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    Quantitative Investment Strategies

    Nomura QIS provides state-of-the-art Quantitative Investment Strategies, offering our clients alternative approaches to capture risk premia.

    Why Us

    Why Us

    A challenging market environment has prompted growing interest in alternative strategies. Nomura’s QIS platform offers a range of solutions via transparent investable indices

    Nomura International plc as administrator of the Nomura indices is responsible for launching, calculations, rebalancing and retiring the indices.1

    How Nomura stands out

    • Research - a leading global quantitative research effort, covering both desk and publishing analysts
    • Experience - our team has worked in this space for over 10 years, providing solutions and on-going support for professional clients across many geographies and jurisdictions
    • Solutions - client feedback has included that we (a) are like an extension of their own team, and (b) offer pragmatic solutions without looking to impose fixed ideological stances
    • Macro - while many quant teams are micro/equity-oriented, we have strong macro and fixed income expertise
    • Heritage - Japan had to embrace risk premia much earlier than other regions, with strategies such as looking to foreign currencies to earn higher yields, as equities and bonds failed earlier

    1 Reference made to Nomura International plc as “Index Sponsor” in any of the documentation means index administrator for the purposes of the IOSCO’s "Principles for Financial Benchmarks".

    Index Notifications

    Index Notifications


    Nomura Indices Termination Notification Ratebalance Indices – 19 July 2021PDF Nomura Index Modification – Stakeholder Consultation – 9 July 2021PDF Nomura Yield Curve Modification Notification – 7 July 2021PDF Nomura Indices Termination Notification – 21 June 2021PDF Nomura Credit Indices Modification Notification – 16 June 2021PDF Nomura Indices Termination Notification – 5 May 2021PDF Nomura Index Modification – Stakeholder Consultation – 24 March 2021PDF Nomura Index Modification Notification – 18 December 2020PDF Nomura Yield Curve Modification Notification – 9 November 2020PDF Nomura Credit Momentum Indices - Restatement Notification – 29 October 2020PDF Nomura Yield Curve Modification Notification – 22 October 2020PDF Nomura Yield Curve Modification Notification – 1 October 2020PDF Nomura Indices Termination Notification – 4 September 2020PDF Nomura Credit and Basket Indices – Restatement Notification – 10 August 2020PDF Nomura Yield Curve Modification Notification – 29 July 2020PDF Nomura Indices Termination Notification – 20 July 2020PDF Nomura Yield Curve Modification Notification – 24 June 2020PDF Nomura Growth Poland Indices – Restatement Notification – 17 June 2020PDF Nomura WTI Futures Index – Index Modification Notification – 30 April 2020PDF Nomura Indices – Restatement Notification – 20 April 2020PDF Nomura CoLRS and Liquidity Roll in USD and EUR Indices - Index Modifcation Notification – 2 April 2020PDF Nomura EVRP – Index Modification Notification – 19 March 2020PDF Nomura Indices – Restatement Notification – 13 March 2020PDF Nomura EVRP Disruption Notification – 10 Mar 2020PDF Nomura Interest Rate Swaps Momentum & Value Volatility Target Indices Restatement Notification – 6 December 2019PDF Nomura Interest Rate Swaps Indices Modification Notification – 15 November 2019PDF Nomura IVRP Indices Modification Notification – 25 September 2019PDF Nomura Macro Curve Strategy and IRIS Indices – Restatement Notification – 30 May 2019PDF Nomura Index Modification Notification – 26 April 2019PDF Nomura Index Error Event Notification – 26 April 2019PDF Nomura Credit Beta Crossover indices and derived Indices – Restatement Notification – 30 November 2018PDF Nomura Credit Beta High Yield Indices and Derived Indices – 22 October 2018PDF Nomura G10 FX Value Indices - Restatement Notification – 23 May 2018PDF Nomura Volatility Risk Premium Index – Amendment Notification – 09 May 2017PDF Nomura Credit Momentum Index – Restatement Notification – 13 April 2017PDF Nomura Index Amendment Notification – 15 March 2016PDF Nomura Index Amendment Notification – 2 March 2016PDF
    Index Documents (Selected Indices)

    Index Documents (Selected Indices)


    Nomura Cross Asset Momentum Daily IndexPDF Nomura EM Momentum Daily Index (Net of charges) RulebookPDF Nomura G10 Mean Reversion IndexPDF Nomura EM Momentum IndexPDF Nomura Illiquid G10 Value IndexPDF Nomura FX Return Index FamilyPDF Nomura Credit Momentum IndexPDF Nomura Fallen Angels Premium Credit IndicesPDF Nomura Credit Beta Index FamilyPDF Nomura Cross Asset Momentum 8percent Target Vol IndexPDF Nomura Commodity Momentum Select IndexPDF Nomura Equity Momentum IndexPDF Nomura IRS Momentum Duration Scaled IndexPDF Nomura Interest Rate Receiver Swap IndicesPDF Nomura NKYTPX Spread Reversion Series IndexPDF Nomura Multi Asset Carry without Credit IndexPDF Nomura Multi Asset Value IndexPDF Nomura IRS Momentum+ Volatility Targeted IndexPDF Nomura IRS Absolute Carry Volatility Targeted IndexPDF Nomura IRS Value Daily Volatility Targeted IndexPDF Nomura Commodities Futures IndicesPDF Nomura Commodities Trend B IndicesPDF Nomura Commodities Trend IndicesPDF

    Index Constituents (Selected Indices)

    Index Constituents (Selected Indices)


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    Nomura Indices PerformancePDF Nomura G10 FX Value VA Index PositionsPDF Nomura EM Momentum Daily Index PositionsPDF Nomura EM Momentum Index PositionsPDF Nomura G10 FX Mean Reversion Index PositionsPDF Nomura Western Fallen Angels Premium Credit Index PositionsPDF Nomura North America Fallen Angels Premium Credit Index PositionsPDF Nomura Europe Fallen Angels Premium Credit Index PositionsPDF Nomura Credit Momentum Index PositionsPDF Nomura Credit 5Y Non-Compounding Indices PositionsPDF Nomura Equity G3 Momentum Index PositionsPDF Nomura Cross Asset Momentum 8% Index PositionsPDF Nomura Cross Asset Momentum Daily Index PositionsPDF Nomura Commodity Momentum Select Index PositionsPDF Nomura IRS Momentum D5 Index PositionsPDF Nomura NKYTPX Spread Reversion Series IndexPDF Nomura Multi Asset Carry without Credit Index PositionsPDF Nomura Multi Asset Value Index PositionPDF Nomura IRS Value 9% Index PositionsPDF Nomura IRS Absolute Carry 9% Index PositionsPDF Nomura IRS Momentum+ 9% Index PositionsPDF Nomura Energy and Metals Trend B Index PositionsPDF


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      Nomura International plc is the Index Sponsor of the indices, and is therefore responsible for maintaining the Indices, as well as calculating and publishing the levels of the Indices, based on a proprietary model and relying on market information. In addition, Nomura International plc (or anyone of its affiliates) may be the Nomura counterparty to or issuer of any investment product entered into based on the indices. This gives rise to potential conflicts of interest.

      Nomura International plc and its affiliates, in the normal course of business, may trade in the indices or the underlying currencies or in financial instruments that are linked to any of the relevant index constituents, and such trading activity may affect the level of the Indices. These trading activities may present a conflict between the interests of an investor that is evaluating whether or not to enter into an investment product based on the Indices with Nomura International plc or any of its affiliates and the interests that Nomura International plc and its affiliates will have in their proprietary accounts, in facilitating transactions for their customers and in accounts under their management.

      In the ordinary course of business, Nomura International plc or any of its affiliates may have expressed views on expected movements in the Indices or the underlying currency pairs and may do so in the future. These views or reports may be communicated to the clients of Nomura International plc or any of its affiliates. However, any such views are and will be subject to change from time to time. Moreover, other professionals who deal in markets relating to the Indices or the underlying currency pairs may at any time have significantly different views from those of Nomura International plc or its affiliates. In addition, Nomura International plc or any of its affiliates may, from time to time, publish research that may influence the level of the Index, or may express opinions or provide recommendations that are inconsistent with the investment views inherent in the Index.

      Furthermore, the Index Sponsor may amend the methodology of the indices and/or make such adjustments to the Indices as it considers appropriate, in each case in its sole discretion acting in good faith, in order to account for certain events or preserve the objective of the strategy (including cancelling an Index in certain circumstances). Such action taken, or discretion exercised, by the Index Sponsor may result in benefits to Nomura International plc or any of its affiliates and/or losses to an investor.

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