James Bell
Partner - International Recruitment Solutions

James Bell, Partner, has over 17 years of recruitment experience. With extensive expertise in the financial sector, he has helped to build the teams of Fortune 500 companies and leading institutions within the global financial markets.

Originally from London, England, James has held progressive leadership roles with executive search firms in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Ranked as one of the Top 5 consultants in the Asian Pacific region by Asiamoney’s “Headhunters Poll”, James has successfully placed outstanding talent with teams in the United States, Europe, across Asia and beyond.

With an impressive record of experience, James has made his home in Halifax, Nova Scotia – ideally located a short flight between from both the financial districts of London and New York.

A short sample of successful searches completed by James include: 

  • Chief Executive Officer – Global Brokerage – Asia Pacific, The Middle East, Australia
  • Chief Financial Officer, Global Brokerage – Asia, Hong Kong
  • Managing Director, Head of Hedge Fund Sales – Top Tier Investment Bank – United Kingdom
  • Managing Director, Head of Equity Research – Top Tier Investment Bank – Asia Pacific, Japan
  • Managing Director, US Equity Sales – Global Brokerage – United States
  • Managing Director, Head of Credit Sales – US Investment Bank – Asia, Singapore
  • Global Head of Foreign Exchange Trading – Global Investment Bank – London
  • E-Commerce Sales Team – Top Tier Investment Bank – non-Japan Asia
  • Executive Director, Head of Electronic Trading – Global European Bank – Singapore
  • Macro Portfolio Manager - Hedge Fund – United Kingdom

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