The Nomura Group
is an international conglomerate of financial services and consulting companies, headquartered in the Nihombashi district of Tokyo
. Nomura also has major offices at the World Financial Center
in New York City
, at the International Finance Centre
in Hong Kong
, and at Nomura House in London
Nomura's main company is Nomura Securities, Japan's most well-known stock brokerage firm, which also has a number of international offices of its own. Nomura Securities was originally a bond trading firm that was spun off from Osaka Nomura Bank in 1925: it gained the authority to trade stock in 1938, and went public in 1961.