Nomura Securities International has hired Jon Block as head of international trading in the Americas, with responsibility for trading and sales-trading of non-US stocks.

Block will be responsible to grow Nomura’s franchise in trading EMEA, Asian and Japanese stocks with US clients, and to build further product capabilities, including Latin America and Canada.

He will act as head of the business in addition to being a client facing trader and risk manager.

Block worked at Goldman Sachs for 10 years starting in 1994, where he traded international stocks and the financials sector. He also led UBS’s Canadian trading and sales trading franchise for four years starting in 2005.

Block will report directly to Ciaran O’Kelly, head of equities for Americas, and regionally to Dean Schulberg, head of EMEA cash equities, and John Adair, co-head of Asia-Pacific equity sales.