As a market leader for over two decades in Asset Management distribution and strategic hiring, the Hanover Search Group has extensive experience, networks and track record in EMEA. Our track record shows we have successfully completed mandates from Board level to domestic coverage for our clients.


In a changing business environment, we have evolved with our clients to develop specialist teams based on asset class, client segment and geography. With an ever-increasing focus on product alignment Hanover Search Group have partnered with clients and completed assignments across asset classes including Liquid and Illiquid Alternatives, Multi Asset, Equities, Fixed Income and Property.


We are dedicated to the Asset Management industry and have unrivalled client references in EMEA.




Group Director

Paul began his career in 1989 at Mercury Asset Management (now part of BlackRock) working for their UK Institutional business. He relocated to Australia to work for First State Investments in 1995 before returning to the UK in 1998 to join SocGen Asset Management (now part of Man GLG Partners).  He joined Hanover Search Group in March 2003 and is Head of Hanover’s Asset Management search practice with a focus on senior mandates across EMEA. Paul became a Board Director of Hanover Search Group in 2013. He presents at industry events across Europe and is a senior member of the Hanover Search Group Leadership team.

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 is based in the New York office, 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.

Recently completed mandates

Head of European Insurance
Global Asset Manager
Head of Institutional
Global Asset Manager 
Head of DC
UK Asset Manager
Head of Fiduciary
UK Asset Manager 
Commercial Director
UK Asset Manager 
Head of ALM
Global Asset Manager 
Country Head, Investment Solutions, Germany
Global Asset Manager
Country Head, Investment Solutions, Switzerland
Global Asset Manager 
Head of InstCountry Head, Investment Solutions, Nordics
Global Asset Manager