Markit, a leading, global, financial information services company, today announced that Nomura has joined Markit Hub to provide its global fixed income research, ranked No. 1 for Japan and China in 2010 by Institutional Investor.
Markit Hub is a web and iPad research platform providing institutional market participants with direct-to-source access to research, commentary, news, data and analytics from global banks and major third-party providers.
Markit Hub users entitled to Nomura's global fixed income research may now access Nomura's best-in-class cross market coverage encompassing economics, foreign exchange, quantitative analytics, global rates, securitised products and emerging markets. Nomura specialises in providing in-depth research on thematic topics and bespoke advice on methodologies for investment decisions in fixed income markets.
Heidi Johnson, Managing Director, Head of Markit Hub at Markit, said: "The addition of Nomura research further enriches Markit Hub's content set, reinforcing our global and cross asset class capabilities and building on the platform's value to the financial services community. We will continue to add major content providers to respond to increasing demand for customised views of multiple data sources."
Michael Guarnieri, Global Head of Fixed Income Research at Nomura, said: "Nomura is committed to leveraging our strong global footprint and providing thoughtful research and information to financial professionals in real time. Partnering with Markit Hub is a natural extension of our strategy to make accessing Nomura's research as easy as possible for our clients."
Markit Hub's single-sign on technology, commingled headlines and advanced navigation and filtering tools provide fast, customised access to a rich content set. The platform has over 250,000 users at more than 14,000 investment firms around the world with customers in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Markit Hub has evolved from a leading fixed income institutional research platform called BondHub which Markit acquired in 2009. Markit Hub now spans multiple asset classes including fixed income, equities, commodities and foreign exchange. Opge. Open to all content providers, Markit Hub currently includes Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Dow Jones, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Markit, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada and UBS.