A leading independent financial advisory company in the greater China region, Noble Apex Advisors, is on the lookout for top talent to increase its sales force and back office. 'Our top priority is assisting our clients to achieve their financial goals for a better future,' said Jenny Chau, Noble Apex's senior marketing manager. One of the company's strengths is that its people have solid expertise in all areas of financial planning, Ms Chau said. 'We tailor-make a total financial planning solution for each of our customers, aiming ultimately to satisfy their financial needs.' Noble Apex employs about 200 staff, with 150 consultants working in sales and 50 management and back-office staff. Ms Chau said that the company's plan is to increase its sales force to 200 this year, with a corresponding expansion of the back-office workforce. Individuals who join the Noble Apex team are offered a clear-cut career ladder. Starting as financial services officer, they move to the roles of financial services manager, senior financial services manager and associate director and then director. The company also offers its team comprehensive training and a staff development programme, plus an advanced, state-of-the-art information system and user platform, which helps staff to manage customers' accounts. Ms Chau said that Noble Apex has the highest proportion of Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission-licensed staff, with a large number of licensed chartered accountants and financial planners. Looking to the future, she said that the company will closely monitor development in the region and aims to capitalise on the potential business opportunities they offer.