Nomura Research Institute Ltd. engages in the provision of research, business consulting, and systems services. It operates through the following segments: Consulting, Financial Information Technology (IT) Solutions, Industrial IT Solutions, IT Platform Services, and Others. The Consulting segment provides management and systems consulting services. The Financial IT Solutions segment offers IT solutions for securities, asset management, banking, and insurance sectors. The Industrial IT Solutions segment deals with IT solutions and infrastructure services for distribution, manufacturing, service, and healthcare industries, as well as for governments and other public agencies. The IT Platform Services segment handles system management and advanced information technology solutions. It also conducts research for the development of new business operations and new products related to IT solutions. The Others segment administers systems development and operation services on other businesses which are not included in the above segments. The company was founded on April 1, 1965 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.