NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nomura announced today that Mark Doms Ph.D. has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Senior Economist. Mr. Doms will be based in New York and will work closely with Lewis Alexander, Nomura's Chief U.S. Economist. He is responsible for providing in-depth analysis on macro-economic trends affecting the U.S. economy, while also proactively interpreting policy moves and market data which may signal economic shifts. "I am delighted to welcome someone of Mark's caliber and deep policy insight onto our strong U.S. and global economics team," said Penn Egbert, Head of Global Markets Research for Nomura in the Americas. "Mark's public policy experience will add significant value to our global economics franchise, which allows us to diversify the insight we provide to our clients." Before joining Nomura, Mr. Doms was at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), most recently as Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, where he advised the DOC and the Obama Administration on economic policy. Prior to this, he was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and earlier worked as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Nomura's highly-regarded global economics research team comprises experts covering Asia, Europe, Japan, Latin America and North America. Clients recognize the team's flagship Global Weekly Economic Monitor, its forecasting accuracy and its commitment to delivering unique insights into economic, policy and market developments. In addition to economic research, Nomura offers leading equities, fixed income, and quantitative research in the Americas. Nomura Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. Nomura's subsidiaries in the U.S. include Nomura Securities International, Inc. (a member of SIPC) and Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com.