Sainty Hird & Partners announces strategic team expansion

Sainty Hird & Partners announces strategic team expansion

London, March 2023: On the back of a successful 2022, Sainty Hird & Partners has made a series of strategic appointments, notably across its Sales, Trading and Research practice, as well a key functional hire to support the continued expansion of its service and practice offerings.

These appointments include:

Joshua Jones – Associate Consultant, Sales Trading & Research. Josh sits within the Equities team, and focuses on Sales and Trading across Cash Equities, Electronic Markets, Listed Derivatives, Synthetic/Delta 1 and Prime Broking.

He joins from the Equities practice of a boutique executive search firm and has experience working with a variety of clients encompassing investment banks, trading platforms, buy-side institutions and exchanges across Europe, the US and Asia.

Josh graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Warwick.

Barney Loader – Consultant, Sales Trading & Research. Barney is responsible for expanding the Equity Derivatives and Cross Asset QIS business with a select number of sell-side and buy-side institutions across EMEA and North America.

Prior to this he spent six years at a boutique executive search firm, where he built the Equity Derivatives & QIS franchise, placing mid-senior level individuals into front office sales, structuring and trading positions.

Barney graduated from Oxford Brookes University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Megan Raslan – Director of Marketing & Communications. Megan is responsible for overseeing the firm’s marketing strategy and communication activities. She also supports on select search mandates.

Prior to joining in 2023, she held marketing roles at a strategy and search firm for tech start-ups, scale-ups and investors, multinational recruiter Hays, as well as agency-side – where she worked with clients including Lego, Travelport, Diversey and Rubbermaid (now Newell Brands).

She graduated from SOAS, University of London, with a Bachelor’s degree in History with South East Asian Studies.

Alex Williams, Partner in Sainty Hird’s Sales, Trading and Research practice commented:

“I am delighted to welcome Josh, Barney and Megan to the firm. Josh and Barney’s appointments are reflective of our continued growth in the Equities space. Their combined experience and expertise will further strengthen our offerings to – and cement our reputation amongst – this key client group. Furthermore, Megan’s appointment will be critical as we continue to expand our practice areas and provide valuable new services, and will help support our clients with relevant, timely insights and communications.”

They join other recent hire Georgina Sage, who joined the firm in Q3 2022:

Georgina Sage – Associate, Capital Markets & Professional Services. Georgina works alongside Sainty Hird’s Capital Markets and Professional Services teams. She previously worked at a boutique executive search firm, where she made strategic hires in start-ups, scale-ups and corporates in the digital and technology space. Georgina graduated from the University of Oxford, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Religion. She went on to complete a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Law.


About Sainty Hird & Partners

Sainty Hird & Partners is a leading executive search and advisory firm for financial and professional services. We support clients across all levels, products and functions within Asset & Wealth Management, Capital Markets, Corporate & Investment Banking, Insurance, Private Markets, Sales, Trading & Research, and Technology. Whether finding exceptional senior talent, advising on succession planning or conducting board and executive evaluations, we help organisations of all sizes prepare for the future by building impactful teams and governance structures. We are recognised for a truly Partner-led approach to each mandate, rigorous research processes, unmatched networks and the highest professional standards.

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