Hiring a Frontier Equity Fund Manager for a Global Asset Manager in London.
Taking a top performing asset manager in their asset class out of their existing firm without a financial guarantee, and placing them into a global asset manager that was suffering from asset redemptions.
As there were few fund managers with a strong performance track record managing a portfolio above $300m in the frontier markets we utilised our extensive network across the buy-side and broadened our search identifying fund managers based in London, New York, Washington, Boston, Dubai, Singapore, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
With the role based in London we needed to identify relevant candidates interested in relocating to London, and with the redemptions the client had endured over the past 12 months, our expertise in positioning the client’s culture and strategy to potential candidates was instrumental to the search process. Furthermore, as the chosen candidate would not be joining on a financial guarantee it was vital we identified a potential suitor who held the same values and cultural understanding to the client.
Using our assessment skills to identify each candidates motivations and values enabled us to recommend the most appropriate candidates, leading to a seamless and successful search process.