Job Title:  Global Wholesale Operational Risk

Job Code:  2321
Country:  US
City:  New York
Skill Category:  Risk

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $220,000 and $250,000/year*

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 & Role Overview:

Risk Management supports Nomura to achieve its business goals by partnering with business units across the firm, providing independent advice to the Board and protecting the firm from exposure to losses as a result of credit, market, operational and other risks.  Operational Risk Management is the risk oversight function for operational risk and provides risk guidance and credible challenge to the business and corporate functions.  The role resides within the firm’s Operational Risk Management function reporting to the Global Head of Operational Risk based in Asia.


Global Wholesale Lead will be responsible for leading Operational Risk Management’s engagement with the Global Markets and Investment Banking front office globally.  This includes providing guidance on risk and control matters, forming an independent and consolidated view of risks in the global Wholesale front office, and partnering with front office and regional ORM to deliver on risk mitigation efforts.


Role description:

  • Establish a strategy to develop and improve Operational Risk Management in the front office in partnership with business and 1LOD risk and control functions.
  • Coordinate and lead efforts by regional Operational Risk Management team members covering Wholesale business to provide globally consistent challenge, feedback and advise.
  • Participate and influence decision making in management forums and contribute to continuous improvement of risk practices.
  • Lead ORMs oversight and challenge of assessment of risk exposures and control effectiveness in front office Risk and Control Self-Assessments and drive global consistency.
  • Lead and challenge review of material operational risk events and analysis of thematic operational risks impacting the Wholesale business.
  • Lead in executing special projects and global initiatives to identify and mitigate risk.
  • Contribute to assessment of operational risks in new business initiatives or as part of business portfolio reviews.  Identify mitigation to support responsible business growth.


Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:

  • Ten or more years of relevant financial services risk management experience with exposure to wholesale banking within an international context.
  • Solid understanding of principles and tools for assessing and managing operational risks.
  • Understanding of risk and control issues impacting Global Markets and Investment Banking business.
  • Experience in 1LOD, 2LOD or 3LOD in covering risk and control issues for Global Markets and Investment Banking businesses.
  • Strong team skills with ability to support talent development, build team cohesiveness and coordinate across multiple countries and teams globally.
  • Demonstrable track record in driving strategic initiatives and control enhancements.  Experience in driving change in organization and implementing sound risk management practices.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to produce concise and effective presentations.



*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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