Asset management firm seeks new Head of Monitoring

Having spotted that one of London’s leading asset management firms was restructuring, FourthLine reached out to the client to advise with any resourcing issues the firm was facing.

The issue:

Whilst the client was undergoing a process of separation and restructuring, their previous Head of Monitoring had left the company. Having struggled to find the level of expertise they required from two more generalist recruitment suppliers, FourthLine were engaged to identify a replacement for this role.

The client knew what they were looking for and briefed us with the skills and experience needed for the role. This was a very senior role with responsibility for leading the Compliance Monitoring department, so the client wanted someone with an internal audit background and asset management experience, who could put together their Compliance Monitoring annual plan and report directly into the board.

The solution:

After taking the time to understand the client’s requirements, FourthLine went straight to our existing network of talent and quickly identified 3 suitable candidates. An extra candidate was sourced from a job advertisement and we went about qualifying the candidates with our usual process, taking the time to fully understand the candidate’s backgrounds, areas of expertise and suitability to join the firm in question. This high level of candidate qualification ensured that we were fully confident with the list of candidates supplied to the client.

As part of the recruitment process FourthLine met with the client and spent some time within the firm itself, gaining an understanding of their culture and presenting the list of candidates face to face.

Following a smooth process of interviews, the client offered the position to their preferred candidate who was happy to accept. The candidate has since assisted the client with the recruitment process for several direct reports who will sit within their team.


Topics: Risk Management, Investment Management

March 8, 2019