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Relentless in the pursuit of successful search outcomes

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

Headquartered in London we support our clients globally, finding solutions to their human capital needs and 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.


Our search practice works across all areas of  Alternative Investment Management including Equity Long/Short, Event Driven, Global Macro and Systematic trading. We work with leading hedge funds on a global mandate on roles including Portfolio Management, Trading, Strategy and Quantitative Research.

Hammond Partners has an enviable track record established over our 15 years of supporting clients across a spectrum of traditional Fund Management, Alternative Asset Management and Private Equity businesses. Our global coverage spans Distribution, Portfolio Management, Research and Quantitative Analytics.

Client coverage includes Sell Side, Buy Side, Exchanges, ECNs, Digital Assets and FinTechs who are transforming their businesses digitally through the rapid advancement of innovation in Technology and Data. As a recognized specialist we gain our edge through our daily interaction and engagement with the leaders and innovators in Digital.

The Equity practice has a global reach, working with Investments Banks, Asset Managers, and Hedge Funds. The team partners with clients on search, market mapping, succession planning, diversity and inclusion analysis, and has been involved in a number of team and business build outs.

Our Fixed Income practice provides executive search, market intelligence and consultancy based projects covering sales, trading and structuring across credit and interest rates. We have an extensive track record of supporting a select number of the world’s leading investment banks.

We work with a select group of clients from top tier banks through to M&A boutiques and debt houses. The practice has expertise across origination, execution, syndication and distribution through M&A Advisory, Sector & Country Coverage, DCM,ECM, Structured Financing and Restructuring.

Search advisory and market intelligence covering Risk Management, Portfolio Construction, Quantitative Analytics and Senior Business Management. Our client base consists of leading hedge funds, trading houses, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, exchanges and investment banks.

Paul Hammond


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.


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Richard Pallister


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.


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Emma Pendle


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.


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Simon Tuke-Hastings


Simon runs our Risk, Analytics and Management 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 Portfolio Construction. 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.

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


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Mark Sullivan


Mark specialises in Risk Management, Portfolio Construction, Quant and COO hires. His coverage includes both the buy and sell sides across all asset classes. He has a particular focus on market risk, credit risk, liquidity, portfolio, 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 working 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.


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Elizabeth Hammond


Elizabeth was the Founding Partner of Hammond Partners and continues to act 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 (


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André Nasr


André runs our infrastructure practice and leads our Middle Eastern operations. André started his career in 2002, where he worked with a range of bulge bracket investment banks, private equity firms, and hedge funds across London, New York, and the Middle East. In 2005 André joined a market leading executive search firm in London and delivered on a range of leadership searches at the Director and Managing Director level across London, New York, Dubai, Qatar and Riyadh.  Andre has a strong focus on senior level searches across infrastructure, including finance, compliance, HR, and Operations. André joined Hammond Partners in 2023 and continues to manage the delivery and execution of confidential C-suite leadership searches, including CEO, with both regional and international clients, with a particular emphasis on the UK and the Gulf regions.

André hold a BA (Hons) in Marketing & Advertising from Birmingham University.



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