A Strategic Partnership with Nomura Asset Management

On May 19, 2021, Nomura Holdings and American Century Investments® celebrated its five-year anniversary. The strategic partnership continues to expand the opportunities for each firm to reach new clients and provide a broader range of solutions to serve our investors’ strategic interests.

Strong Connections—A Real Advantage

Founded in 1925, Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through their three business divisions: Retail, Wholesale (Global Markets, Investment Banking and International Wealth Management) and Investment Management.

  • Retail—Through their retail network spanning 121 locations, Nomura provides a diverse range of products and consulting services to retail clients in Japan.
  • Wholesale (global markets and investment banking and international wealth management)—Global Markets provides sales and trading services in bonds, equities, foreign exchange and derivatives for institutional investors globally. Investment Banking provides underwriting, advisory and risk solutions to corporates, financial institutions and public sector organizations around the world. International Wealth Management provides comprehensive investment, financing and wealth planning solutions targeted for high-net-worth individuals, family offices and external asset managers in Asia.
  • Investment Management—Investment Management leverages the know-how and expertise of the entire group to deliver added value for the clients. Nomura offers investment solutions across a wide range of asset classes, from traditional assets such as stocks and bonds to alternative assets such as private equity, to meet the diverse needs of their clients. By enhancing the asset management business and expanding investment capabilities, Nomura strives to achieve organic/inorganic growth.

Driven by the insights of some 27,000 people worldwide, Nomura puts their clients at the center of everything they do, delivering unparalleled access to, from and within Asia.

Given the minimal overlap between American Century Investments' and Nomura's products and regional coverage, this thoughtful collaboration supports both firms' efforts to further diversify business interests globally and share our investment expertise for clients around the world. This includes leveraging Nomura's connections in Japan and Asia and American Century Investments' in the U.S.

A Focus on Performance

Building long-lasting client relationships and our dedication to delivering superior performance are key priorities for both American Century and Nomura. Whether designing tailored strategies or providing a comprehensive range of solutions and insights, we share a mandate to offer investments that align with our clients' needs.

Shared Values and Corporate Culture

James E. Stowers Jr., founder of American Century Investments, often said "If we help others become successful, they, in turn, will make us successful." This belief is similar to the founder of Nomura's "putting the customer first," and demonstrates our common values.


photograph of Nomura Founder, Tokushichi Nomura


Founded in 1925
by Tokushichi Nomura

photograph of American Century Investments, James E. Stowers, Jr.

American Century Investments

Founded in 1958
by James E. Stowers, Jr.


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Focus on our clients

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Providing value for our investors and clients


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Value our people, team work and global spirit

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Challenging and inspiring the best people, with a tremendous emphasis on teamwork and responsibility

Society & Economy

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Enrich the nation through the securities business

Risk Culture

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Identify creative solutions while maintaining a strict risk discipline

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Being adaptable and innovative
Working with integrity

Firm & Investors

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Achieve consistent profitability regardless of market direction

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Building a financially sound company

Growing Together

The two firms have established a Business Opportunity Committee, jointly chaired by American Century Investments' CEO and Nomura's Head of Asset Management, to explore the development of potential products together. American Century and Nomura are both committed to continuing the work of building a framework for enhanced collaboration.

This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.