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Hardy Financial


Our philosophy relies on providing professional and innovative recruitment solutions that are results orientated. We employ a number of methodologies tailored to clients’ particular requirements, utilising our in-house database and research capabilities, as well as search and advertised selection techniques. Our consulting team all bring significant experience in fund management or investment banking, giving them an excellent understanding of their sectors.


We focus on front office requirements in fund management, hedge funds and equity sales, research and trading. These range from long/short equity fund managers to private client portfolio managers, and from equity salesmen to credit analysts. Geographically we are particularly strong in the Japanese, Asian and Global Emerging markets, but we have also been developing a European franchise. Our scope of activity covers search assignments throughout Europe and the UK and we have also been successful in sourcing fund managers and equity analysts from overseas to work in Asia and Japan. Our clients range from major investment banks to fast growing hedge funds.


An alumnus of INSEAD, the business school, he has specialised in middle to senior level financial recruitment for over ten years. Previously he had over thirteen years’ experience of the Japanese and Asian stockmarkets.He was primarily based in London working for Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers as a senior stockbroker and research director, but also spent some years as a fund manager at IFM Asset Management, a hedge fund manager, in Hong Kong. He managed Asian research teams for Sun Hung Kai and GK Goh there as well. He is also a fluent French speaker and has a good command of Spanish, having lived in Argentina for a year.”

"We have now used Rupert at Hardy Financial to fill two positions on our team. On each occasion he presented a range of very well qualified candidates all of whom met the brief. I’d have no hesitation in engaging him again"
Paul Simons, Head of Portfolio Management, Asia-Pacific, Pyrford International (BMO Global Asset Management)


Some of our recent assignments include the following: Head of Japanese Equities, Head of Asian Equity Sales (New York),Long/Short Equity Fund Manager (London), Emerging Markets Financials Analyst (London), Hedge Fund Technology Analyst (London), Senior Australian Equity Analyst (Abu Dhabi), Japanese Equity Fund Manager (Tokyo), Japanese Equity Derivatives Proprietary Trader (Tokyo), Multimanager Fund Manager (London),  Japanese Equity Salesperson (London), Asian Equity Fund Manager, (London), Pan-European Equity Salesperson (London).


"I have known Rupert for over twenty years as a colleague at Citicorp Vickers and more recently as a candidate and client of Hardy Financial, his headhunting business. He has always shown great integrity, professionalism and particular knowledge of the Japanese equity market and all its players"
John Fletcher, Fund Marketing, Japan/Asia


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