Head of Global Markets, Asia ex-Japan and Chair, Global Emerging Markets Executive Committee, Nomura
Rig Karkhanis was appointed Senior Managing Director in April 2017. He is Head of Global Markets, Asia ex-Japan, and Global Head of FX and EM. Prior to his current role, Rig was Head of Global Markets Singapore and Head of Macro Products, Asia ex-Japan.
Before that he was Head of Fixed Income, Asia ex-Japan, with responsibilities for further enhancing Nomura's Fixed Income business in the region, which provides the firm's clients with solutions across foreign exchange, interest rates, credit and commodities.
Rig joined Nomura in September 2010 from Millennium Partners, Singapore, where he was a Portfolio Manager. Prior to that, he was Head of Rates and Currencies Sales & Trading, Asia Pacific Rim, at Merrill Lynch. Rig began his career in Deutsche Bank where he spent 10 years in Europe and Asia in various FX options trading roles.
He holds a MA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.