July 20, 2020 – AltoPartners, the international alliance of boutique executive search and leadership consulting firms, has expanded its global footprint through the addition of Hong Kong-based Fowler Fox & Co, advisors to some of the world’s most respected private banks, wealth managers and family offices.
Headed by Simeon Fowler and supported by Katie Brunt, managing director and head of APAC, Fowler Fox & Co strengthens AltoPartners’ presence in Asia, “and greatly amplifies our global financial services practice and international client impact,” the organization said. The addition expands AltoPartners’ footprint to 56 offices across 32 countries.
“We are delighted to be part of the AltoPartners global alliance of executive search partners,” said Mr. Fowler. “This strategic partnership with AltoPartners gives our clients the global reach and perspective we have been looking to provide them with. Being part of AltoPartners is a significant step in our global commitment to the highest level of professional search standards and ethics, and AltoPartners has offered us the very best way to deliver this.”
“Katie and I are delighted to be part of this exclusive group of partner members and are looking forward to bringing the best of what the amazing city of Hong Kong can bring to the alliance,” he said.
“Simeon Fowler is widely regarded as one of most experienced head hunters in the private banking sector and has earned the trust and respect of senior executives in the industry,” AltoPartners said. He has spent the last decade assisting clients to manage their global talent requirements and provide them with executive search, M&A advisory and board-level succession planning services. Mr. Fowler founded Fowler Fox & Co in 1999.
Hong Kong Market
As one of the world’s leading international financial centers, Hong Kong has a major capitalist service economy characterized by low taxation and free trade. It is an important center for international finance and trade, with one of the greatest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Hong Kong market has again retained its ranking as the most economically free market in the world, according to the Fraser Institute. And a study by the Milken Institute found that the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu has the best economy of any city in mainland China. Shanghai and Tianjin ranked second and third. In Shanghai, China’s financial hub and a global finance center, employers expect to grow staffing levels in a number of industry sectors and all nine regions, according to a recent Manpower employment index report. In Japan, Tokyo employers report the region’s most optimistic hiring plans and expect the strongest hiring in more than six years.
“Hong Kong and Asia continue to be a strategically valuable region for our global clients,” said Stephen Dallamore, global chairman of AltoPartners. “We have been strategically growing the AltoPartners international alliance through the addition of high quality, local firms that will provide our clients with seamless cross-border and cross-cultural expertise and service. The addition of Fowler Fox & Co, a prestigious outfit with deep regional and sector knowledge, is a feather in the AltoPartners cap and we are delighted to welcome Simeon and Katie to our global alliance.”
With 56 offices in 32 countries, AltoPartners maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media