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Focus areas

Our clients range from multi-strategy hedge funds to single-manager hedge funds across a broad range of strategies. We specialize in searches for front-office roles such as:

C-Level Roles (CRO, CCO, CFO, General Counsels, etc.)

Portfolio Managers

Research Analysts and Strategists

Execution Traders

Economists

Sales and Business Development

Investor Relations

Product Specialists

Client Services Professionals

Recent track record

We are proud to announce the following placements:

2021 has been a record year in which we completed some of the most prominent retained searches for asset managers around the world. 

Our consultants

Douglas Brown

Partner, Managing Director
New York
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Douglas Brown is a Partner, Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Management – Asset Management based in the New York office of Global Sage. Doug brings over 14 years of experience in working with senior investment professionals in the asset management industry. Prior to joining Global Sage, Doug was Managing Director and Co-Head of the Investment Search Practice at Broadreach Group. For six years, he served as the Director of Institutional Investor’s Fixed Income Forum, an institute for chief investment officers and heads of fixed income departments at 50 of the top U.S. bond managers. He went on to become a Senior Vice President at Cantor Fitzgerald Debt Capital Markets and Research Manager at Nine Peaks Capital, a $500m fund of funds. In the early part of his career, Doug was an award-winning financial journalist for Reuters and Institutional Investor. He covered the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. as well as the mortgage and corporate bond markets in New York. Doug holds a BA in Government from Franklin and Marshall College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Specialization
Private Equity, Traditional Asset Management, Investment Banking

Simon Barzilay

Partner, Managing Director
London
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Simon Barzilay is a Partner, Managing Director based in the London office of Global Sage. He has over 30 years of capital markets and executive search experience and works closely with hedge funds, traditional asset managers, investment banks and private equity firms across all asset classes. Prior to joining Global Sage, Simon served as the founder and head of LFR Search, a boutique financial services search firm, which in 2016, received recognition for Best Investment Focused Recruiter in UK and Asia by Investor Review. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and was a manager in Ernst & Young’s Corporate Finance division in both London and Hong Kong before moving into Asian equity research with Schroders, where he worked in both Hong Kong and South Korea. He also worked in Asian equity sales and execution services in London with BZW, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and was Head of Lehman Brothers’ Asian equities business in Europe. Simon holds a BA in Accountancy and Finance from Heriot-Watt University.

Specialization
Asset Management, Investment Banking, Global Markets, Private Equity, C-Suite

Hirokazu Tamura

Partner, Managing Director
Tokyo
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Hirokazu Tamura is a Partner, Managing Director and Head of Japan based in the Tokyo office of Global Sage. He brings over 17 years of financial services executive search experience to the firm. Since joining Global Sage, he has been instrumental in building out the Japan search practice across traditional and alternative asset management; wealth management; investment banking and private assets, placing senior investment, distribution, product and operations professionals across the financial services industry. In 2016, Hirokazu was recognized as the “Outstanding Recruiter of the year in Japan” by Recruitment International. Hirokazu attended Toyama College of Foreign Languages. He speaks fluent English and Japanese.

Specialization
Asset Management, Private Assets, Investment Banking, Global Markets, Private Banking, C-Level

Mathew Welch

Partner, Managing Director
Singapore
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Mathew Welch has some 25 years of senior executive experience in financial markets in Asia, having built businesses and led teams, executed transactions and managed projects in most major Asian countries. Mathew is also an experienced Independent Board Director in Banking and the Financial Sector.

He brings to Global Sage strong domain knowledge across Wholesale and Investment Banking, Insurance, Asset Management, Corporate Governance and FinTech. Mathew has worked for McKinsey, Merrill Lynch, Temasek, Standard Chartered Bank, ING, and Daiwa, including roles at Managing Director level, through an outstanding career across Asia.  He was, for example, an MD at Temasek Holdings investing in Financial Institutions, and prior to that he was at Standard Chartered as Head of the Financial Institutions Group in Asia, overseeing all their business with banks and insurance companies.

Educated in the United States and the UK, Mathew has an MBA degree with high distinction from the Harvard Business School (1993) and holds an MA Degree in Oriental Studies (Chinese) from the University of Oxford.

Specialization
Global Investment Banking, Private Equity, Asset Management

Nico Ortiz

Director
New York
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Nico Ortiz is a Director in the New York office and has over 20 years of executive search. She works closely with hedge funds, private equity firms and traditional asset managers across asset classes. Prior to Global Sage, Nico spent 9 years as Executive Senior Partner on the Capital Markets team of a US-based executive search firm. She began her career in Search in Tokyo, Japan in 1996. Nico holds a B.A. in Literature from the University of Colorado.

Brad Davidoff

Managing Director
New York
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Brad Davidoff is a Managing Director in the New York office of Global Sage. Brad brings over 30 years of broad fixed income portfolio management experience and has a wealth of knowledge about the capital markets. Prior to joining Global Sage, Brad was Senior Portfolio Manager / Managing Director at the New York office of FMS-WM Servicing Group, a fixed income asset manager. At FMS, Brad was responsible for the portfolio management and credit risk reporting of FMS’s non-muni U.S. exposures. Prior to FMS, Brad held portfolio management positions at Collineo Asset Management, Hypovereinsbank and TCW Group. Brad is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He completed his Master of Business Administration – Finance at New York University and he holds a BA in Accounting from Syracuse University.

Sera Li

Partner, Managing Director
China
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Sera Li is a Partner, Managing Director based in the Hong Kong office of Global Sage. She provides Executive Search, Market Intelligence and Strategic Consulting services to the firm’s global and regional clients within the financial services industry, including Investment Banks, Asset Management and other Alternative Investment firms (hedge funds, private equity and proprietary trading firms). Having lived in both New York and Hong Kong for the past 11 years, Sera has gained extensive experience in completing cross-border buildout mandates with US and European clients establishing a presence in Asia, particularly in Greater China, as well as Asian clients expanding into global markets. Sera holds a Masters degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. She is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in English, as well as some Cantonese and German.

Specialization
Private Equity, Traditional Asset Management, Investment Banking

Alastair Bruce

Managing Director
Hong Kong
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Alastair Bruce has over twenty-five years’ experience gained in the financial services sector as an equity trader and institutional sales with two respected blue-chip organisations in the U.K. and in the Far East, and more recently as a senior executive search consultant in the UK and Asia. He has carried out senior assignments for many of the leading investment, corporate and private banks and asset management organisations across the Asian region. Alastair came to Asia in 1995 after completing an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Birmingham University in the UK.

Specialization
Global Financial Services

TK Chiang

Partner, Managing Director
Hong Kong, Taiwan
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TK Chiang is a Partner and Managing Director based in the Hong Kong office of Global Sage. He is a serial alternative investment industry entrepreneur and brings over 35 years of experience in the alternative investment industry. Focused on real estate, hedge funds, and private equity, he has raised over $3 billion in AUM over 19 years and a team of over 100 professionals. He brought in ABN AMRO Asset Management and BNP Paribas Capital Partners as institutional shareholders, and eventually fully exited to Aberdeen Standard Investments. TK currently sits on several boards including a Korean family office, an agriculture-focused private equity group, amongst others. He earned his BA and BS in economics and physiology from UC Davis, MBA from Santa Clara University, and Presidents’ Program from Harvard Business School. He is an active member of Young Presidents Organization and was the past Chairman of the Hong Kong chapter.

Specialization: Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Real Assets – Real Estate, Infrastructure & Resources, Asian Conglomerates, Family Offices