Nomura Securities International said Tuesday it has hired Douglas Decker as managing director and head of convertible bond origination.

Decker joins Nomura from Wells Fargo where he worked as head of equity-linked origination in New York since 2007.  Prior to Wells Fargo, Decker worked at Barclays Capital in London for six years where he notably built a market leading franchise as their head of convertible origination for Europe and Asia.

At Nomura, Decker will be responsible for all aspects of marketing and executing equity-linked solutions for Nomura's clients. He will work closely with William Brett, managing director in the corporate equity derivatives group.

He will also partner with Neeraj Hora and Ken Brown, who have responsibility for the firm's equity-linked and corporate equity derivative business globally.

“We are confident Doug’s extensive, global and respected experience in the equity-linked solutions sector will prove invaluable to Nomura’s clients” Glenn H. Schiffman, head of investment banking, Americas, said in a press release.