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Nomura Asset Management to name first female chief

Junko Nakagawa blazes another trail at Japanese financial giant

Junko Nakagawa, Nomura Asset Management's next CEO, previously served as the holding company's first female chief financial officer.

TOKYO -- Nomura Asset Management decided Monday to appoint Executive Managing Director Junko Nakagawa as its next CEO, making her the first woman to lead the core Nomura Holdings unit.

The official announcement will come Tuesday. Nakagawa began her career at Nomura Securities in 1988, working at its investment banking and finance divisions before becoming Nomura Holdings' first female chief financial officer in 2011.

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