About us

Hanover Search Group is a global executive search specialist founded in 1996. With offices worldwide, we bring a dedicated and discreet service to our clients in the Financial Services fields.

Our discipline focus takes in areas as diverse as Actuarial & Risk on to Investment Management: from Audit & Compliance through to Marketing and Technology. Driving the knowledge and search capabilities behind our successful approach to sourcing talent is our multinational group of highly experienced, highly motivated Partners, Consultants and Researchers.

Our people are our business. Their expertise is unquestionable, their insight far-reaching and their application married to the most demanding standards of professional ethics. The reputation we have forged in the competitive world of executive search and selection is founded upon our dedication to detail, speed of delivery, professionalism and commitment to service and we always strive to provide a diverse candidate list to our clients.

As a result of the teamwork and leadership organic to our company, we are the current holder of the HITC ‘Best Search Firm’ award. We have also consistently featured within the top ten global boutique search firms within the Financial Services sector in the Executive Grapevine market report.

Our vision statement

Our Destination aim is to be a global leader in Financial Services executive search and selection by 2020.

Our Purpose is to empower our clients through the delivery of exceptional talent, helping them to achieve outstanding business performance.

Our Values are to act with Integrity, behave with Humility & Selflessness, deliver Service & confront challenges and issues with Courage.

- James Emmett, CEO -

Why Hanover?

  • Proven Search Specialists

    We have over 20 years’ experience in global Financial Services search and selection. We bolster our networking reach by organising industry conferences, and consistently deploy our resources to delve deeper into industry analysis and research.

  • Experts At Your Disposal

    Our teams are highly trained market specialists with excellent knowledge of the sectors we work in. Our clients rely on us to get the big decisions right, and trust in our approach that sees Hanover Search Partners making the first contact with candidates.

  • Our Retained Search Services

    We provide the exclusive commitment of a dedicated research team on retained search projects. Within 3 weeks we will conclude the mapping and approach phases of a search, including assets such as organisational charts and competitor analysis to ensure only the right candidates are sourced.

  • A Leading Name In Our Sector

    We are one of the most respected brands in Financial Services and Insurance executive search, both in the UK and globally. We are the current holder of the HITC ‘Best Search Firm’ award and consistently feature within the top ten global boutique search firms within the Financial Services sector in the Executive Grapevine market report.

  • We Do Things Differently

    Increasing our market penetration and developing our networking reach is key to how we work. As such we deploy our resources to independently research and interpret industry trends, as well as sponsoring and organising industry conferences.

  • We Will Surprise You

    Our approach to search and selection sets us apart from the crowd. We rarely advertise, understanding that discretion is key to engaging quality individuals. Our selection process is backed up by an impeccable and quality assured approach to research.