Nomura continues its western push

<div>JAPANESE&nbsp;bank Nomura has become the London Stock Exchange&rsquo;s (LSE) third-largest broker, thanks to its acquisition of bankrupt Lehman Brother&rsquo;s European trading business.<br /><br />Nomura revealed its position as it laid out its intentions to top the table by the end of the year. A spokesperson for the LSE confirmed that Nomura has been growing its trading volumes on the exchange significantly, but declined to give details or comparisons with other banks.<br /><br />Nomura scooped up Lehman&rsquo;s equities business &ndash; which provided the most orders on the LSE&rsquo;s books at the time &ndash; after the American bank collapsed at the end of 2008.<br /><br />Now Japan&rsquo;s biggest investment bank has its sights set on growing its share whilst creating a new culture, which will include moving its London headquarters out of Canary Wharf and into the City.<br /><br />On Monday, the bank signed a deal that will see its 3,600 London staff, including 2,000 former Lehman employees, move to Watermark Palace, a new riverside complex.</div>