New York, 12 September 2016 - Options Group, a leading global executive search and strategic consulting firm, announces its acquisition of Broadstreet Global, a financial services search and strategic consulting firm based in Sydney, Australia. Broadstreet Global specializes in search and consulting for investment banking, capital markets, structured products, alternative asset classes and insurance. Its client base includes some of the world's largest financial institutions, regional banks, asset managers, insurers and selective boutiques. Broadstreet Global’s founder, Adam Gillibrand, will join Options Group Australia as a Partner. “Australia is a critical part of Asia-Pacific and will be a key driver of growth for the firm. As the centre of gravity of the global economy shifts, Options Group's presence in Australia will help the company serve all of the region's talent markets and will open significant opportunities over the next few years for our clients and ourselves,” noted Adam Gillibrand.
“This transaction, combined with our acquisition of Whitney Correlate in Hong Kong last year, highlights our commitment to the Asia-Pacific region. We’ve increased our investments in our global platform and, with our larger presence in the region, we expect to continue to win market share,” said Mike Karp, co-Founder and CEO. Bob Reed, co-Founder and President added, “Stuart Halfen, who oversees our Australia practice, was instrumental in this transaction. Stuart, Adam and their teams' areas of expertise are complementary. We look forward to their continued success with our Asia-Pacific teams in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Mumbai as well as with our significant global research platform.”
Options Group is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, São Paulo, Bogotá, Frankfurt, Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, and Zürich.
ABOUT OPTIONS GROUP
Founded in 1992, Options Group is a leading global executive search and strategic consulting firm for the financial services industry. Since 2000, we have maintained a local presence on five continents and have placed thousands of mid- to senior-level professionals in all areas of the financial services industry at a range of institutions. With over 140 consultants and market intelligence professionals worldwide, Options Group has a thorough knowledge of key competencies in the financial industry and is at the cutting edge of global hiring services and compensation trends for securities, investment banking, hedge funds, asset management, and information technology.