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Julian Soames

Specialisation: Banking & Financial Services
Company Position: Principal Consultant - Melbourne
Email Address: Julian.Soames@ambition.com.au
Phone Number: 03 8629 1035

My Background:

I joined Ambition in October 2010 and currently work as a Principal Consultant within their Banking and Financial Services division in Melbourne. Prior to Ambition I spent two years recruiting at a boutique financial services recruitment agency in London. My clients included global fund managers and investment banks and I was also responsible for developing the Hedge Fund arm of the business.

Roles I Recruit:

- Financial Planning: Associate Advisers, Paraplanners, Client Relationship Managers
- Investment / Portfolio Analysis, Equity Research, Quantitative Research
- Performance Analysis
- Trade Support
- Settlements
- Desk / Dealers Assistants
- Corporate Actions
- Reconciliations 
- Fund Administration
- Custody Operations
- Unit Pricing
- Client Services / Client Reporting
- Relationship Management
- Sales Support 

Recent Projects:

Over the past year I have worked closely with the senior leadership team at UBS to ensure the smooth hiring of contract employees during the closure of their Wealth Management business. This was a sensitive assignment and required candidates with an extremely specific skill-set. Outside of placing candidates, I have also written LinkedIn blogs, with the most recent one discussing “How to win at LinkedIn’.

What clients and candidates say about me:

They describe me as someone who they can trust and who always acts ethically. I’d like to think that they see me as hard working, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the roles that I recruit into.