Corporate access has had its trial by fire over the past two years.
Before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the lifeblood of corporate access — the work of brokers and investment banks to connect the buy side to executives — was comprised of conferences and meetings, all of which had to be transformed for a virtual environment.
But despite the rollercoaster of external environment and market trends, those connections remain an important part of the financial ecosystem, according to Shinji Wakizaka, head of client relations management department at Nomura.
“Corporate access provides vital opportunities for investors and corporates to understand each other and build relationships,” he said. “While it is not essentially affected by market trends, corporate access methods have evolved and become more diverse over time. We are constantly adapting our corporate access services to meet the evolving needs of our investor and corporate clients.