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Dec 3, 2013 - 2:45am

Xaipe:

Blackstone, SilverLake recruit through KEA Consultants. Terra Firma, CPP IB, Centerview recruit through Dartmouth Partners. Greenhill recruits through FreshMinds.


BX use PER, for IBD and PE.
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Dec 3, 2013 - 5:07am

BX uses a variety of sources, so do most other firms with some of them going exclusively through one headhunter. All names above are fairly good (dartmouth and fresh minds not so much) plus any of these will have access to the good funds: Arkesden, Walker Hamil, Parker Linton

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Dec 3, 2013 - 6:20am

GBB_19NHS:

BX uses a variety of sources, so do most other firms with some of them going exclusively through one headhunter. All names above are fairly good (dartmouth and fresh minds not so much) plus any of these will have access to the good funds: Arkesden, Walker Hamil, Parker Linton


i wouldn't work with WH, not very honorable people (generalizing here).
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Dec 3, 2013 - 6:48pm

KEA does the most megafund PE recruiting. Generally good at what they do, but tend to be picky about the candidates they work with. If you're not at a top bank (GS / JPM / MS / elite boutiques) or a top team, they can be unfriendly. Blackwood cover a broad range of PE roles. Really pleasant people to deal with and very helpful throughout the recruiting process. Dartmouth used to cover mainly IB roles, but have been building out their buyside coverage. Nice people but I feel like they can be a bit disorganised. I know Arkesden are pretty good for IB recruiting, but I don't know much about what buyside roles they have access to.

Avoid Pinpoint Partners like the plague and never send them your CV, as they will circulate without your permission.

Dec 9, 2013 - 5:25am

PE in London - Headhunters (Originally Posted: 12/01/2011)

Hey guys,

I am currently working for a BB in the US and have a strong desire to work abroad in London. I am hoping to make the jump to PE, but unfortunately do not have much exposure to London headhunters. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to gain more exposure to headhunters or recommendations of firms to contact?

Thank you all for your time.

Dec 9, 2013 - 5:32am

that efinancialcareers list is not really useful though, the askivy.net one is great and spot on

The headhunters with the most mandates are PER by very far. But by the way, its quite hard to move from BB US to European PE. I would try to make an internal move to London within the bank and start networking locally. Or try to go to a global fund and move internally...

Dec 9, 2013 - 5:34am

KEA is great for PE not so much for hedge funds. Mirage is pretty good for long short. Hinton Rose is quite good for macro, distressed, anything non l/s related. Many other roles just come through random headhunters and private connections so there is not a single source best for HF recruiting. I would literally talk to as many headhunters as possible to spread your net wide - also approach people at funds directly.

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Dec 9, 2013 - 5:35am

languages are key at the moment tbh, so if you speak the right ones a lot of opportunities will come up - otherwise it will be more difficult

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Dec 9, 2013 - 5:37am

any language helps, particular though German, Spanish or Italian. French is not going to hurt neither. By speaking I mean you should be able to talk to locals about businesses and read all relevant reports etc. in their language.

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Dec 9, 2013 - 5:39am

Headhunters in London (Originally Posted: 07/28/2009)

Hi,

I was interested in knowing names of good/reputed headhunters in London especially for Management consulting opportunities?. Also, wanted to know how effective are they for targeting tier 1 consulting firms? Is applying directly through websites of consulting firms a better option?

Any info on this front would be really appreciated!

Cheers

Dec 9, 2013 - 5:40am

Are you currently at uni? If so, apply through on-campus recruiting. If not, attempt referral through a friend first, as that will give you a leg up. I've heard about McKinsey using headhunters for specific first/second year slots in Europe, but not sure whether that is the norm.

Dec 9, 2013 - 5:43am

Headhunters: non-traditional exit ops (London) (Originally Posted: 10/30/2012)

Fellow monkeys,

I am a London based banker looking to exit after 2 years in M&A. I can honestly say I have fallen out of love with many elements of traditional Finance and am not excited by the prospects of working at a Hedge Fund (interned at one as well) or in Private Equity. Instead, I would like to hear about any headhunters you have come across in London with opportunities outside of the main paths. This could include: VC, Corp Dev, Start-ups, Player valuation at a major Football Club (colleague jumped there) etc.

Any thoughts, comments or suggestions are welcomed.

Peas and carrots,
DKK

Dec 9, 2013 - 5:44am

I don't think I can help with your original request, but if you don't mind: What do yo do in player valuation?

I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

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Dec 9, 2013 - 5:45am

Not even surprised you burned out.

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