ARA Search is a premier search firm domiciled in Australia and operating in the Asia Pacific and other major global financial centres. Founded in 2012 its principals have over 40 years’ combined experience in global executive search. We were founded with one distinct aim: to fuse this experience with existing and emerging technologies to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.

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ARA Search brings unparalleled knowledge and experience to recruiting across all aspects of investment and institutional banking. ARA Search’s track record includes business build-outs, team moves and assisting our clients to identify and recruit tomorrow’s key producers and business leaders. ARA Search has been instrumental in some of the most high-profile hires in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, delivering results to clients ranging from global investment and institutional banks to corporate finance boutiques.

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Global Markets

Our global markets practice encompasses all primary and secondary fixed income, interest rate, currency, commodity and equity finance activities, including underlying and derivative products. We focus on trading, sales, structuring, origination, syndication and research, through long-standing relationships with a number of investment and institutional banks. Assignments extend geographically across Asia Pacific and hierarchically from management committees downwards.

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Investment Management

ARA Search has been instrumental in the growth of several investment management businesses. We are particularly active in the alternative investment sector, spanning hedge funds, funds of funds, real estate and infrastructure. Our experience and track record has seen capital providers and talented managers turn to us as a natural source of commercial and professional advice. Additionally we have relationships with superannuation and sovereign wealth clients and recruit actively from board level downwards successfully completing CEO searches as well as building fixed income, equity and other product platforms.

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Private Equity

ARA Search has a significant depth of experience recruiting at senior levels within the private equity industry – principal investment groups, co-invests and fund of funds. Having been instrumental in resourcing with both start-up and established firms, we know the issues that surround your market. This positions us well to help you achieve your recruitment goals. Our assignments span Asia Pacific, and we have recruited partners for offices in all the principal centres in Asia as well as Australia.

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ARA Search has successfully executed international search and corporate insight assignments for strategy and corporate development projects. Our experience spans senior manager level to C-suite. We have worked with major Australian and global brands, high-growth privately-owned businesses and start-ups in the following sectors – financial services, natural resources and energy, real estate, infrastructure, TMET, retail and non-for-profits.

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