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Equities Executive Search

Since 2016, H.W. Anderson’s Public Equities practice has a track record of placing high-performing Equity professionals into the most reputable investment firms and hedge funds in the world. Our placement history and intelligence spans investment levels and styles. In addition to traditional executive search services we have a strong track record completing team lift outs.

Equities Coverage

Strategy and Sector Focus

H.W. Anderson Equities Executive Search practice utilizes a deep-dive industry approach with internal expertise across Industrials & Materials, Energy & Utilities, TMT, Healthcare, Consumer, Financials, and REITs sectors globally. In terms of investment styles, we are active across a variety of Long/Short, as well as long-only, strategies.


  • Market-Neutral: fundamental, low-net strategies that aim to hedge risk factors;
  • Directional: high-conviction strategies that tend to have fewer investments and greater volatility with the ability to “tilt”;
  • Event Driven/Catalyst: strategies that aim to take advantage of security mispricing, which can occur before, during, or after a corporate event takes place. This applies to both hard catalyst and soft catalyst situations;
  • Macro: expressing top-down thematic views by investing in equity index-linked securities;
  • Long-Only: low volatility, long-term, deep-value based investing typically seen in Asset Managers, Pension funds and Banks.

Differentiated Strategic Relationships

Our Clients

Our Equities Executive Search practice leverages H.W. Anderson’s broader pool of institutional relationships, coupled with Equity-focused partnerships, to form a dynamic client portfolio. Our Global Equity partnerships range from major “Multi-Strat” Hedge Funds and Fund-of-Funds, to newly formed Single Manager shops. Our client pool is tight and strategic with an aim to be an asset to our clients both from an intelligence and human capital perspective.

Investor Centric

Functional Focus

As with the rest of H.W. Anderson, our Equities Executive Search practice has proven most effective in tackling targeted, high-value mandates that leverage our internal expertise.

We have a history of placement at the following levels.


Investment managers responsible for the full investment cycle from portfolio construction, idea generation and investment weightings, to risk management.

Individuals responsible for a business’s sector-specific exposure while reporting to a senior investment manager.


Individuals who manage capital under the guidance/mentorship of a Portfolio Manager, generally within a broader team.


Individuals who generate investment recommendations for their team. Our Equities Executive Search practice ensures our clients have access to a pipeline of exceptional up-and-coming talent.


Individuals who execute the investment ideas generated by the team. Using both high- and low-touch methods, they are the team’s eyes and ears to the street.

Aspiring Portfolio Managers

We have a tangible track record helping analysts or sub PMs with carves or even simply a discernible yet informal personal track at an elite fund make the leap to full portfolio manager. Several of our clients specialize in nurturing and mentoring the next generation of exceptional Portfolio Managers.


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.

Meet the team