Nomura Securities said on Monday it hired James Merli as its managing director and head of debt origination and debt syndicate for the Americas.

In this newly created role, Merli will report to Charles Spero and Jeff Michaels, joint heads of fixed income for the Americas and to Glenn Schiffman, head of investment banking, Americas.

Merli joins Nomura from Barclays Capital where he was most recently head of US primary market syndication for fixed income. Prior to joining Barclays Capital, Merli spent 25 years at Lehman Brothers where he was the global head of fixed income syndicate.

During his tenure at Lehman, Merli was a member of the fixed income operating committee, the loan participation committee, and the high grade credit committee.

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