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Analyst – FX Sales

Company/ Firm Name



London, UK

Published Date

25 January 2022

About the job:

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:

Nomura's Global Markets Division handles client transactions for financial institutions, corporates, governments and investment funds around the world. We act as market makers, trading in fixed income and equity securities, including currencies, interest rates and credit in cash, derivatives and structured products. We have taken market-leading positions across the globe by leveraging the strength of our talent, client relationships and technology.

By developing strong relationships with our client base through consistent interaction, independent advice and pre-eminent access to Asia, we have built a powerful global franchise across interest rates, currency and credit products. Our client services cover both high-volume flow products and carefully tailored structured solutions. We have adapted to the changing financial landscape to build a client centric focus differentiated by innovation, electronic and service excellence and market-leading derivatives capabilities.

Nomura seeks to recruit an Analyst level professional to work on the firm’s FX Sales team.

Role description:

  • Assist in providing coverage to clients, including pension funds, hedge funds, insurance companies and other types of clients

  • Develop fundamental knowledge of the FX product

  • Assist in the day-to-day work of the sales desk by supporting senior colleagues in trade enquires and transaction booking, macro ideas generation, spreadsheet work, act as liaison with the middle office.

  • Evolve into a fully-fledged sales person over time, able to discuss assets/trade ideas and execute trades monetizing time spent with clients

  • Provide the trading and strategy desks with feedback and client colour.

  • Good organizational and planning skills – can manage the coordination of multiple activities working to specific deadlines

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required

  • Previous experience in a related business desirable but not essential.

  • Previous experience in FX specifically would be a preference, but is not a prerequisite

  • Willingness and ability to learn fast

  • Be analytical in assessing investment ideas

  • Communicate new trade ideas both internally and externally

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Interact efficiently with other areas in GM

Nomura competencies

Trusted Partner

  • Acquire professional behaviours and foundational skills

  • Communicate to others with respect

  • Acquire basic knowledge and skills necessary for the role

  • Continue to engage in self-improvement activities as a financial service professional

Entrepreneurial leadership

  • Perform all tasks proactively with a sense of ownership



  • Acquire professional behaviours and communication skills

  • Seek advice from senior colleagues and act accordingly


  • Understand the role, responsibilities and business strategy and act accordingly


  • Understand the significance and importance of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance risk management and code of conduct.

Right to Work

The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the UK (who require a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that this is a genuine vacancy for a qualified role

Diversity & Inclusion

Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees.

We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any assistance or reasonable adjustments due to a disability or long-term health condition, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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