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.



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 Managing 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 our New York office, having started his career with HSG in London in 2011. With a core focus on Private Banking, Wealth Planning and Sales Leadership, Daniel specializes in retained mandates at a senior level. Having 8 years Executive Search experience, Daniel is passionate about helping to drive HSG’s continued growth and success in the US market, and delivering exceptional service to his clients across the country.

Linda Dale

Linda joins Hanover Search Group with over 19 years of experience in asset management, wealth management, financial technology and general technology executive search. She has extensive organisational consulting experience and has completed senior mandates in the areas of executive leadership, investments, sales, marketing, distribution, product management and infrastructure. Linda adds capability and expertise to our extensive global financial services and technology practises where she has a track record of innovative leadership and deep industry expertise in both global asset management and technology. Prior to HSG, Linda has held several senior level positions with global and boutique executive search firms.

Stuart Paterson

Stuart is a Managing Partner at Hanover Search Group and leads the Private Equity and Venture Capital Search practice. He brings with him a great deal of experience within recruitment and has been very successful placing people at all levels up to and including Partner / C – Suite. During his career, he has built an impressive network and is very relationship driven. Stuart has been successful in delivering mandates with specific diversity and inclusion criteria and champions the positive effects that it can have on a search process and the culture within his clients.

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