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About Us

Relentless in the pursuit of successful search outcomes

Established in 2002, Hammond Partners is one of the leading providers of Financial Services Search in London.

We work with clients globally to find solutions for their people needs, providing a full suite of consultative services.

We value integrity and transparency. We are dedicated to the best practices.

Above all we are about results.

Practices

Our Asset Management Practice has an established track record supporting clients across a broad spectrum of traditional and alternative Asset Management. We have strong long-term relationships with many of the leaders in the industry.

The Practice is led by our Managing Partner, Paul Hammond and Alex Tracey. Product expertise is provided by Emma Pendle for Credit funds, and Richard Pallister for Equity funds. Katrien Deckers focuses on Investor Relations and Distribution.

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Our Equities Practice has an established track record placing high quality individuals from VPs to Global Heads for our US and European investment banking clients in both cash and derivative products.

We provide a bespoke service ranging from executive search to market mapping and consultancy based projects depending on our client’s needs.

Key areas of expertise include: research, sales, trading and structuring and prime services with a geographical reach that extends across Europe and Emerging Markets.

The team has successfully executed mandates in both primary and secondary markets across Western and Eastern Europe, Russia & CIS, South Africa, MENA, Americas & Asia.

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Our Fixed Income Practice has an established track record placing high quality individuals from VPs to Global Heads for our US and European investment banking clients.

We provide a bespoke service ranging from executive search to market mapping and consultancy based projects depending on our client’s needs.

Key areas of expertise include: sales, trading and structuring across interest rate, credit, FX and hybrid markets with a principal focus on derivatives and a geographical reach that extends across Europe and the Emerging Markets.

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Our HR Practice specialises in recruiting senior individuals for a variety of clients within a diverse number of sectors – ranging from top tier banks, oil & gas, private equity, pharmaceutical and FMCG through to most financial services organisations.

Recruiting across the various HR disciplines:- Business Partnering, Organisational Development, Talent Management, Compensation & Benefits, Diversity and Leadership Development of Global Divisional Heads through to Managers, we provide our clients with a research driven process to ensure we find candidates of the very highest calibre.

The Practice has recognised expertise across Talent Management, Organisational Development and Leadership Development.

Our Investment Banking, Capital Markets & Financing Practice specialises in recruiting quality individuals for a select group of clients from top tier banks through to M&A boutiques and debt houses

The Practice has recognised expertise across, origination, execution, syndication and distribution through the following product areas:

  • M&A Advisory, Sector & Country Coverage and the hire of Chief Operating Officers in the Investment Banking space.
  • DCM, ECM, Leveraged Finance, Loan Sales and Syndication, Debt Advisory and Restructuring (corporate and financial), High Yield, Mezzanine Finance, Tax Structured Finance, Corporate Broking, Real Estate Financing & Securitisation in the Capital Markets & Financing

Paul Hammond leads the Practice, supported by Katrien Deckers. Emily Hargreaves specialises in Corporate Broking and ECM at all levels.

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The Private Equity Practice specialises in hiring key individuals for front line roles within investment, distribution, fundraising and investor relations.

The team has a strong track record of executing searches across all asset classes, sectors and geographies.

We work on behalf of some of the leading institutional asset managers, specialist real money platforms, sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds and hedge funds.

Paul Hammond leads the Practice, supported by Katrien Deckers.

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The Risk, Analytics and Regulation Practice is led is led by Simon Tuke-Hastings who has built an extensive network having spent 18 years focused on the product. Coverage extends across investment banks, investment managers, hedge funds, wealth managers, consulting firms, electronic trading platforms, commodity majors and private equity houses. We have a geographic reach that extends globally.

Our tailored services range from traditional executive search to human capital consulting and strategy consulting via our alliance with Anchura Partners.

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Jonathan Beall

Jonathan Beall

Partner
Having started his recruitment career in 1997, Jonathan initially covered the technology market before switching to investment banking in 2000. Prior to joining Hammond Partners in 2020 he worked for few boutique executive search firms and has spent the past 20 years covering global investment banking and primary capital markets.
Jonathan specialises in investment banking coverage (industry and country coverage), M&A, ECM and private equity. He has completed searches from Vice President to Sector Head level, including team hires and senior advisors.

 

Practice Areas:

  • Investment Banking, Capital Markets & Financing
  • Private Equity
+44 (0)20 3207 7749
Paul Hammond

Paul Hammond

Managing Partner

Paul is the Managing Partner of Hammond Partners and has led assignments across all practice areas since 2006.

Paul focuses on senior roles across all practices, with a particular focus on Investment Banking, Equities, all aspects of Asset Management and Private Equity.

Prior to Hammond Partners, he spent 20 years in Investment Banking, primarily in Equities Sales and Trading.

He started his career in Equity Sales in 1981 at L. Messel & Co, moving to James Capel in 1984.

In 1988 he moved to Goldman Sachs to build their Equities presence in Europe, and was co-Head of UK Equities.

In 1995 he moved to Morgan Stanley as Head of UK Equities. He represented both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley at LIBA, and sat on the London Stock Exchange Markets Committee.

Paul read PPE at Christ Church, Oxford.

Practice Areas:

  • Asset Management
  • Investment Banking, Capital Markets & Financing
  • Private Equity
+44 (0)20 3207 7747
Elizabeth Hammond

Elizabeth Hammond

Founding Partner

Elizabeth is the Founding Partner of Hammond Partners and acts as a relationship manager and advisor to a number of the Hammond Partners’ clients.

Elizabeth started her career at Goldman Sachs before pursuing a career in search and has over 25 years experience working within the search industry.

Prior to founding Hammond Partners, Elizabeth was the co-global head of the Financial Services Practice at Heidrick & Struggles.

Amongst other businesses, Elizabeth also founded and sits on the board of TXG, a leading organisation in the coaching and leadership development industry.

She is a trained high performance coach and mentor and also advises a number of small businesses and entrepreneurs as a mentor and occasional angel investor, using her experience and training in business strategy and team and leadership development.

Elizabeth is on the committee of the charity Action for Children and also sits on the Women Taking Action committee.  She is also a leading UK private 1:1 and executive coach/mentor and increasingly spends a significant amount of her time focusing on this.                                   (www.elizabeth-hammond.co.uk)

 

 

 

+44 (0)20 3207 7740
Emma Pendle

Emma Pendle

Partner

Emma runs our Fixed Income & Currencies practice.

Emma specialises in Fixed Income across Trading, Research and Sales. She joined Hammond Partners from The Mulsanne Partnership where she led the Credit Trading and Research business for five years. Emma has worked on a wide range of assignments across Credit, Rates and FX operating in both the UK and continental Europe. Earlier in her career she focused on headhunting within Private Equity having begun her career in 1999 at an international recruitment firm.

Emma holds a BA in Geography from Manchester University.

Practice Areas:

  • Fixed Income & Currencies
  • Asset Management
  • Investment Banking, Capital Markets & Financing
+44 (0)20 3207 7756
Richard Pallister

Richard Pallister

Partner

Richard specialises in Global Equity and Equity derivatives trading, structuring and sales on both the buy and sell side. He has executed searches at all levels and has played a key part in a number of business and team build-outs at several Investment Banks.

Prior to Hammond Partners, Richard worked for an executive search firm where he built and ran the equities franchise across all equity product groups working for three tier 1 Investment Banks.

Richard holds a BA (Hons) in Theology from Exeter University.

Practice Areas:

  • Equities
  • Asset Management
+44 (0)20 3207 7746
Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

Partner

Mark specialises in Risk Management, his coverage includes buy side and sell side market risk (cross-asset), credit risk, liquidity, portfolio, regulatory and quant/model risk. He has successfully completed a number of Global CRO/MD level searches and has supported his clients in the building/restructuring of key risk functions.

Prior to Hammond Partners Mark spent several years as the Chief Operating Officer for a Risk Intelligence consultancy. He began his career in 2000 for an international recruitment firm in London before moving to Hong Kong where he built and ran two well regarded Asian executive search risk practices.

Mark holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Geology.

Practice Areas:

  • Risk, Analytics and Regulation
+44 (0)20 3207 7753
Simon Tuke-Hastings

Simon Tuke-Hastings

Partner

Simon runs our Risk, Analytics and Regulation Practice

After starting his career in Global Markets, Simon has been involved in senior level search across risk management, controls, governance and C-Suite since 2000. Simon joined Hammond Partners in 2017 to broaden the firms offering in Risk Management, Quantitative Analytics, Data Science and Regulation. The Practice offers traditional search, consulting services and the provision of technology around Rogue Trading, Surveillance and Market Abuse. Simon is a product specialist in both the first and second line of defence operating across all facets of Financial Services working as a trusted Partner and Advisor for his clients.

Practice Areas:

Risk Management, Front Office Control and Supervision, Surveillance, Business Management, C-Suite

Simon holds a BA (Hons) in History and Modern Languages from Manchester University.

Practice Areas:

  • Risk, Analytics and Regulation
+44 (0)20 3207 7748

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