Publication: US Asset Management 2017

People News, Industry Updates, Market Trends and Analysis


Hiring at the end of 2017 continued unabated, with numerous investment managers prepared to make appointments late in the year, especially in asset raising and client facing roles. Typically, companies wait until after bonuses have been paid before announcing new hires in the first few months of the year. Having canvassed numerous managers, they gave various reasons for trying to get ahead of the curve:

1. Competition for high caliber people is increasing
2. Higher budgets & headcount for client groups specifically
3. Strong 2017 revenue, with an increased bonus pool

The continued appetite for yield, has meant that specialist managers across asset classes are feeling bullish and are keen to bolster their teams.

For the first time in a number of years, we are witnessing businesses invest in their equity investment teams, across the capital range. The being said, we have seen a noticeable spike in small to mid-cap managers adding to their research and portfolio management teams.

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