Nomura has appointed a former global FX sales head at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America to lead its FX and emerging markets sales operations globally.
In a newly-created role, Kevin Connors will be responsible for driving the investment bank’s global FX and emerging market client franchise and managing the bank’s European FX and EM business across trading and sales.
He joins Nomura as global head of FX and emerging market sales, and head of FX and emerging market for EMEA, from base metals trading fund, Commodities World Capital, where he has been chief executive for the last year.
He brings an extensive career in foreign exchange sales to the role, having previously also spent two years at fund manager Ibex Capital as chief executive and four years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as global head of foreign exchange sales.
Earlier in his career, he spent a decade with US investment bank Goldman Sachs as global co-head of foreign exchange sales and two years with UBS as global head of commodities trading.
He will be based in London and report directly to John Goff, head of global markets for EMEA and Rig Karkhanis, deputy head of global markets and global head of FX and emerging markets.
“Kevin’s experience and expertise on both the buy- and sell-side will provide us with invaluable insight as Nomura continues to develop its market-leading global FX and EM proposition,” commented Goff.