Angie Karna is a Managing Director in the Legal Department of Nomura Securities International, Inc. in New York. She is the Head of Legal for Global Markets, Americas. Angie joined Nomura in September 2009.
Prior to joining Nomura, Angie was a senior attorney at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers in New York. She joined Lehman Brothers in 2000 and joined Barclays Capital when it purchased the US operations of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. Prior to Lehman Brothers, Angie worked at Shearman and Sterling in New York, CIBC World Markets in Toronto and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Toronto.
Angie holds a J.D. degree, an LL.B degree and a Bachelor of Science degree. She is a member of the Bar in New York and Ontario, Canada.
Angie has been appointed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) to serve as Chair of the CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory Committee (“GMAC”); she was previously appointed to serve as a member of the GMAC from 2015-2016. She has been appointed to serve on the National Futures Association’s (“NFA”) Business Conduct Committee and she has been elected to serve on the Swap Dealer Subcommittee of the NFA Nominating Committee.
Angie is the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and she serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Bankers (“IIB”). Angie was a Co-Chair and a Vice Chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”) Swap Dealer Committee (“SDC”) from 2014-2018 and she continues to Co-Chair the SDC Cross-Border Subcommittee. Angie is an active member of additional SIFMA, IIB, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA”) and other industry association committees and working groups. Angie is a founder and Board Member of Women in Derivatives, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to attract, retain, educate and develop female leaders in the financial industry.
Angie is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Angie is the Chair and Sponsor of Nomura’s global Dodd-Frank program and leads other market structure regulatory initiatives. She is the Chair of Nomura’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and an Executive Sponsor of Nomura’s Women’s Network.
Angie was a recipient of the 2015 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award.