Asset Management Executive Search

Securing ‘Best-Fit’ candidates
The key to longevity and success for critical hires in Asset Management

Most Search firms evaluate candidates based on the traditional metrics of skills and experience. At Godliman we understand that the crucial factor in ensuring new hire success is the ‘Fit’ between client culture and candidate style, values and motivations.

Our proprietary Best-Fit Search™ process uniquely evaluates candidate ‘Fit’ with the hiring company as well as the skills and experience necessary for the role. As a result the longevity and success in role of our hires is significantly above the industry norm.

83% of candidates placed since 2010 are still in position
83% of candidates placed since 2010 are still in position

Here’s how Best-Fit Search™ works

Best-Fit Research

We map the candidate pool not only for their skills, experience and track record but also for their values, motivations and working style. Filtering candidates in this way provides a much higher-quality ‘long list’ for clients.

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Best-Fit Assessment

Our online Culture Assessor™ survey evaluates your company’s culture and values and identifies the personal styles that succeed there. We then bring you candidates whose personal values and motivations closely match your ‘Best-Fit’ profile. This significantly improves new hire success and longevity in role and reduces the risk of new hire failure.

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Best-Fit On-Boarding

We provide a ‘Fit-Risk’ assessment for all hired candidates, to guide hiring managers on how to minimise performance risk as new hires are integrated and support new hires to transition smoothly and to achieve a ‘Best-Fit’ integration.

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Case Studies

Team Build-Out

Multiple successive hires around a strategy leader, using our Best-Fit Search process

Team Lift-Out

Identifying the top performing teams globally, and completing a 7-person lift out

Ongoing Talent Cultivation

A medium-term hiring strategy to attract market-leading ‘Star’ candidates within priority sectors

Advising a Non-Expert Client

Hiring a Chief Investment Officer for a Charitable Endowment Fund

Rupert was instrumental in helping us understand the talent we had in-house: the gaps we had in skills to meet our strategic goals, and the landscape for talent externally. His approach was truly consultative: he never pressured us to take a candidate to complete a search and always kept culture and fit at the forefront of his mind. Rupert was an indispensable partner and helped us grow our business more than 5x during a decade of engagement with our team. My only hesitation in recommending him is I don’t want him working for the competition.

Global CIO Fixed Income, FTSE 100 Global Asset Manager

"All their placements are excellent additions to our team and are thriving."

Press Digest

The Godliman Press Digest summarises key stories from the Asset Management press, detailing job moves, fund launches and company news. It is published each week in .pdf and .html format and distributed by email to over 6500 subscribers within the asset management sector.

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