Nomura, Asia's global investment bank, today announced that Javier Kulesz has joined the firm as a Managing Director and senior desk analyst covering Argentina and Venezuela within the Emerging Markets Group in New York. He will be responsible for providing Nomura's trading desk and institutional investors with his expert view on the macroeconomic forces affecting Argentina and Venezuela.
"We are thrilled to have Javier join our Latin American team," said Adam Groothuis, Head of Latin American Credit Trading. "His experience and outstanding reputation will provide a substantial boost to our sovereign credit trading effort, particularly in Argentina and Venezuela which have been at the forefront of regional headlines in recent months."
Kulesz joins from UBS where he was most recently Chairman of UBS' office in Buenos Aires and Chief Economist covering Latin America with responsibility for all economic research publications in the region. Prior to joining UBS in 2000 he worked at Fleet Boston where he was a Latin sovereign analyst and head FX and local markets strategist. Additionally, Kulesz also spent time at The World Bank as a country analyst for Costa Rica, formulating and delivering macroeconomic research on the Costa Rican economy.
Nomura is a financial services group and the preeminent Asia-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura has an understanding of Asia for clients through three business divisions: retail, asset management, and wholesale (global markets and investment banking). Nomura's subsidiaries in the US include Nomura Securities International, Inc. (a member of SIPC) and Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc.