Nomura, a Japan-based investment bank, has appointed Guy Cornelius and Raffaele Ricci as co-heads of fixed income sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Both will be based in London and will report to Georges Assi and Kieran Higgins, co-heads of fixed income for EMEA.

According to Nomura, Mr Cornelius and Mr Ricci will be responsible for the flow and structured sales forces across all of Nomura’s fixed income products and geographies in the EMEA region. They will define the vision and strategy for the firm’s client franchise and partner with the bank’s trading, structuring and research functions to ensure efficient operations across all businesses.

Mr Cornelius has over 20 years of industry experience and joins Nomura from Evolution Securities where he was head of fixed income. Prior to this, he worked as a senior relationship manager at Lehman Brothers focusing on global top tier accounts across the institutional investor and hedge fund client bases. He has also served as head of fixed income sales at UBS.

Mr Ricci joined Nomura in 2008 and most recently held a dual role as head of solutions sales and co-head of sales for southern Europe and the Middle East. He has nearly 20 years of industry experience. He has also served as head of the structured solutions group at Lehman Brothers.