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FinanceAsia.com caught up with Charles Peat and Richard Draycott at search firm Whitney O''Neill to see how the financial services job market is bearing up and how their firm was doing four months after merger.

It has been a few months since the merger between Whitney and O'Neill, how has the merged entity performed since then

Peat A number of factors have meant that the merger has gone extremely smoothly. The obvious mutual benefits of presenting an established Asia specialist as part of a global brand have materialized, and we were fortunate in that our client base had distinct synergies and overlaps anyway. This removed one of the main concerns for a merged search firm regarding 'off-limits' arrangements.

These are difficult markets for everyone, how are you keeping your heads above water

Draycott The nature of the search industry means that our services tend to be employed for the more...

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