Job Title:  Client Relations Associate/RFP Specialist

Job Code:  1441
Country:  US
City:  New York
Skill Category:  Asset Management

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $100K and $160K/year* plus competitive discretionary bonus.

Company overview

Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries and regions. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Investment Management. 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


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Department overview:

NCRAM was established in 1991 and serves as an investment adviser to US, South American, EMEA, and Asian institutional clients. NCRAM is an investment boutique within the larger Nomura Group of companies that specializes in below investment-grade credit. We are primarily engaged in managing assets consisting of US and global high yield corporate bonds, emerging market debt, and multi-asset credit for a global clientele. NCRAM manages ten investment strategies with AUM of $27bn and a staff of 47 as of November 30, 2022.


Key objectives crucial to success:

  • Assemble monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for existing clients
  • Maintain central client reporting calendar
  • Craft RFP and DDQ responses and assist in maintaining database of RFP responses
  • Produce various marketing materials, e.g. pitch books, fact sheets, and portfolio review materials
  • Respond to ad-hoc client and prospect requests via global client service and sales teams
  • Support Client Portfolio Managers and Head of Client Relations
  • Contribute to special projects to enhance value for clients, prospects, and affiliate teams


Growth opportunities:

The ideal candidate will become a critical partner on NCRAM’s Product Development team and build a leadership role within the firm by developing ownership of key business growth functions and proficiency in high yield investment management.


Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:



  • Undergraduate degree
  • 3+ years of client reporting and/or RFP experience, ideally with an asset management firm
  • Career interest in high yield, asset management, financial services marketing, and client relations
  • Candidate must be meticulously detail-oriented
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills and proven ability to multi-task
  • Highly results- and deadline-oriented
  • Fast and eager learner, proactive, ability to produce high quality work on tight deadlines
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office suite – Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to interact with all levels of management



  • Working knowledge of fixed income asset class, institutional investment products, and vehicle structures
  • Experience in high yield fixed income a plus
  • Proficiency/familiarity with Bloomberg, Sylvan, and/or GIPS

*Base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, corporate and functional title and duties, job-related knowledge and advanced degrees, skills, and experience.


If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors”.



Nomura is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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