Toronto based Vlaad and Company, a financial service executive search firm, is set to expand into the U.S. market by opening an office in New York City. Expanding the firm’s North American presence and helping both American and Canadian firms find top-tier talent, Vlaad and Company has chosen New York as it is the epicenter of the global financial services industry.
According to Bill Vlaad, president of Vlaad and Company:
“Financial services recruitment in New York is highly specialized. A significant portion of Wall Street is Canadian. Offering Canadian candidates a window to opportunities in New York or showcasing searches back home is a meaningful differentiator.”
Mr. Vlaad also added the following accepting that other factors also played a part in the decision:
“The banking industry is saturated domestically, resulting in large U.S. investments. The demand for finance professionals has dramatically increased on Wall Street. Additionally, immigration complications at the border have made obtaining work permits less certain, limiting the pool of qualified and available Canadian candidates. The search for the ‘best of the best’ has become more demanding.”
As the requirements necessary to work in the financial services industry has become more strict under the Trump administration, Vlaad and Company seeks to provide a unique Canadian solution to help steer through the complications of trans-border career moves.
About Vlaad and Company
Headquartered in Canada, Vlaad and Company operates as a recruitment firm that focuses on placement of capital markets’ professionals such as investment banking, securities sales and trading, research, portfolio management, private equity, and corporate development.