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Who we are

Market growth

Global reach

We operate today as an international Front Office Executive Search firm and a leader in our core markets: Physical and Financial Commodities, Equities, Quant Strategies, Macro, Credit and Private Equity. With three offices spanning the Atlantic Ocean we maintain the quality of a boutique search firm whilst offering the advantages of scale and bandwidth traditionally associated with larger organizations.

Our multi-asset class search offering has deep roots in the commodities markets. With decades of shared experience placing physical and financial energy and commodities traders it remains a crucial core focus for our business and clients.

Talent delivery

Client centric

As our client relationships have evolved the interplay between commodities and other asset classes has placed our services at a premium and broadened our market exposure.

We have been at the forefront of talent delivery driven by powerful new factors such as the application of quantitative investment techniques to select commodity products, the establishment of commodity-linked equity l/s strategies, the relationship between oil price and macro signals, the debt market opportunities caused by the volatile nature of commodity markets, and the unprecedented level of private capital ready to deploy into the energy transition.

This client-led exposure early in our growth trajectory has enabled us to invest the requisite time to build fully-fledged Front Office Executive Search practices across Equities, Fixed Income, Private Equity and Quantitative Investment Strategies. We have carved out a niche across liquid assets with our intention being to provide top-tier investment professionals to our clients.

investment professionals

  • Traders;
  • Portfolio Managers;
  • Investment Originators;
  • Business Developers.

key front-office individuals

  • Quantitative Researchers;
  • Fundamental Analysts;
  • Data Scientists;
  • Structurers;
  • Pricing professionals.


Our rationale

This success has been built on clear foundational principles.

Upon founding HW Anderson in 2014, our partners identified a major gap in the market for a Front Office Executive Search firm with a truly repeatable ability to deliver superior talent. We are committed to the view that an unwavering focus on improving our long-term consultative and collaborative search processes leads to superior outcomes for our clients and candidates.

Securing high-value, high-impact hires requires time, teamwork, market access, specialisation and a strict adherence to methodology. The standard operating model in the search industry inhibits this process through saturated hands-off lists, sales-driven cultures, individualistic compensatory practices, and disjointed internal hiring and training methodologies.

We set out to create a firm that fosters teamwork, long-term relationships, and deep market knowledge and access underpinned by a methodology that is applied consistently, and with rigor, across our business. All of our internal processes and norms are designed with this in mind.


Our people

Within the hyper-competitive and tight-knit trading and investment community our growth as a firm since inception has been exponential and truly organic. Every specialist HW Anderson consultant has been trained in-house and from-scratch. This ensures our methodology is original and consistent and that our culture is unique. Thanks to this growth we are positioned as a leader in Trans-Atlantic Front Office Executive search. With three established offices, in the USA, UK and EU, our talented team is uniquely positioned to deliver meaningful value for our clients into the future.

Meet the team