Options Group Announces the Completion of Its Acquisition of Whitney Correlate’s Business, a Premier Capital Markets Search Firm in Asia

Options Group, a leading global executive search and strategic consulting firm, has completed its acquisition of Whitney Correlate’s business, a premier capital markets search firm with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. All of the conditions of the agreement has been fulfilled and the transaction was completed on 17 November 2015 in accordance with the terms of the acquisition.

Founded in 2009, Whitney Correlate has won over 40 awards in investment banking, capital markets, and the buyside in Asia Money’s past two Headhunter Polls.  This combination provides Whitney Correlate with access to a larger global client base and the best intelligence and research platform in the industry, while Options Group strengthens its global investment banking and capital markets practices.  Whitney Correlate co-founders, Russell Kopp and Niall MacDonald, along with four other employees have joined Options Group’s existing Asia team.

“We are very pleased to announce the completion of this transaction.  As the year comes to a close, we look forward to starting 2016 with our enhanced Asia team,” said Mike Karp, co-Founder and CEO.  Bob Reed, co-Founder and President added, “Russell and Niall complement the existing senior leadership of Matt Pecheur.  We are confident that this combination will better position our firm to serve our clients and capture the growing opportunities in Asia.”

Options Group is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, São Paulo, Bogotá, Frankfurt, Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, and Zürich.


Founded in 1992, Options Group is a leading global executive search and strategic consulting firm for the financial services industry.  Since 2000, we have maintained a local presence on five continents and have placed thousands of mid- to senior-level professionals in all areas of the financial services industry at a range of institutions.  With over 140 consultants and market intelligence professionals worldwide, Options Group has a thorough knowledge of key competencies in the financial industry and is at the cutting edge of global hiring services and compensation trends for securities, investment banking, hedge funds, asset management, and information technology. 

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