looking for an Analyst / Associate within the Wholesale Business Strategy division.

Job title: Analyst / Associate, Wholesale Business Strategy

Corporate Title: Associate

Location: London

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Department overview:

The Wholesale Strategy team plays a pivotal role in shaping Nomura's near and longer term strategy across Global Markets and Investment Banking. The Strategy team works closely with senior leadership on a range of management initiatives including business expansion strategy, market & competitor analysis, business planning and performance reviews, and client strategy. The team works directly with Senior Management to determine the right strategy for reaching Nomura's Wholesale aspirations across businesses and regions in a rapidly changing market environment.

The Analyst/Associate will be a key member of Nomura's Wholesale Strategy team focused on strategic initiatives in EMEA and globally. They will work closely with Regional Management, Global Markets and Investment Banking Leadership teams, as well as with key Corporate teams such as Finance and Risk

Key objectives critical to success:

  • Provide analytical support on strategy initiatives, with a focus on strategic development, long term business growth, and overall positioning of the franchise
  • Identify, analyze and monitor issues that affect profitability, growth, and productivity
  • Conduct competitor/industry research and analysis leveraging both public and non-public sources
  • Research and analyze business profitability and macroeconomic indicators, analyze specific client segments, conduct acquisition screening, perform strategic due diligence
  • Prepare management presentations including business plans, business reviews, offsite presentations, town hall
  • Work closely with Global Wholesale Strategy team on broader firm-wide initiatives

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:

  • Experience in a strategy role, in a consulting firm or a strategy/business planning unit of a financial institution
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to develop financial models and perform data analysis
  • Strong Powerpoint and Excel proficiency
  • Strong communications skills (verbal and written) - ability to interact confidently with senior business leadership on a range of topics
  • Interest in the wider Capital Markets and Investment Banking industry including key trends and market dynamics including Market Structure, Fintech, Regulations
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and initiatives

Nomura Competencies

Culture & Conduct

  • Contributes to desired culture
  • Aware of different values / styles
  • Maintains own and holds others to high standards of behaviour

Client-Centricity & Business Acumen

  • Demonstrates understanding of current market
  • Anticipates client needs
  • Pays attention to detail, synthesizes accurately
  • Sees problems, recommends solutions

Strategy & Innovation

  • Embraces and balances new / differing ways of thinking / working
  • Makes decisions appropriate to their role, knows when and how to escalate
  • Knows when / how to compromise

Leadership & Collaboration

  • Proactively participates in own and others' performance year
  • Assists in recruiting and on boarding new team members
  • Gives credit to others for positive contributions

Communication & Connectivity

  • Balances listening / talking
  • Communicates ideas and issues clearly and with consideration
  • Questions to understand others' views

Execution & Delivery

  • Maintains positive commitment to results
  • Takes on challenging assignments
  • Executes priority actions on-time
  • Keeps stakeholders updated, manages expectations

Right to Work

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