ABOUT US

Principle Partners was founded on the core values of integrity, long-term relationship building and unrivalled career advice.

Our proposition is centered on providing a trusted talent platform for the buyside and technology communities. Our clients rely on us to identify, attract and retain top talent which fit into their ambitions and investment strategies in Asia.

We are truly humbled by the continued belief our marquee clients — who collectively manage hundreds of billions of dollars — have in us. We strive to continue exceeding their expectations.

Candidates whom we have placed over the years have thrived in their careers and we are privileged to have remained confidants of many.

We operate with the same enthusiasm as we did when we launched Principle Partners in January 2009, and by remaining true to our values and craft, we are today recognized as the preeminent buyside and technology focused executive search firm in the region. We also have one of the largest teams with the expertise to run bespoke and complex mandates for our clients.

Why Principle Partners?

Established in 2009, Principle Partners is the market leader in executive search for the Asian investment management and technology space. We have placed more than 500 professionals across Asia and are unparalleled in our specialised and comprehensive coverage across front, middle and back office positions.

We have developed strong verticals across technology, data science and impact investing to better service our progressive global partners.

No other firm partners with the buyside like we do. We have completed build-outs of entire funds, advised on contingent placements and provided strategic talent mapping solutions for our partners across all strategies.

Our Team

Our Consultants are accomplished specialists in their practice areas, with professional experience in asset management and financial journalism. They are brought together by their passion for connecting people.

Managing Director

Will Tan

Managing Director

Jag Dhaliwall

Managing Director

Carrie Cheung

Director

June Tan

Consultant

Kelvin Koh

Research Manager

Tiffany Martadinata

Managing Director

Will Tan

Will leads our coverage of asset management, hedge funds and family offices. A top hedge fund headhunter and a leading talent strategist in the alternative investment industry, he focuses on team builds and leadership searches for boutique and global fund managers across liquid and illiquid strategies.

Will started his career with Salomon Smith Barney in equity research. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from the University of Massachusetts and completed the General Management Program at the Wharton School in 2019.

Managing Director

Jag Dhaliwall

Jag has spent the last three decades building deep relationships with Private Equity executives and investment bankers from Singapore to Tokyo as a Bloomberg News finance reporter and a buyside talent strategist.

Jag, who hails from Kuala Lumpur, specializes in Private Equity, Venture Capital and Tech, having completed 9 maiden PE and 2 Corp Dev/Strategy team builds across Southeast Asia, as well as targeted senior searches. He graduated from RMIT University, Australia with a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy and completed the General Management Program at the Wharton School in 2019.

Managing Director

Carrie Cheung

Carrie is the Managing Director of Principle Partners Hong Kong and is responsible for their coverage of the Greater China region and Japan. She has extensive experience in electronic and systematic trading and has worked at global financial institutions including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and BNP Paribas. Prior to joining Principle Partners, Carrie was COO for APAC equity trading at Citadel Securities and before that, was Head of Electronic Trading APAC at BNP Paribas.

She has over 20 years in the industry and is recognised in the buyside and sellside for her expertise in electronic and quantitative trading. Carrie was also the first female and foreign co-chair of the Japan FPL (FIX Protocol Limited) chapter and was recently recognized as a Trailblazer at the Markets Media inaugural Women in Finance Asia Awards.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is a certified executive coach from The Coach Partnership.

Director

June Tan

June leads the Finance and Middle Office recruiting functions at Principle Partners, including Legal and Compliance, Operations and Office Managers/Executive Assistants, ranging from Manager to Executive level. June has been proactively connecting and mapping out talent in Asset Management, Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments across Asia for the past 5 years at Principle Partners.

Prior to joining Principle Partners, June spent 7 years of her career at PwC as an Auditor. June, who is a Singaporean, holds a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy from RMIT and is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.

Consultant

Kelvin Koh

Kelvin specialises in executive search for front-office investment roles covering private equity, private credit and hedge funds across Asia, and has a track record of placing mid to senior positions in regional and global funds. He was previously an auditor at KPMG.

Kelvin holds a Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours (Merit) from Nanyang Technological University.

Research Manager

Tiffany Martadinata

Tiffany focuses on candidate mapping and evaluation. She builds good rapport and trust with her candidates in investment banking and management consulting firms. She covers Private Equity, Venture Capital and Technology firms across Southeast Asia.

Prior to Principle Partners, Tiffany spent 2 years building her family business in Indonesia. As an Indonesian Chinese, Tiffany is native in Bahasa Indonesia and speaks conversational Mandarin. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Buffalo.

Hong Kong Team

Senior Consultant

Henry Pao

Senior Consultant

Gordon Wong

Consultant

Vicky Wong

Research Manager

Chloe Wong

Senior Consultant

Henry Pao

Henry has circa 6 years of highly specialised experience within quantitative trading technology recruitment, focussing on niche mandates. He covers candidates across Applications and Infrastructure and has made many successful placements into leading hedge funds, high frequency trading firms, investment banks, cryptocurrency firms and trading solution providers. With his experience managing and developing teams of Consultants, Henry currently leads our Technology recruitment function.

Henry holds a Bachelor in Accounting & Finance from the University of Warwick.

Senior Consultant

Gordon Wong

Gordon covers non-investment functions hiring at Principle Partners, including Legal and Compliance, Risk, Operations, Office Managers/Executive Assistant and other non-trading function. Prior to joining Principle Partners, Gordon has worked in other industry leading search companies specialized in the financial service field.

Before joining the recruitment industry, Gordon spent 6 years of his career at Standard Chartered Bank across Compliance, Operations and Risk Management function. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of York.

Consultant

Vicky Wong

Vicky specializes in recruitment for systematic and quantitative investment roles across Asia. Her expertise spans various positions, including quant researchers, traders, strategists, and portfolio managers. She actively engages in connecting with and identifying top talent in the quantitative field. Starting her career in recruitment in 2021, Vicky has gained valuable experience in buy-side front office and sell-side FICC roles before joining Principle Partners.

She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Management and Marketing, from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Research Manager

Chloe Wong

Chloe specializes in quantitative trading technology within APAC. These range from application development to infrastructure, including quantitative developer and data roles as well. Prior to joining Principle Partners, she gained invaluable experience at a renowned recruitment firm that was focused on hiring technology-related positions.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Bristol.

Malaysia Team

Director

Jessica Wee

Consultant

Jeemy Syahrul

Research Manager

Michelle Chen

Director

Jessica Wee

Jessica specialises in Investment roles. She joined Principle Partners in 2022 and her clients include Investment Banks, Corporates and Private Equity. Prior to joining Principle Partners, she spent 13 years at CIMB Investment Bank in Institutional Stockbroking and Private Banking where she built a deep network with many major corporates in Malaysia. She continues to be passionate about personal finance.

Jessica is a Malaysian citizen with a Bachelor of Law at Oxford Brookes University, LLB (Hons.). She has obtained her Certificate of Legal Practice in Malaysia.

She is an active foodie and is the Honorary Treasurer of the International Food & Wine Society, Kuala Lumpur.

Consultant

Jeemy Syahrul

Jeemy has 3 years of recruitment experience, covering front-office  Private Equity, Venture Capital and investment banking. He has worked on both client engagement and candidate management, including market mapping, building relationships, offer management and post-placement services.

Jeemy is fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in English for Professional Communication from MARA Technological University.

He is also a fitness enthusiast who loves powerlifting.

Research Manager

Michelle Chen

Michelle specializes in both research and candidate due diligence, across a spectrum of sectors, including Private Equity, Investment Banking and Management Consulting and Corporates in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Prior to the search industry, she has over 15 years of experience in Process Improvement, Service Performance Management, Project Management, Change Management, and Business Development, gained from diverse industries including Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, and Financial Services.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Business Information Systems from Charles Sturt University, Australia and is proficient both in English and Bahasa Malaysia. She is passionate about traveling, exploring local cultures through food, and enjoys the thrill of driving fast cars on the open road.

We value .

Principle Partners understands that diversity, equity & inclusion is key for the successful recruiting and retention of top talent.

We work with our partners to ensure that the most diverse pool of qualified candidates are considered, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, orientation, disability or socioeconomic background. We strive to give equal opportunity and consideration to every candidate with our robust sourcing process.

Our global network allows us to identify talent around the world, whomever they are, wherever they may be.

Let’s work together.

We have one of the largest buyside and technology focused teams in Asia and the expertise to run bespoke and complex mandates.

For candidates, please reach out to our experienced consultants for a confidential discussion and we can help you navigate the investment management and technology landscape in Asia.

For clients, we are happy to share our insights into the global talent pool and how it relates to your business in Asia.

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