Julian Soames

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:

Investment / Superannuation Operations & The Middle Office
- Performance Analysis
- Trade Support
- Settlements
- Desk / Dealers Assistants
- Corporate Actions
- Reconciliations 
- Fund Administration
- Custody Operations
- Unit Pricing
- Client Services / Client Reporting
- Relationship Management / Service Delivery
- Sales Support 

Finance & Accounting
- Financial Accountants
- Management Accountants
- Strategy and Business Analysts
- Finance Managers
- FP&A Managers
- Treasury Analysts / Managers
- Tax Specialists

Lending Operations

Financial Planning
- Associate Advisers, Paraplanners, Client Relationship Managers


Front Office
- Investment / Portfolio Analysis, Equity Research, Quantitative Research


Recent Projects:

Over the past year I have worked closely with two ASX listed financial services firms who have recently won a number of large corporate clients and who were looking to build out their investment operations and account management functions. I liaised extensively with the senior leadership teams to ensure the smooth hiring of all employees. These were sensitive assignments which required a tactful approach and candidates with extremely specific skill-sets.

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.