Nomura Securities is one of the leading securities and investment banking companies in Japan. It provides investment advisory and securities underwriting services for individual investors and corporate clients. The company offers a range of wealth management and information technology-related customer services. Nomura Securities also provides investment management support for institutional investors, as well as merger and acquisition financial advisory services for raising company shareholder value. It operates Nomura Home Trade and the Nomura Call Center. The company specializes in underwriting stock and bond issues to procure funds from the capital markets. Nomura Securities is a part of Nomura Holdings, which controls stakes in companies that conduct investment and financial services business.