October 16, 2015 – David Barrett Partners has opened a new office in Hong Kong and appointed Philip Williams to head the firm’s new location.
Mr. Williams has focused on investment and wealth management executive search for 13 years, initially in London and since 2009 in Hong Kong. He has completed searches for senior investment, distribution, and business leadership roles in the Asia region for traditional and alternative investment firms. Previously, he spent more than 11 years as an executive director with Sheffield Haworth in Hong Kong.
“The majority of our clients, occasionally even local or regional organizations, want a search firm that can access talent, and is in the flow, at local, regional and global levels,” said David Barrett, managing partner of David Barrett Partners, in a recent interview with Hunt Scanlon.
“Being ‘on the ground’ in the U.S., U.K./Europe and Asia is an important differentiation in terms of being able to best serve our clients, especially on senior global roles where the search firm needs access and credibility around the world.”
Mr. Barrett said his firm’s growing global client base is increasingly consolidating their search firm relationships and now look to search partners who know them well and who can deliver a consistent search product around the world.
David Barrett Partners is celebrating its 10th year as a boutique recruiting specialist. Through offices in New York, Boston, London and now Hong Kong, the firm serves traditional and alternative money managers, endowments, foundations, family offices and sovereign wealth funds.
The firm was founded in New York by a team of investment management recruiting industry veterans from large, multinational search firms who were drawn to establishing a focused investment and wealth management boutique.
Its London office, opened in September 2009, is led by 20-year industry veterans Tory Hyndman and Marcus Hanbury. That team, which includes Nick Huggett and Harriet Hyde, serves clients in the U.K., Europe and the Middle East. Last year, the firm opened in Boston and that office now includes founding partner Anne Keyser, John Knapp and Bob Gorog. The New York headquarters consists of five recruiters, including its three founding partners: David Barrett, Darryl Adachi and Ted Kister; as well as Adwoa Taylor and Elizabeth Havens.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media