Nomura Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of investment and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale. The Retail segment includes investment consultation services, distribution of trust certificates, and management of insurance agencies. The Asset Management segment offers portfolio and investment trust management, and provides investment advisory services for pension funds. The Wholesale segment consists of global markets and investment banking. It includes the sale and trading of bonds, stocks, foreign exchange, and derivatives, and the underwriting of debt, equity, and other financial instruments. The company was founded by Tokushichi Nomura on December 25, 1925, and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.