Practices

Asset & wealth management

We work with hedge funds, asset and wealth managers, sovereign wealth and pension funds, and family offices. Our track record and expertise extends across both public and private markets.

Capital markets

The specialist Capital Markets team has an extensive track record of placing executives across all capital market disciplines in EMEA and North America.  We are recognised for our work across debt and equity capital markets, leveraged finance, real estate, project, infrastructure and structured finance.

This is across seniorities from global head of divisions through to associate level.

Corporate & investment banking

We have one of the most active and well-known corporate and investment banking teams in the market.  We have been instrumental in some of the most high-profile appointments in the UK and Europe, delivering leading coverage and advisory teams for investment banks and corporate finance boutiques.  Our team has more than 50 years' combined experience of working in corporate and investment banking and has focused on whole business acquisitions and entire team moves.

Corporate officers

We work with established, growing and nascent firms to find the best executives for all corporate functions (CFO,COO, CPO/CHRO, CRO, CIO, CTO).

We also partner with individuals in these roles to help them build effective senior leadership teams. We advise not only on key hires, but also growth and succession planning.

Insurance

We have one of the most active international Insurance teams in the market with unrivalled access to the talent in the Life and Non-Life industry.  As a team, we have handled more than 600 executive and board searches in the UK, Bermuda, the US, continental Europe and Asia.  Our partners have more than 25 years combined experience of broking and underwriting and more than 50 years in search.

In 2013 we combined our London Insurance Practice with US-based Sterling James.

Not for profit

Recognised for bringing new talent into charities, NGOs and other not-for-profit enterprises at Chairman, CEO and CFO level. In this way our shortlists are usually made up of some candidates who have a great deal of experience in not-for-profit and others who will bring different experience to one of these roles, if they are selected.

Private markets

We work with private companies to assess and refresh board and management teams within debt and equity primaries, secondaries and co-investments. We also work with our clients’ portfolio companies to assess board and management teams and to provide effective succession plans.

Sales, trading & research

We have been responsible for the formation and build-out of leading investment banks in both Europe and the USA across cash and derivatives. Sainty Hird & Partners has an unparalleled track record within secondary markets, its partners having been responsible for approximately 1,000 hires over the past 20 years.  Working across cash and derivatives, PT and Electronic, it has been responsible for the formation and build-out of a number of leading investment banks in both Europe and the USA.  

Technology

We build executive teams (VP Development, Revenue, Product, Pre-Sales) in technology firms and fill technology roles across established, growing and nascent financial services firms in the UK, Europe and North America.

As active investors, we have particular expertise in digital transformations, scale-ups and advising boards of portfolio companies, and we have a growing record in building management teams for private and PE-backed technology businesses.

“Working with Sainty Hird, we made 107 offers to candidates in various areas of equities over five years and we received 103 acceptances.”

HEAD OF RESEARCH,  GLOBAL INVESTMENT AND ADVISORY FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRM

“I have dealt with Sainty Hird & Partners for over 20 years and they have never failed to find the right candidate.”

FOUNDER & CEO,  INDEPENDENT EQUITY EXCHANGE

“The Sainty Hird & Partners team are a pleasure to work with.”

CIO,  MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE

“The team's knowledge of the marketplace and success rate in filling the various roles we have presented has been impressive.”

GLOBAL HEAD OF EQUITIES,  GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT HOUSE

“Most search firms can find candidates, several can get the candidate to entertain an offer, but Sainty Hird is really good at closing the hire.”

HEAD OF RESEARCH,  GLOBAL INVESTMENT AND ADVISORY FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRM

“The Sainty Hird team always finds candidates with the right cultural fit as well as the ability to do the role.”

FOUNDER & CEO,  INDEPENDENT EQUITY EXCHANGE

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