Meridian/Thomson

Asia's banks still selectively hiring

We talk to Charlie Thomson, founder of Singapore-based search firm Meridian Partners, about who’s hiring in Asia and why he remains bullish on the region.

What is the background of Meridian Search
Meridian is a boutique search firm I founded a few years ago with two ex-markets colleagues. We specialise in fixed income, currencies and commodities Ficc appointments for front-office and senior-level positions. I’ve worked in Asia within capital markets since 1993 across Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. My colleagues are also banking-industry veterans from around Asia.

Did the market downturn in 2008 have a significant impact on business
Actually, the market downturn of 2008 was what prompted me to start the business. I did not like the way the bigger search firms were operating and I saw an opportunity to...

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