‘We specialise in recruitment of senior professionals across asset management, private banking and alternative investment,’ says Richard Valentine. ‘We’re a small and nimble team, with a client base from global players to boutique managers.’ Valentine established Valentine Thomas in 2004 with co-founder Basil Read Thomas, but his search career began in 1993 after working in a derivatives fund management company, then in investment banking. On the sector, he says: ‘There’s a lot of consolidation within asset management, and increasingly in wealth management. We’re seeing structural change and pressure to achieve economies of scale.’ He adds that regulatory changes and geopolitical shocks have influenced the sector.
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