As a market leader for nearly two decades in Distribution strategy, the Hanover Search Group has extensive experience in completing senior Distribution mandates across the globe. Our track record shows we have fulfilled appointments from Board level to domestic business development requirements.


In a changing business environment, we have evolved to help our clients meet unique personnel challenges within the sector. With the focus on smaller, more agile teams with greater specialisations, we have completed mandates across the majority of asset classes including Equities, Fixed Income, Property and Multi-Asset.


We have an unrivalled brand and client list primarily focussed on the EMEA region.




Group Director

Paul began his career in 1989 at Mercury Asset Management working for the UK Institutional business. He relocated to Australia to work for First State Fund Managers before returning to the UK in 1998 to join SocGen Asset Management. He joined Hanover Search Group in 2003 and is a Board Director and Head of the Asset Management search practice.

Michele Hanson

Michele leads our US Asset Management business in San Francisco. She brings a two-decade career in the financial services industry building and leading sales organizations. Michele has helped align the right people with the right roles, utilizing her uncommon talent of connecting with people and teams to understand core needs and motivations, helping leaders enhance their business model to best leverage and align resources toward reaching organisational goals. Michele serves on the boards of Financial Women San Francisco, BizWorld.org and Chairs the CFA San Francisco’s RIA/Wealth Management Series.

Rob Bulpitt

Rob is a Partner at Hanover Search Group where he covers senior assignments across the Insurance and Asset Management markets. His experience has been extensive where he has worked on mid to senior level appointments both on retained search and contingency basis across Non-Life, Life, Pensions and Investment markets. During his career he has built a successful network of contacts and completed assignments in the UK, Europe, US and APAC region. Prior to joining Hanover Rob had established and managed two other actuarial practices.


Daniel leads the East Coast Wealth Management practice from New York, having started his career with Hanover in London in 2011. With a core focus on Distribution, Wealth Planning and Sales leadership, Daniel specializes in retained mandates at a senior level. Having almost 6 years Executive Search experience, Daniel has worked with several clients on team-build basis, and has delivered on mandates ranging in scope from Vice President to Senior Managing Director.


Currently on maternity leave until early 2018 - Talia is a Senior Consultant who joined Hanover in January 2015 as a dedicated Asset Management head hunter. She concentrates on distribution and strategy arenas, specialising within the Institutional market. Talia works with traditional asset managers as well as consultants executing mandates from mid to senior levels. Specialist areas include Fiduciary Management, DC and Fixed Income. Recent work has included executing a series of heads of institutional client service mandates UK & EMEA.

Recently completed mandates

Head of Institutional
Top Ten US Asset Manager
Head of UK Institutional Sales x 4
Various International Asset Managers
Head of UK Wholesale x 4
Various International Asset Managers
Head of Global Financial Institutions
UK Asset Manager
Head of European Distribution
UK Asset Manager
Country Head, Germany
UK Asset Manager
Country Head, Switzerland
UK Asset Manager
Country Head, Nordics
UK Asset Manager
Head of Institutional Relationships 
Global US Asset Manager