Associate / VP - Investment Transformation - Blockchain/Digital Asset
About the job:
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
The Global Markets Digital Office (‘GMDO’) has responsibility for identifying and executing new technology-led revenue opportunities across the bank’s trading, capital markets and investment banking businesses. The GMDO is a global team of technology practitioners and big thinkers who bring to life the opportunities presented by digital assets / cryptocurrencies, blockchain, artificial intelligence, digital banking and digital service.
Key objectives critical to success
We are hiring for a Future Digital Associate/VP in GM digital Office (GMDO) as a permanent, full-time employee based in London. You will work focused on investment and projects related to blockchain and digital assets. With scope and exposure across the full breath of Future Digital projects where you will have the opportunity to specialise in specific projects and technologies as your skills evolve. You’ll work closely with our portfolio companies as well as teams across Nomura including Global Markets trading desks, Investment Banking, Corporate functions, etc.
Global coordination of Future Digital Initiatives, Proof Of Concepts and Pilots
Assist with capture, formulation and articulation of use cases, business cases and prioritization of possible projects
Participate in due diligence, financial modelling and/or market research related to fintech, digital assets, blockchain, data and other possible market infrastructure projects
Champion adoption of new digital platforms and ensure global alignment
Work with IT, Operations, Compliance, Legal, Market Data or other relevant functions to onboard new technology to the bank
Assist with strategy definition of the Future Digital program and communication to Nomura stakeholders across the Front Office and Corporate functions
Track innovation trends, emerging technologies and market leading peers within the digital transformation and innovation space. Bring new opportunities to the team for collaboration, implementation or investment
Liaise with relevant functions across corporate, build and foster good working relationships with them. Partner closely to deliver Global innovation and culture change programs of work
Work with global team on strategic initiatives and program manage the associated portfolio
Relevant experience in strategy and execution in one or more of our focus areas:
Blockchain, Digital Assets, Crypto & Market Infrastructure- including the evolving regulatory framework
Investment or Consulting experience in blockchain, digital assets, crypto currency, decentralised ledger technology.
End-to-end delivery of transformation projects across global Markets trading, structuring, research & strategy.
Culture Change – Delivery of Hackathons, digital training initiatives and development of communication plans
Excellent communication and presentation skills. Proven experience in communicating with international teams (Including excel and powerpoint expertise)
A background delivering change to large institutions and working on change projects
Bachelor's degree or higher in any disciplines; MBA degree is a plus
Self-starter, proactive and a positive attitude
Able to work independently and coordinate with key stakeholders within the firm
Able to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment, and under pressure
Fluent in spoken and written English
You have outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievement, and can withstand the rigors of a rapidly changing, demanding and rewarding environment. You will be confident and comfortable working with an experienced team of senior leaders across the Global Markets Digital office, business heads and Nomura’s global executive leadership team.
Culture & Conduct
Aware of own impact in working environment, gets involved
Maintains a respectful attitude
Practices high degree of professionalism
Initiates own development
Client-Centricity & Business Acumen
Demonstrates understanding of product / client service
Responsive, accountable to clients
Offers options / solutions
Strategy & Innovation
Stays up to date with divisional and firm-wide strategy
Open to new ways of thinking / working
Provides logical rationale to support decision making
Knows when to escalate and acts accordingly
Flexible, adapts to changes in methods, approaches and objectives
Leadership & Collaboration
Proactive in management of own performance year
Offers help to new team members
Recognizes and encourages positive contributions of others
Offers to assist when others need support
Seeks to collaborate with others
Willingly performs a variety of roles as work requires
Speaks up to resolve conflicts
Communication & Connectivity
Speaks / writes clearly
Aware of own non-verbal behaviour
Conveys a positive image
Demonstrates active listening
Builds strong relationships
Shares information, keeps people informed
Execution & Delivery
Maintains can-do attitude
Sees tasks to completion
Manages day-to-day work
Prioritizes / meets deadlines
Asks questions to gain understanding
Responds positively to feedback, makes appropriate changes
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.