Recruitment Consultants

Spears 2019

EDWARD BLOMFIELD-SMITH

ABERCROMBY APPOINTMENTS

‘UK private wealth management is a niche marketplace, requiring real depth of knowledge and of relationships,’ says Edward Blomfield- Smith. A wealth management search adviser ‘must know all the people on the shortlist, their backgrounds and reputation’. Personal recommendations have… Read More

ROWENA COLTHURST

THE INZITO PARTNERSHIP

‘You have to really care about people and clients, have their best interests at heart, and take a long-term view,’ says Rowena Colthurst, partner at The Inzito Partnership. ‘I’m focused on helping individuals and funds make the most of their… Read More

AMANDA FOSTER

RUSSELL REYNOLDS

‘I fulfil a global role,’ said Amanda Foster of Russell Reynolds. ‘I tend to focus on leadership roles within private banks, wealth management and family offices.’ A trusted adviser to a wide spectrum of global HNWs including chairmen, CEOs and… Read More

RHIAN-ANWEN HAMILL

RAH PARTNERS

Rhian-Anwen Hamill, who speaks five languages and who works between Switzerland, London and Spain, founded RAH Partners in 2006, having gained 15 years of experience at Goldman Sachs and led the development of the Welsh Millennium Centre in Cardiff. After… Read More

SIMON JOHNSON

MARSHALL OLIVER

‘We are a small firm with few hands off,’ says Simon Johnson, managing partner at Marshall Oliver, a search firm established ‘at the height of the financial crisis’. He formed the company in 2009 to meet the demands of the… Read More

RICHARD KER

ODGERS BERNDTSON

Leading Odgers Berndtson’s asset and wealth management work, partner Richard Ker, says: ‘It is generally speaking a tough environment for wealth managers, given the increased cost of doing business coupled with a downward trend in fee income.’ Regulatory pressure has… Read More

Stephen Phipps

STEPHEN PHIPPS

HANOVER SEARCH GROUP

UK CEO Stephen Phipps sits on the global board of Hanover Search Group as one of its owners, after accruing over 16 years’ experience in wealth management search. ‘I drive key client relationships, develop group strategy and execute the board… Read More

Antony Pitt

ANTONY PITT

HANOVER SEARCH GROUP

‘Many people on the outside do not see or understand the amount of time and effort that goes into completing a successful search – they only see the end product,’ says Hanover Search Group’s US CEO Antony Pitt. After working… Read More

DAN SCATOLA & MATT JENKINS

SYRACUSE PARTNERS

‘We meet an incredible array of individuals, and are fortunate enough to be trusted with their confidence,’ Dan Scatola and Matt Jenkins say. They teamed up in 2013 to launch Syracuse Partners, a search firm focused exclusively on securing senior… Read More

MARK SOMERS

SOMERS PARTNERSHIP

Mark Somers provides Spear’s with an expert analysis of the financial services sector, in which employees fall into three types: ‘rainmakers’ at the top of the chain, ‘lawnmowers’ forming the 80 per cent majority, and finally the destructive ‘well poisoners’… Read More

BILLY STEPHENSON

STEPHENSON EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Billy Stephenson is Stephenson Executive Search’s founder and managing director. He leads a team focusing on headhunting the best in breed across the private banking, family office and private wealth management sectors. ‘My clients are consistently looking for individuals who… Read More

RICHARD VALENTINE

VALENTINE THOMAS

‘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… Read More

SIMON WORTHINGTON

SHEFFIELD HAWORTH

With over 20 years’ experience, Simon Worthington leads Sheffield Haworth’s wealth management coverage globally. The company provides executive search, consulting solutions and talent advisory services, with Worthington and his department advising Wealth CEOs and business leaders on their hiring and… Read More