Banking & Financial Services

Banking & Financial Services

Team Overview

Apex is committed to becoming the top executive search boutique serving the banking and financial services industry in Japan and the Asia region. Contrary to how over the last decade most of the search industry has evolved into a low-touch model that often inundates hiring managers with a high volume of database derived candidate introductions,  Apex specialists understand the various nuances with our select client businesses. Our team provides personalized search solutions and high-touch consulting through proven execution processes and exceptional market intelligence.

We deliver winning individuals, and in some instances complete teams, within specified time frames so as to enhance our client’s market reputation and balance sheet. We have a high closure rate on all search mandates executed to date. Our coverage continues to grow and is currently comprehensive of all Associate to C-class front office and finance positions based with sell and buy-side players in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and most recently, London and New York.

Areas of Coverage

  • Equity Derivate Sales
  • Equity Research Sales/Sales Trader
  • Equity Derivative Trader
  • Equity Structurer
  • Equity Research
  • Yen Bond Sales
  • Foreign Bond Sales
  • FX Sales
  • FX Trader
  • Rates Swap Trader
  • Rates/FX Structurer
  • Non-flow Sales
  • Regional Sales
  • Credit Structurer

Working With Apex

Share Resume or CV

Share your resume or CV by filling out a contact form: Here. An Apex consultant will review your profile and then contact you to set up a meeting if there is a match.

Meeting With Consultant

You will have a friendly conversation with your Apex consultant discussing experience and career history, career goals, plans for the future, and review current opportunities if interested.

Client Introduction

Apex will introduce your profile to any companies agreed upon, handling all communication and scheduling with the client in order to streamline the process.


Your Apex consultant will help you prepare for each step of the interview process by going over both general interview preparation and specific advice relative to the client, products, and interviewers. If client feedback is positive, your consultant will set up any additional interviews necessary while maintaining close contact with you throughout the entire process.

Offer & Resignation

If the details of the offer do not match your expectations, Apex will handle all negotiations in a professional manner. Once the offer is signed, your consultant will support you through the resignation process. Our top priority is helping you succeed and achieve your career goals.

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Our Team

Natsuko Nomata