Historically, the Middle East has been the conduit for trade between Europe, Asia and Africa. As the region's financial economy has modernized, Dubai has emerged as the go-to business hub for global organizations working both locally and at the intersection of international finance.
Options Group's presence in the Middle East was established through the 2016 acquisition of Octavian Partners, a leading executive search boutique that specialized in the financial services sector. The office focuses on the region's key financial services activities in asset management, private banking, private equity, capital markets, commercial and investment banking. Within these areas, Options Group works across all functions and roles, with clients ranging from family offices, through international banks, regional commercial banks, local and international asset managers, to the leading sovereign wealth funds of the GCC.
Combining the strength of Octavian Partners’ longstanding network of relationships in the Middle East with Options Group’s market-leading platform that offers clients cutting-edge technology, market intelligence, benchmark-setting research and a global office network, the Dubai team delivers an unparalleled breadth of products and services. From mission critical C-level searches, through to competitor analysis market mapping, Options Group Middle East offers a full range of executive search and advisory services for financial institutions.