Executive Search

Investment Banking

Areas of recruitment specialization:
Front office Fixed Income and Equities (primary and secondary)
Back office, multi asset product and financial control, compliance, risk management, operations, audit etc.
We share detailed, strategic and non public information about our Clients with select groups of shortlisted candidates.
Our strong understanding of our client and the industry allows us to play an advisory role with our candidates and clients.
We do not advertise or source talent from public domains. We reach professionals through confidential introductions and dedicated research.
Most of our mandates are exclusive or retainer based.


  • Asiamoney

    Ranked No1. Fixed Income recruiter & No2. Back office recruiter 2012.

  • Japan Today

    Interview with CEO Vikram J Shahani about the company's profile and his marketing approach.

Shahani Associates Ltd. was founded in Japan in 2005 with a vision of assessing, recruiting and training top-level human capital for our clients in Japan.Licensed by the Japan Ministry of Public Welfare, we execute both contingent and retained search ranging from middle management to executive posts. Our industry–specific specialists develop lasting ties and create long-term value with our clients by providing superior talent in a systematic and timely fashion.Shahani Associates strives to be ahead of the market in industry knowledge and demands a high level of ethical and moral judgment from our consultants in order to exceed our client's expectations. We also offer Total Human Resource Development® through a combination of our recruitment and training services.

Vikram J Shahani, CEO.

Vik Shahani brings over 10 years experience in recruitment, training and HR consulting to his clients in Japan. His understanding of human resources and his bi-lingual, bi-cultural ability led him to establish Shahani Associates in 2005. The aim is to partner with clients to become the preferred supplier and enhancer of talent.
In addition to managing Shahani Associates Ltd, Vik services the recruitment needs of the banking and finance community in Tokyo covering banks, securities firms, asset managers, real-estate and hedge funds. On the training front, he is retained by clients covering multiple industry sectors, to provide team building and communication initiatives.

Vikram J Shahani