A well-established Hong Kong boutique executive search firm is searching for executives for itself. Search Partners is looking for directors and assistant directors with solid financial industry know-how. The firm, which operates business networks on the mainland and Taiwan as well as Hong Kong, specialises in banking, securities and asset management. Every member of its staff has a financial background. 'Search Partners is a niche boutique set-up, with good client references and networks and a comprehensive candidate database,' said Esmond Chan, managing director at Search Partners. 'Candidates will work with, and be supported by, a team of professionals who come from different financial backgrounds prior to joining the firm.' They would also be paid 'top rank' salaries, he added. The new recruits will be responsible for carrying out general executive search activities, including client servicing, business development, interviews and preparing reports and resumes. Ideal candidates will have head-hunting experience, particularly in financial searches, and plenty of sound financial market knowledge. Alternatively, they might have a background in financial services - in fields such as investment banking, equities, or private banking - or human resources. Because Search Partners is expanding, outstanding recruits could well be promoted to a senior management position.