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Equity Sector Head

H.W. Anderson has demonstrated strength and success as executive recruiters in the L/S equity markets. Beginning the business in commodity markets, we have replicated our methodology for success across sectors within equities.  We are retained search partners by top multi-managers for buy-side mapping deliverables, and have generated placements across the top platforms, from Associates to Portfolio Managers. Our work headhunting Equity Sector Head’s has been engaged throughout various investment strategies, working closely with market-neutral investors, long/short directional investors, and long-only funds. We have active clients in the US and European Equities markets, and are expanding into the APAC region. 

Functional Coverage

Diverse Relationships

H.W. Anderson specializes in front office & investment professional talent. We are globally engaged across the Equities markets to identify top investors and funds in the market. On behalf of our clients, we headhunt candidates for Equity Sector Head roles, at Single-Manager and Multi-Manager funds. Equity Sector Head investors manage capital under the mentorship of a Portfolio Manager, taking full ownership of a specific sector focused vertical within the overall portfolio. We have generated placements for individuals, and team lift-outs for their analysts as well. These individual/team-lift out placements are typically sector-focused.  These include but are not limited to; 

Firm Types

Cross Sector Expertise 

  •  Healthcare- H.W. Anderson has broad market knowledge of healthcare investing/investors across core sub-sector verticals, including Medtech, Biotech/Pharma, Healthcare Services and Tools and Diagnostics. We have a broad investment talent pool for those with coverage or needing to build out coverage in the healthcare equities space.
  • Technology, Media, Telecommunications– H.W. Anderson has worked extensively with individuals who are exceptionally skilled in TMT L/S investing across core-sub verticals, including Software, Internet, Hardware/Semiconductors and Media/Communications.
  • Industrials- As hedge fund recruiters in London and the US we work closely with a variety of investors who specialize in Industrials or Infrastructure coverage. Across geographies, we have a candidate base focused across Materials, Transports, Paper & Packaging, and Airlines & Defense. 
  • Consumer- H.W. Anderson is a top executive recruiter for L/S Consumer Investors. Our consumer coverage is split by Staples (tobacco, groceries, low tech products that are consistently purchased regardless of economic performance), and Discretionary (travel, luxury goods, restaurants, leisure activities, etc). Our grasp of the broad sector enables us to serve as a value-add for platforms looking to balance their coverage, and candidates aiming to further their market expertise. 
  • Energy- H.W. Anderson has historically headhunted in the commodities markets. Accordingly, we are well positioned to headhunt on behalf of equities clients for L/S Energy investors. Our core equity candidate base in Energy includes E&P, Midstream & Refining, and we are growing into Renewables & Battery Storage.
  • Financials– As Equity Sector Head hedge fund recruiters, H.W. Anderson has worked intensively with exceptional financial focused L/S Investors. These include core sub verticals, such as Fintech, Payments, Banks, REITS, and Capital Markets.

Global Strategic Relationships

Our Clients

Geographic Coverage 

H.W. Anderson is uniquely positioned as a boutique-global executive search firm. Resultantly, we have access to a robust client base and candidate talent pool across geographies, including but not limited to the following 

  • USA- We have deep talent pools and relationships across the buy-side and sell-side of US equities investors 
  • UK/Europe– We work across the European equities markets, accessing a broad client and candidate pool.
  • APAC- Our track record of success with global multi-manager funds has enabled us to expand our geographic coverage alongside our top clients, seamlessly accessing top talent in the APAC region that aligns with our clients needs.


Nuanced Knowledge

We have extensive experience headhunting Equity Sector Head’s for a variety of investment strategies. Our expertise enables candidates and clients to have a full view of the market and top talent in the space. We most commonly source our candidates from the following equities investment strategies.


Our long-only investors typically come from Asset Managers, where they take low risk views of the market, investing according to deep-value, long-term returns.


L/S market-neutral investors are H.W. Anderson’s bread and butter equities talent. We source Equity Sector Head’s with a keen eye for a market-neutral strategy, who employ fundamental low net strategies to mitigate risk factors.


We consistently source candidates and place investors into directional investing roles. In this capacity, investors deploy high conviction strategies with high volatility and a “tilt” in their book, weighting it towards long or short positions.


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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 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.

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