Nomura, a Tokyo-based global investment bank, has expanded its Australian business with the appointment of three senior bankers to the investment banking team. The appointments in the investment banking division is likely to provide increased coverage across key industry sectors as well as in advisory and financial solutions.


Ian Maxton joined as managing director and head of financial institutions, investment banking, Australia. Previously, Mr. Maxton was vice chairman of global banking of Deutsche Bank.


Ed de Salis joins as executive director, head of risk solutions group, Australia. Previously, he was director of sales for the treasury at Sydney branch of the Bank of Scotland.


John Hanson joined as executive director, head of mergers & acquisitions, Australia. Previously, he was head of mergers & acquisitions for Merrill Lynch.


Matt Coren, head of investment banking in Australia, said: “We are delighted to be building out our Australian team with such strong individuals and now can offer our clients a broader integrated suite of solutions.”