According to the broker, it generated a profit of 2.3 billion yuan ($26.6 million) during the period.
The figure was lower than the 11.4 billion yuan seen in the first three months of 2009, the firm explained.
Further statistics from Nomura showed it generated 259.8 billion yuan worth of revenue and 6.5 billion yuan of income before income taxes.
Kenichi Watanabe, president and chief executive officer of Nomura, said: âAlthough revenues in our wholesale business declined due to the adverse market conditions, we saw further growth in our client franchise and flow businesses.
âLooking ahead, we will continue to build out our revenue base by maintaining our focus on client businesses and supplying liquidity to our clients backed by our robust financial position.â
Earlier in the month, Nomura announced the appointment of Eng Chien Chan as managing director, head of Corporate Sales and Risk Solutions Group, Asia ex-Japan.
By Jim Ottewill