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Euromoney, May 10 2021

The partnership between Nomura and Jarden in Australia and New Zealand, announced on Monday, is intriguing.

Jarden is a New Zealand-based financial services group that last year commenced a pushinto Australian investment banking, led by several former UBS and Goldman Sachs executives, with Robbie Vanderzeil as chief executive.

At first glance, there appears to be some overlap. Both firms will continue to run standalone corporate advisory and capital markets businesses in Australia and New Zealand, begging the question: why do it, then?

The answer appears to be for global distribution capability, which was the one stand-out omission from the Jarden offering. It also brings a decent balance sheet, which certainly won’t hurt.

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Chris Wright
Chris Wright
Chris is a journalist specialising in business and financial journalism across Asia, Australia and the Middle East. He is Asia editor for Euromoney magazine and has written for publications including the Financial Times, Institutional Investor, Forbes, Asiamoney, the Australian Financial Review, Discovery Channel Magazine, Qantas: The Australian Way and BRW. He is the author of No More Worlds to Conquer, published by HarperCollins.

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