Financial Markets Executive Search
Recruiting Since 2011
Since inception Arbitrage Search has recruited over 300 Economists, Macro Portfolio Managers, FX Strategists, Fixed Income Strategists, Asset Allocation Analysts, Quants and similar. Founded by a former Economist who still programs in Python and Julia we offer an unmatched technical insight into the sector and ability to screen candidates.
We have recruited into more than 20 different countries, including placements cross country and continent. Our hedge fund clients manage from $500m to $15bn+, our banking clients have global footprint, and our consultancy clients have used us to help fulfill their global growth.
Why Macro Specialists?
There are synergies in candidate moves from Economics to FX and Strategy and occasionally into portfolio management. At the inception of Arbitrage Search, most headhunters were buy or sell-side specialists and this didn’t make sense to us, and very few equity analysts cross over into macro strategy.
The Macro Specialists
From team builds to junior hires and global searches:
10 Year Track Record in Search
Within our niche the search aspect is often highly technical, for example finding an inflation specialist to work in London who also speaks German, or a RMB Portfolio Manager with quant modelling skills. Sometimes it is a softer skill, such as a sell-side economist with a strong client base.
After ten years in this field our database of over 25,000 Macro PMs and Economists has highly specialized data. Language skills: German, Mandarin, French…
Modelling skills: R, MatLab, Python, Eviews, ML…
Sector experience: Equities, FI, FX, commodities…
Fund Performance & Investment style characteristics. Importantly, new candidates often reach out to us first because we are well known and trusted in this field.
We can produce retained search quality results in half the time as the network is already in place.
Our Retained Searches can include market maps,
competitor intelligence and supporting research on how to engineer team moves, or structure new teams.
Specialised in Macro
From inception we focused on recruiting Economists and Strategists and have grown that to include Quants, Sales, Trading and Portfolio Managers.
We have recruited into half of the worlds top 10 hedge funds & asset managers and also work with new launches.
Retained & Contingent Search on a case by case basis
Former Economist & Credit Analyst at JPMorgan, Mizuho Bank, New Bond Street Asset Management, Chris started Arbitrage Search in 2011.
As a journalist Rick built many of the same skills in seeking out information that he has used in his 12 year career as a headhunter. He has been with Arbitrage since 2014