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VISION IS SEEING WHAT IS INVISIBLE TO OTHERS

Search activity slowed in London through 2016 and 2017.  This was driven by  a number of geo-economic and political reasons – but summarised by most as the uncertainty surrounding of Brexit.  In contrast, other European markets showed signs of expansion and recruitment activity increased: we expect these trends to continue in 2018.

 In the GCC, subdued commodity prices combined with austerity, political wrangling and the resultant lack of liquidity, impacted directly growth opportunities and recruitment activity dropped significantly.

Many institutions focussed on cost cutting and “right sizing” and targeted reducing ex-pat headcount primarily, but local employees were not exempt from these changes either. Any hiring was made from low cost markets.
Although we expect markets to stabilize in 2018, we do not anticipate seeing significant growth and hiring will likely focus on replacement or upskilling.
Our International team, based in our London and Dubai offices, specialises in identifying top-tier talent for our clients who wish to secure talent from the world’s leading financial centres. The team has completed mandates in:

 

  • Europe: Amsterdam, Cyprus, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Malta, Montenegro, Paris, Zurich.
  • Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia.
  • APAC: Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo.
  • North America: New York.

Our regional teams work collaboratively and effectively combine specialist functional knowledge and geographical insight gained from being “on-the-ground”.  The team has developed strong global networks and offers experience of living and working internationally, plus specialist language skills.  We work closely with candidates to ensure that they and their families, when and wherever relevant, are well suited and prepared for living and working in a new environment.  Our thorough, reference-led selection process ensures that we understand our candidates explicitly and the trust and relationship that we develop affords an enviable and market leading success rate for closure.

With the right people anything is possible.

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RECENTLY COMPLETED MANDATES

INTERNATIONAL

Middle East Private Equity
Chief Operations Officer, Qatar

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International Chief Executive Officer, UAE

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Group Chief Financial Officer, Cyprus

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Head of Corporate Communications & PR, Cyprus

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Head of Marketing, Cyprus

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Head of Business Development, Cyprus

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Head of New Markets, Montenegro

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Head of Human Resources, Cyprus

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Head of Business Development, Malta

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Group Chief Financial Officer, Malta

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General Counsel, Malta

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Head of Risk and Compliance, Cyprus

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Gambling
Chief Operations Officer, Cyprus

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Head of Compliance, London

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Global Head of Governance and Capital, London

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Global Asset Manager
Head of Group Operational Risk, London

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Global Head of Valuation Methodology, London

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Global Investment Bank
Global Head of FCC Analytics, London

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UK Insurer & Investment Manager
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Head of Commodities Valuations, London