Whitney Group and O'Neill Associates to merge

The two rival headhunting firms have laid down their spears and agreed to a merger.

Whitney Group and O'Neill Associates have announced a merger of their Asian operations. The new firm will be called Whitney O'Neill and will have an extensive presence in Asia with offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

The two firms are the bestĀ financial services executive search outfits in Asia, both topping last year's Economist Intelligence Unit's survey on financial services search firms. Whitney came top overall globally while O'Neill came top in Asia.

Although both firms cover the financial services market, they have slightly different areas of expertise. Whitney is best of breed when it comes to investment banking, project finance, private banking and corporate finance work. O'Neill is moreĀ ...

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