Top strategist leaves Nomura

Nomura Securities Co.’s chief strategist, Atsushi Mizuno, will resign at the end of the month to take a similar position with the Tokyo operation of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Capital Markets Ltd. on May 1, company sources said April 25.

Mizuno has earned a high reputation in Japan’s business world and financial markets through his commentaries in Nomura’s weekly publication, Global Investment Ideas, where he analyzes outlooks in financial markets and the economies of such countries as the United States. In March, Mizuno won top place in a popularity survey of bond analysts and economists done by the weekly Nikkei Newsletter on Bonds and Money, which is published by the Japan Bond Research Institute.