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 www.nomura.com
Nomura's Investment Banking division provides array of advisory and capital-raising solutions to corporations, financial institutions, governments and public-sector organizations around the world. Our global teams act as geographic, product and industry specialists, with a focus on domestic, regional and cross-border collaboration in M&A, DCM, acquisition finance and solutions businesses. Our global sector teams include Energy Infrastructure and Industrials, Consumer & Retail, FIG, Healthcare, Business Services, Media and Technology (BMT), and Financial Sponsors.
Nomura is looking to hire an analyst or associate into its Sustainable Finance Group based in London. This is a private side team, sitting within Nomura's Investment Banking Division and part of its Debt Syndicate Business. The role involves global coverage in terms of origination, structuring and execution of ESG products, with a particular emphasis on green, social, sustainability and KPI-linked bonds.
This role represents an opportunity to join a growing and well-established sustainable finance team. Nomura has been committed to this innovative part of the global capital markets since the early days of this market - lead arranging ESG themed bonds since 2010. We have recently been awarded by the Banker the "Investment Bank of the Year for Sustainable Corporate Finance" for 2020 and runner-up at the 2019 Global Capital Green/SRI Awards for "Most Impressive Investment Bank for Asia Pacific Green/SRI Capital Market"
Key responsibilities and deliverables:
Develop expert knowledge of ESG debt products, particularly relating to green and social bonds, to assist in the origination, structuring and execution of such products
Support the Sustainable Finance Group with data collection and market analysis, investor outreach and research, and any other value-add activities
Update and produce marketing materials that effectively communicate Nomura's expertise, respond to RfPs, take active part in pitching for new business
Take part in originating and structuring of ESG products and advise issuers during execution
Working on implementing Nomura's sustainability strategy and ESG targets globally: working together with local product teams and coverage bankers: co-origination, structuring, syndication of green and sustainable financing products (bonds, loans, securitization, etc.)
Support the team in acting as advisors to investors and companies, to build on Nomura's reputation as a Sustainable Finance leader.
Proactively and continuously monitor the market to stay abreast of issuance trends and developments to enhance the Sustainable Finance team's collective knowledge of the ESG bond space
Skills and Qualifications
Minimum undergraduate degree
Ideally 2-3 years of experience in ESG and/or capital markets roles
Fluent written and spoken English, additional language capabilities desirable
Skilled at communicating clearly and succinctly, both verbally and written, with the ability to communicate complex information both internally and externally
Strong interpersonal skills to manage client relationships and interaction with other teams within Nomura.
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure to meet deadlines, and the ability to respond creatively and quickly in a fast-paced and changing environment.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently while understanding when to involve other team members as needed and to work effectively in a team environment
High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint
Experience using Bloomberg and other data sources
Understand clients' needs and issues, and respond with high-quality proposals
Acquire capabilities to perform one's responsibilities and contribute to being a Trusted Partner
Produce new ideas that might challenge the status-quo or oneself
Seek advice from senior colleagues and utilize it for improved results
Collaborate with members from relevant departments
Contribute to the success of the organization both quantitatively and qualitatively, and act with awareness of the impact on others
Serve as role model and provide guidance to junior employees
Have a good understanding of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance, risk management, and code of conduct, and make decisions and take actions accordingly
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