Asia-based investment bank and financial services company Nomura is beefing up Wi-Fi and technology in its Midtown Manhattan offices.
The company recently moved 2,000 of its employees into a16-floor renovated space at Worldwide Plaza.
The company signed a 20-year lease in a deal to occupy the space. Inside of its offices is a client floor equipped with a secure Wi-Fi-enabled network. This will allow clients to communicate via smartphone or other Wi-Fi-enabled devices while conducting business on-site.
The desks on its trading floors are equipped with a special water-cooling technology that helps cool down the hard drives and processors used while conducting business. The trading floors were constructed to handle up to 700 workers and clients.
The company has also constructed approximately 15 different rooms that can be used as client meeting rooms in its offices. The meeting rooms are equipped with technology and software for full connectivity and video conferencing for its domestic and global business.
“Nomura’s relocation to Worldwide Plaza demonstrates the firm’s commitment to its presence in New York and the Americas. We now have one of the most modern and cutting-edge facilities from which to conduct our business activities,” David Findlay, president and chief executive officer of Nomura Holding America Inc., said. “Our clients represent the centerpiece of our operations, and we are extremely well-positioned to leverage our strengths on their behalf on a domestic, regional and global level.”
The new location serves as the Americas headquarters for Nomura. This will include business operations in Canada, South and Central America and the United States. Nomura, headquartered in Tokyo, operates in more than 30 countries.