Specialists in the Middle East

Madison Pearl’s Wealth Management Sector provides talent management solutions to help clients attract, develop, and retain best-in-class senior private bankers. We have a strong presence across the Middle East and a proven track record of sourcing the strongest talent. Our expert consultants work with the world’s leading private banks to help them accurately identify potential, drive development, accelerate readiness and energize transitions. Our consultants have an average of eight years of search experience serving wealth management clients across the Gulf region often sourcing talent from financial hubs such as London, New York, Zurich, Singapore, and Hong Kong. We focus primarily on senior and critical positions in wealth management as well as top level management, investment advisory, legal and compliance, technology, and operations.

New developments in a changing world

The global financial crisis has changed the way companies look at the world, especially in the financial and banking industry. With increasing emphasis on risk and compliance, the manner in which business is conducted has been greatly affected — including P&L, cost-to-income ratio, remuneration, attracting and retaining key staff, and, importantly, how to develop a sustainable, profitable and growing business.

The Middle East remains a standout region for wealth creation and specifically the GCC. Investable and liquid assets grew by 20% each year from 2009 to 2013 reaching around $2.2 trillion in the region. The number of HNWIs is growing at the second fastest rate worldwide. Madison Pearl aims to objectively capture developments in this region by supporting our clients with market intelligence specifically targeting the strongest private bankers. Our goal remains to identify and anticipate market, compensation and demographic movements. Tougher regulatory requirements, the effect of geopolitical issues on financial markets, the shift from international offshore toward onshore platforms, as well as increasing technological advances, play important roles in the market’s development.

Madison Pearl consultants leverage their extensive market experience and relationships across all levels and business functions. We are the only firm who can help our clients both identify regional and international talent and select them through proven solutions that meet and exceed the expectations of today’s sophisticated wealth management institutions.

Coverage and Functions:
  • Trust companies
  • The wealth divisions of retail banks/insurance companies/investment banks/universal banks
  • Retail brokerage firms
  • Private endowments and foundations
  • Private banks
  • Financial intermediaries
  • Family offices
  • Boutique wealth managers