Global Sage Hires Senior Financial Services Recruiter in London

Global Sage has hired Simon Barzilay, an experienced financial services recruiter, as Managing Director in London. Simon will officially join the firm on May 1, 2020.

Simon has over 30 years of capital markets and executive search experience and works closely with hedge funds, private equity funds and investment banks across all asset classes. He has core search expertise in asset management roles including portfolio management, research, distribution, and product specialists, as well as investment banking positions in sales, research, trading, ECM/DCM, prime services, and corporate advisory.

“I am looking forward to joining the Global Sage team,”said Barzilay. “Global Sage offers the expertise and client-focus of a boutique search firm,with the global presence and research  capabilities of a much larger search firm .” Louisa Wong,Executive Chairperson of Global Sage commented,“We are excited to have Simon join Global Sagein London. His extensive experience in financial services search will be a true asset to our clients around the world.”

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. Simon 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.

Global Sage is a Hong Kong-headquartered retained executive search firm focused on the financial services industry. The firm has an over 20-year history and operates from nine locations around the world including NewYork, London, and Singapore. The firm is consistently ranked as a global leader (ranked #1 or #2 by The Sunday Times and AsiaMoney, 2001-2013).

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