September 2, 2014 – Global search firm Pure Search has announced the launch of Pure Search Financial Services. This newly created division is a merger of Correlate Search U.K. (acquired by Pure Search in April 2013) and the existing financial services sector teams at Pure. Pure Search Financial Services will be led by the former managing directors of Correlate Search U.K., Simon Head and Gavin Bonnet, and will work closely with Pure’s global offices in Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore), headed by Liam Richardson, and North America (New York) led by Barrie Sanderson. The new division has recently been strengthened by senior hires John Newstead from Redgrave Partners, Colleen Quilty from Quilty Group, and Adam Scarr from Hays. This now equips the new division to cover senior sales, trading & structuring mandates across equities, FX, fixed income & commodities, alongside Pure Search’s existing practice areas in compliance, risk management, finance/treasury, legal and tax. “This is another exciting development for Pure Search, bringing together our existing global strength across infrastructure with the global markets presence brought by our acquisition of Correlate. It gives us a strong strategic position in financial services across front and back office at a time when the markets are beginning to grow again,” said Chris Nelson, co-founder of Pure Search. Pure Search is a multi-disciplinary search and selection firm, with offices in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Founded in 1997, the firm specializes in tax, legal, finance, corporate finance & private equity senior leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
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