SMBC Nikko Securities America Expands Equity Execution Services Group

As part of several hires across its equity execution business, SMBC Nikko Securities America hired Allen Jordan as an executive director focused on U.S. equity sales trading, Marc Rosa as an executive director and specialist in international equity sales trading and Ted Langworthy as an executive director and head of the firm’s equity finance team.

“These hires help reinforce our commitment to our equity clients and the overall equity business,” Masahito Nonaka, deputy president of SMBC Nikko Securities America, said. “In addition to introducing new clients to our institutional business, the team plans to leverage SMBC’s strengths in developing new equity product offerings. Completing this will only further our reach with the institutional equity community.”

Before joining SMBC Nikko Securities America, Jordan was with KeyBank for three years, focusing on high-touch sales trading U.S. equities. Prior to KeyBank, Allen spent a decade each at Macquarie and Bear Stearns, developing his existing relationships and product knowledge of low- and high-touch trading with both U.S. and international equities.

Rosa most recently covered the Asia-Pacific region for North American clients at Macquarie for 18 years. Rosa has client relationships across multiple execution channels and is viewed as an APAC expert in market structure. He will use this experience to strengthen SMBC Nikko Securities America’s Japanese equities sales trading effort. Rosa will also be responsible for leveraging his relationships for U.S. equity sales trading, low-touch sales of Japanese equities and introducing new offerings, such as ADR conversions and program trading.

Langworthy spent the past two decades in securities lending and equity financing with several global financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and HSBC, where he delivered an array of financing products and synthetic financing solutions to clients.

The establishment of the equity finance team at SMBC Nikko America represents the firm’s willingness to expand its global footprint into new product lines. Launched on the heels of SMBC Nikko Tokyo’s newly established equity finance team, the Americas team’s objective will be to coordinate globally and highlight its expertise with Japanese and U.S. securities.

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