David Seif joins Nomura as chief economist

Investment bank Nomura has appointed David Seif as chief economist for developed markets.

Seif holds a Ph.D. and MA in economics from Harvard University and a BS in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Prior to joining Nomura, Seif worked as chief of global economics at Brevan Howard Asset Management, and before that worked in senior economist roles at Point72 Asset Management and Paulson & Co.

Seif is a managing director in the new role at Nomura, and reports to Head of Global Macro Research Rob Subbaraman, and Paul Nikodem, head of US fixed income research.

Commenting on the appointment, Subbaraman said: “David’s appointment underscores Nomura’s commitment to produce cutting-edge macro research, and his past 15 years of experience working at major hedge funds will help provide our clients with unique perspectives and actionable ideas.”