Nomura hires a trio of investment banks in China


Tokyo-headquartered lender Nomura has reportedly recruited three senior executives from the region, including the vice president of investment banking in China.

Wu Sheng joins Nomura as vice president of investment banking in China, according to a “SCMP” report citing several internal memos from Japan’s ex-head of Asia investment banking Patrick Kowan and head of investment banking in China Erik Tung.

Wu is a 25-year veteran from China Merchants Bank International. Previously, he also worked at Barclays and Morgan Stanley.

Technology, Infrastructure, Health

In addition, the Japanese lender has also hired a former Citi banker Jason Zhang focus on sustainable technology and infrastructure enterprises and projects in China. He was until recently Chief Financial Officer of Phoenix Tree Holdings.

Wayne Yue joined Nomura’s investment banking unit in China to focus on closing deals with healthcare companies. Yue was most recently responsible for structured finance and investment banking services at Shenwan Hongyuan.

Wu, Zhang, and Yue all report to Tung.

In 2020, Nomura strengthened its sustainability-related capabilities with the acquisition of boutique investment bank Greentech Capital Advisors. which focuses on supporting customers through sustainable technology and infrastructure.


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