Nomura Securities International has hired Anthony Ritossa to head up the hedge fund sales effort in the firm's equity finance group. The position is new, as Nomura aims to expand its five-year-old push into the lucrative business of lending cash and stock to U.S.-based hedge funds. The firm also offers a synthetic prime brokerage platform.
Ritossa until recently served as an associate director within the prime services group at Barclays Capital. He will now report to Yuko Suzuki, Nomura's U.S. head of equity finance.