The last five years has seen unprecedented upheaval in the Private Client Investment Management market. The impact of the RDR, increased centralisation of investment processes, changes to distribution strategies and IT and technological innovation are areas that pose serious business and recruitment challenges across the sector.


To help clients meet these challenges, Hanover Search Group boasts a specialist Private Client team that works closely with Discretionary Investment Managers ranging from multi-billion pound nationals through to boutiques.


With over 20 years experience engaging this market, we provide our clients with access to elite candidates. The relationships we have developed with many senior, influential industry leaders help us to build on an exceptional track record of delivery throughout the Investment Management sector. Our team regularly executes searches for CIOs, Heads of Investment Management, Discretionary Investment Managers and Equity & Fund analysts. We would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our extensive market reach to interested client parties.                                                                    



Europe CEO

Stephen is Europe CEO for Hanover Search Group. His role is to oversee a number of the group’s divisions and liaise with senior management to help drive business strategy. Stephen also acts as the main point of contact for major client development and he also executes senior level assignments. Within wider Financial Services, Stephen has expertise across the Sales, Marketing, Operations and Technology disciplines.

Paul O'Brien

Based in the New York office, Paul joined Hanover Search Group in 2019 to focus on senior mandates across the US P&C Insurance market. Prior to New York, Paul was based in Singapore for 2.5 years with an international (insurance) recruitment firm leading a specialist team to deliver senior outcomes for clients including International Brokers, Global P&C Insurers and Lloyds Syndicates. Prior to Singapore, he held various management roles for over a decade with global recruitment firms covering Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Paul is looking forward to being part of HSG’s ongoing development and growth of the US insurance market.

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