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Emerging Investment Talent

In addition to our market leading multi asset senior investor recruitment focus we also connect pedigreed Analysts and Associates with ambitions to work on the buy-side, to top investment houses where they can leverage their finely-tuned modelling skills and maximise their potential. We aim to develop relationships with the most talented rising first-year investment banking analysts and maintain a dialogue throughout their investment career. Our clients mandate us to deliver both on-cycle and off-cycle associate executive search campaigns. We have built a reputation as a top hedge fund recruiter for early career talent seeking to break into the buy side.

Extensive Relationships

Our Talent Pool

We work with our hedge fund and private equity clients to build and maintain a holistic map of the key target firms for buy side recruitment across a range of firm types.

Investment Bankers

Bulge bracket and boutique Investment Bankers from industry, buy-side & sell-side M&A, leveraged finance, and restructuring groups. All sectors and geographies are of potential interest to our clients.

Early Career Buy Side Investors

Long/short or long-only investors from market neutral and directional investment strategies.

Private Equity Associates

Early-stage private investors with generalist or sector-specific coverage.

Sell Side Research Professionals

Sector-specific Equity Research candidates from bulge bracket and boutique investment banks.

Strategy Consultants

Candidates with strong technical skills from the leading management consultancies.

Our Clients

Public Markets

We operate as the top hedge fund recruiter for a select group of elite investment firms.

Multi Managers

Fundamental long/short and market-neutral equity investment strategies, from entry-level Associate roles, through to risk-taking seats as Analysts and Portfolio Managers.

Single Managers

Focus on targeted sectors and utilize a fundamental long/short strategy. We support their teams from their most junior Analysts through to Sub-sector Heads.

Credit Funds

Across the full spectrum of credit investing, from distressed and special situations, to performing and structured credit.

Event-Driven Funds

Large multi-strategy funds that have dedicated event-driven portfolios, as well as single-manager platforms which operate broader event-driven equity, credit and merger arbitrage strategies.

Long Only Funds

Deploy a value approach to fundamental investing, typically holding names within their portfolios for 3-to-5 years.

Our Clients

Private Markets

In addition to developing a reputation as a top hedge fund recruiter we operate on behalf of Private Equity firms both on- and off- cycle we deliver across investment strategies including:

Venture Capital

Our clients in the venture capital space typically operate in the Energy, Industrials, Healthcare and Technology sectors. Most of these investments will occur from series A onwards.


We work with funds that make large minority investments in innovative growth companies globally, with a focus on the Consumer, TMT and Healthcare sectors.


We partner with firms that make control-oriented equity investments in European and US businesses, from lower- to middle-market, up to large-cap.

Special Situations, Real Estate and Infrastructure

Our clients have an active value creation approach towards investing in Real Estate and Infrastructure investments.


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