Our Expertise

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATIONAs a dedicated financial search company, Search Partners provides expertise and experience in the following areas

Esmond Chan, an Asiamoney ranked head hunter specializes in Private Banking, started Search Partners in 1996 in Hong Kong. He is one of the most qualified and experienced head hunters within the Private Banking space and his key area of expertise lies in handling team moves. Prior to head hunting, Esmond ran a boutique financial brokerage business to serve the PRC corporations’ investment banking, private banking and lending needs.

Peggy Toh is Managing Director, specializing in Principal investment, Distressed Trading and Sales and Structured Private Financing at Search Partners. She joined the firm in Jan 2006 and has responsibility for South East Asia and Greater China. Over the years, she has established core relationships with the key market players both on the sell side and buy side. She is able to understand client’s requirements and find a perfect fit given her niche coverage areas and past banking experience. Peggy has more than a decade of banking experience (primarily in the credit loan space) before switching her career to executive search.

In Jan 2016, she started the Singapore branch and is currently based in Singapore.

Our key areas of focus are based on our consultants’ prior experience.  All our consultants focus on areas of which they have in-depth prior working knowledge.

As our consultants are all from financial Institutions background, we are extremely familiar with candidate psyche and are especially well equipped to manage expectations, monitor resignations, and in the event there is negative feedback provide counsel to the candidates.

In addition, our consultants have detailed discussions about key requirements of the role with the line managers.  These conversations include market mapping based on both prior work experience and current market conditions.

Our contacts are deep, relevant and substantial leading to long lasting relationships with both candidates and clients.

Our search methodology is comprehensive and insightful, from start to finish is handled by experienced and professional consultants.


Asset Management

Corporate & Institutional Banking

Debt Capital Markets

Distressed / Principal Investment / Special Situation Group


Fixed Income

Human Resources

Investment Banking

Legal & Compliance

Loan Syndications

Middle / Back Office / Operations

Private Banking / Wealth Planning

Structured & Leveraged Finance

Transaction Banking

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For a confidential more detailed conversation, please email sg@sphk.com or hk@sphk.com and you will be directed to an appropriate consultant

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