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2023 Investment Banking Graduate Program - Hong Kong

Who we are
Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries and regions. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Investment Management.
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

About our team
Our Investment Banking (‘IB’) group provides a variety of advisory and capital-raising solutions to corporations, financial institutions, private equity, governments and public-sector organizations around the world. Collaborating across geographies, industries and products, we provide comprehensive and innovative financing, advisory and risk solutions to our clients. With our long and proven track record of building financial markets in Asia coupled with deep experience in growth markets, we are in a unique position to deliver the fastest growing region to issuers and borrowers alike.

About the Program
Being part of our 2 year Graduate program, you will be placed in the IBD group and will have opportunities to work on a number of projects across different industries.

You get to decide where you want to specialize in, the Corporate Finance Group or the Client Financing & Solutions Group.

Corporate Finance Group (Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Sponsors) is organized by industries and provides advice on the full range of strategic transactions, including mergers, sell-side and buy-side advisories, leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures and other restructurings.

Client Financing & Solutions team integrates our product capabilities through:

Equity Capital Markets originates, structures and executes worldwide equity-related financing solutions for Nomura's global clients. Products include public and private equity offerings such as IPOs, placements, block trades, rights issues, as well as equity-linked solutions such as convertible bonds and derivative solutions.

Debt Origination originates, structures, underwrites and syndicates debt financings for corporate and sovereign clients. Products include loans, bonds and structured debt solutions for investment grade or high yield issuers in G3 or local currencies. The team specializes in financings for corporate merger & acquisition transactions and for leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations.

Risk Solutions assists clients on risk/reward analysis and management solutions, across fixed income asset classes, including interest rate, currency, credit, commodity and inflation, covering both event driven scenarios, e.g., merger & acquisition, financing, as well as on-going management, e.g., capital structure optimization, asset/liability portfolio rebalancing.

Our goal is to help you advance by providing you with significant responsibilities and diverse experience. Nomura offers a structured training and support to develop your career and professional skills. Our intensive development program covers relevant aspects of accounting, modelling, valuation and deal structuring together with essential client skills. The training program ensures that the emphasis is on practical application so that you are able to immediately contribute to our business.

About You
At Nomura, our goal is to attract and develop exceptionally talented people who share our passion for individual excellence and our commitment to teamwork. We are looking for individuals with outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievement, who will be able to withstand the rigors of a rapidly changing, demanding but ultimately rewarding environment.

While no specific advanced degree or path of study is required, we look for team players who are curious with strong quantitative skills and a keen interest in business and finance. Other common traits amongst our team are intelligence, curiosity, diligence, integrity and the willingness and capability to thrive under a challenging environment.

We welcome diversity in our teams and would encourage students from all background and disciplines who are in your final year of study (and be available to commence in July 2023) to apply. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Application Deadline
Please apply before 11:55pm, Monday 31 October 2022 (HKT)
For inquiries, please email

Please note that you can only apply to one opportunity globally per academic year. We review applications on a rolling basis and interviews can be arranged prior to the application deadline. We encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready.