Practices

Each practice is led by Partners who are ‘hands on’ with no separate research function, which makes the depth and quality of our research and content differentiating. Many hours of thought and analysis go into selecting the right candidates so that we provide clients with a well-honed list to interview.

Clients and candidates both comment that we give best advice, even when the message is tough. They often note the strength of our work ethic during the intense and difficult parts of the search to give the best chance of closing a candidate successfully.

Investment Banking
We are specialist consultants within the field of investment banking, each with many years of executive search experience. We advise clients on hires at senior management levels (Managing Directors and Directors) across Investment Banking. This includes Client Coverage, both Geographic and Industry Bankers, M&A, Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Broking, in both EMEA and APAC.

We work in very close partnership with our clients, typically over several years. Given our experience in working with developing platforms, we have regularly built teams around the initial senior hires.

Our existing files are extensive given the longstanding relationships we hold with senior professionals across the market; yet on every search we undertake new due diligence before providing our short-list and certainly before making any approaches. Clients find our briefing notes insightful and helpful. They particularly appreciate that we give the nuanced, more confidential market intelligence that provides them with a more rounded view of each candidate, allowing them to make an informed decision.

Risk & Infrastructure

We advise clients on senior hires across the full spectrum of Risk (Operational, Reputational, Conduct, Regulatory, Liquidity, Quantitative, Market and Credit), Compliance and Audit. In such evolving markets candidate pools are often thin; we have a strong track record in sourcing lateral candidates from adjacent functional or business areas, and across subsectors of financial services. Against a backdrop of high-paced regulatory change we have particular expertise in supporting clients who are building new functions or reshaping teams. We often turn around a qualified shortlist in just a few weeks and go to great lengths to understand our client’s story and the cultural fit needed for a candidate to be successful in the firm.

We have recently secured the following hires for our clients:

  • Head of Stress Testing – Commercial Bank
  • Head of Model Risk – Commercial Bank
  • Reputational Risk Director – Investment Bank
  • Head of Operational Risk – Investment Bank
  • Group Head of New Product Approval – Universal Bank
  • Group Head of Operational Risk – Universal Bank
  • Chief Compliance Officer – Private Bank & Asset Manager
  • Group Head of Audit – Insurer & Asset Manager
  • Head of Compliance – Asset Manager
  • Head of Credit Risk – Regulator