Nomura boosts New York leveraged finance team

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Nomura Securities North America has recruited Julie Persily and Steven Seltzer as co-heads of Nomura’s leveraged finance group in New York. Persily and Seltzer report to Glenn Schiffman, head of investment banking, Americas.

They will also work with Luca Tassan and Patrice Maffre, co-heads of leveraged finance in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Graham Conran, head of leveraged finance for Asia ex-Japan.

Persily’s previous employer was Citi, for whom she worked for nine years until