SPECIALIST
FINANCIAL SERVICES
EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Principle Partners is a specialist financial services executive search firm with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.

We work with diverse clients including asset management companies, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and international trading houses.

We are top-ranked Asia specialists in our field and emphasise building and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients and candidates.


Principle Partners’ founders Will Tan and Jag Dhaliwall have worked together in executive search for almost a decade. In 2009, over drinks at the historic Colbar, they committed to start a new firm that would re-establish the fundamentals of executive search. A firm that allowed them to be true specialists in their product areas, to capitalise on their Asian heritage, and to deliver tailored services with integrity and candour.

Thus Principle Partners was born.

Our consultants have lived and worked in Asia for most of their careers and are fluent in the local languages. Though we cover all of Asia, we are particularly strong in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia and Malaysia.

DEEP AND
COMPREHENSIVE
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE


Our turnaround time in delivering candidates is unsurpassed given this strong local connectivity and effective referrals through our networks in New York, London, Tokyo and other major financial hubs.


WE GO BEYOND TAPPING THE
STANDARD DATABASE

We have superior access to strong Asian candidates with regional and international experience because we go beyond tapping the standard database. We invest time in developing and maintaining relationships with top candidates, ensuring credibility not only with them but also with our clients who realize we provide introductions to top-quartile talent.

We get to know many of our candidates personally, nurturing the relationships over months and years. Former mid-level candidates have developed into trusted senior clients. The interaction with our candidates do not end the day we place them into a role, it starts to strengthen then. We take pride in following their careers and providing ongoing advice.

Jag Dhaliwall

Jag Dhaliwall works across Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong covering Private Equity clients comprising global, pan-Asian, country-specific and first time funds. He was formerly a private equity reporter with Bloomberg News where he made his name breaking some of the biggest corporate finance stories in Asia.

During his 12 years as a reporter in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Tokyo, including time spent at two other media groups, he cultivated a broad network of Private Equity executives, investment bankers and traders. Jag graduated from RMIT University, Australia, with an Honors degree in Accountancy.

Jag, who hails from Asia’s food capital Kuala Lumpur, is a die-hard Tottenham Hotspur fan. He also loves dogs.

Will Tan

Will Tan is active in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai covering asset management and hedge fund clients from startups and boutique funds to some of the largest managers in the world. Prior to executive search, he spent over a decade in sell-side roles including equity research and equity research supervisory in Asia and North America.

Will started his career with Salomon Smith Barney after graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics (Magna Cum Laude).

Will, who is Singaporean, is a fan of FC Barcelona and the LA Lakers. He continues to play pick-up basketball regularly.

Gwendolyn Moy

Gwen Moy joined Principle Partners as Head of the Hong Kong office after a 15-year career in real estate, including finance, private equity and structured products, in New York, London, Qatar and Hong Kong. She has experience on the buy-side, sell-side and as a lawyer in private practice. Most recently, Gwen was a member of the real estate investment team of the Qatar Investment Authority group, following a time as Director in the European Real Estate Group at Credit Suisse. Gwen has a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University.

Gwen was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. Gwen enjoys reading and is a United States national.

Working on both retained and contingency searches, we have a strong track record in targeted assignments and team build-outs.

Client profiles for asset management include international, regional and boutique fund houses and sovereign wealth funds. For private equity, we serve global, pan-Asian, regional and country-specific funds looking to deploy capital in Asia, with strategies including buy-outs, control investments, growth equity and early stage investments.






Our hedge fund clients range from start-ups to the largest international funds, with strategies including equity long-short, event-driven, convertible bond arbitrage, Asian/global macro, distressed debt/special situations and high frequency trading.

We also cover middle and back office roles such as legal, compliance and risk management to support the core front-office investing roles.

RETAINED AND
CONTINGENCY SEARCHES,
TARGETED ASSIGNMENTS
AND TEAM BUILD-OUTS

CONSISTENTLY
TOP RANKED

As a firm, we have been consistently ranked in the top 3 in recent ballots. Our consultants have also achieved top 3 rankings as individuals. Customer satisfaction is high with 80% of our business coming from repeat clients.

PLACEMENTS IN ASSET MANAGEMENT,
HEDGE FUNDS AND PRIVATE EQUITY

ASSET MANAGEMENT


Asian Equities team-build for an international fund house

Asian Fixed Income team-build for an international fund house

Head of Asian Fixed Income for an established UK fund house

Head of Asian Fixed Income for an established Dutch fund house

Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific for an established European fund house

Greater China Portfolio Manager for a regional fund house

Regional Head of Legal and Compliance for an international fund manager

Channel Distribution Manager covering Greater China for an Indian fund manager

Senior Credit/Fixed Income Portfolio Manager for an established European fund house

Portfolio Manager covering India for a regional fund manager

Senior Asia Ex Japan Portfolio Manager for a regional fund manager

Head of Risk Management for an Asian Sovereign Wealth Fund

Senior Rates Portfolio Manager for a top US fixed income fund manager

Asian Equities Specialist for an international fund house

HEDGE FUNDS


Greater China Portfolio Manager for an established US multi-strategy hedge fund

Macro Portfolio Manager for a top North American financial services company

Asia ex Japan Portfolio Manager for an established Asian hedge fund

India Specialist for an established emerging markets equity long/short hedge fund

Country Manager of Singapore for an established US multi-strategy hedge fund

Head of Marketing for a top Asian macro hedge fund

Head of Operations for an established US multi-strategy hedge fund

Head of Execution Trading for a top Asian macro hedge fund

Senior Analyst for an Asian Distressed/Special Situations hedge fund

China Specialist for an established emerging markets equity long/short hedge fund

Korea Analyst for an established emerging markets equity long/short hedge fund

Senior Credit Analyst for an established emerging markets hedge fund

Head of Compliance for a top Asian macro hedge fund

Marketing Analyst for a top Asian macro hedge fund

PRIVATE EQUITY


4-person Southeast Asian team-build including Heads of Indonesia and Malaysia as well as Head of SEA Execution for a first-time fund sponsored by a global financial institution

3-person team build at the middle and junior levels in Singapore and Jakarta at a first-time Southeast Asian fund founded by the former Global Head of Private Equity at a leading emerging markets-focused bank

Jakarta-based partner at Indonesia’s second largest fund

Global Head of Private Equity at a leading emerging markets-focused bank Jakarta-based partner at Indonesia’s second largest fund

3-person team build -- Investment Director, Chief Financial Officer and Associate -- at a new Southeast Asian fund

Singapore-based Vice President and Analyst at the third largest Pan Asian fund

Jakarta-based Director at a first-time Southeast Asian fund headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Singapore-based Vice President at a first-time Pan Asian Infrastructure fund

Kuala Lumpur-based Analysts and Associates at a regional Infrastructure fund

Singapore-based Investment Manager at Europe's leading fund

Mumbai-based Head of Family Office

Hong Kong-based Analyst at an international fund-of-funds

2013

Asset Management:

Best Headhunting Executive - Rank 5

Private Equity:

Best Headhunting Firm - Rank 2
Best Headhunting Executive - Rank 1

2012

Asset Management:

Best Contingent Firm – Rank 1
Best Headhunting Executive – Rank 3

Cash Management:

Best Retained Firm – Rank 2
Best Headhunting Executive – Rank 3

Hedge Funds:

Best Contingent Firm – Rank 1
Best Headhunting Executive – Rank 3

Legal & Compliance:

Best Contingent Firm – Rank 4

2011

Prime Broking:

Best Headhunting Firm - Rank 3
Best Headhunting Executive - Rank 2

Private Equity:

Best Headhunting Firm - Rank 5
Best Headhunting Executive - Rank 5

2010

Prime Broking:

Best Headhunting Firm - Rank 3
Best Headhunting Executive - Rank 1

Private Equity:

Best Headhunting Firm - Rank 5
Best Headhunting Executive - Rank 2

PRINCIPLE PARTNERS AND OUR
CONSULTANTS ARE CONSISTENTLY
TOP RANKED IN ASIAMONEY.



Singapore


Principle Partners Pte Ltd
212A Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068645

Office (65) 6329 9658

Agency Licence No: 09C5764



Hong Kong


Principle International Associates Limited
Level 17, China Building,
29 Queen's Road Central, Central,
Hong Kong

Office (852) 2559 9059

Licenced agency

For all enquiries, please contact
info@principle-partners.com