Climbing the wall

Kate Downes (Finance Consultant), Matt Anderson (Legal Futures Consultant) and Miyako Ito (Finance Consultant)
Photo by Maki Nibayashi

Management consultants Wall Street Associates are on the lookout for IT, finance and telecommunications professionals. Maki Nibayashi finds out whether you' got what it takes.

Please tell us a bit about your company.
Wall Street Associates is one of Asia's leading and fastest growing human capital management consultancies. Founded in 1997, Wall Street Associates currently has offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore, with plans to expand into other Asian markets over the next few years. Offering a service that is always professional, confidential and dedicated, Wall Street Associates specializes in four key areas: Wall Street Finance places candidates with leading investment, retail and commercial banks, plus international securities and fund management houses. We also place candidates across industry and commerce. Wall Street Technology comprises two main divisions: IT Banking & Finance and Telecommunications & IT Vendors. Between the two, we place candidates with e-businesses, IT firms and telecommunication companies, in addition to organizations in banking, finance, industry and commerce. Wall Street Legal Futures places candidates with international law firms, leading investment banks, and organizations across industry and commerce. In addition to sales and marketing appointments, Wall Street Professional Services specializes in strategic, operation management and HR consultancy placements. We place candidates with management consultancies, financial institutions and organizations across industry and commerce.

What makes your company different from the rest?
Wall Street Associates offers a service above and beyond our competitors. Our consultants are of the highest caliber and are generally qualified in the area they recruit in. For instance, our entire legal team is comprised of formally practicing lawyers. This enables us to understand what it is like to be a candidate in these areas and we are able to give educated advice where necessary. Most of our consultants are also bilingual and are comfortable to conduct interviews in either Japanese or English.

With concentration on the finance industry, we are able to focus on market movements and are knowledgeable on the specific areas we represent. This narrow focus has also enabled us to enroll the best industry contacts in Tokyo and around the world.

Our vision is to become a world-class human capital management group with a global presence and an unparalleled reputation for professionalism, delivering superior results and integrity. We aim to create and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage by effectively harnessing the knowledge, people, talent and technology available to us so as to provide the best services possible.

Our unique service has been officially recognized by the renowned research group The Economist Intelligence Unit, which named Wall Street Associates Asia's Best Executive Recruitment Firm in Financial Control and Information Technology.

How would you describe the ideal candidate?
Our ideal candidate is bilingual, educated and preferably has experience in the banking industry. We represent some of the world's leading multinational financial institutions that compete for Tokyo's most qualified individuals. Therefore, we seek candidates from backgrounds in law, information technology and finance who are looking to develop their career. Wall Street Associates' network of industry contacts will ensure that you are open to Tokyo's best job opportunities.

Do you have any openings?
We will be conducting an Assessment Centre for people interested in working as a Consultant for this world-class human capital management company during May. If you know you have the industry knowledge, qualifications and bilingual skills to be a successful candidate please forward your resume to  

Contact info?
For more information please contact Kate Downes at 03-5537-7231 or email to arrange a meeting with one of our highly qualified consultants. Visit our website 

Do you have a position to fill? Email

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