Nomura International, the London-based division of Japanese investment bank Nomura, has become a member of Nasdaq OMX Nordic as it builds out its new European equity electronic trading platform, launched on 12 January.
The membership will grant Nomura access to the Nasdaq OMX exchanges in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki, as well as First North, the exchange group’s Nordic alternative growth market.
The bank’s new trading platform was formed from Nomura’s acquisition of the European operations of failed US investment bank Lehman Brothers. A Nomura spokesperson said that Nomura will establish links to all major exchanges and MTFs as part of the ramp-up process for the new platform.
Nomura International will start trading on the Stockholm and Helsinki exchanges on 30 January and the Copenhagen bourse on 13 February.