About Us

Founded in 2017, Laz Partners¬†is an executive search firm that specializes in introducing high-calibre portfolio management and research talent to a select group of Tier-1 buy-side clients, which include some of the world’s top Hedge Funds, Global Asset Managers, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and Private Wealth Managers. Since our inception, we’ve successfully made dozens of high-profile placements within macro, multi-asset, and credit/fixed income that have already generated substantial quantifiable value and returns for our clients.

Why Laz Partners?

As a firm, we focus our efforts on the top 5% of talent that truly has the ability to help ‘move the needle’ and enable our clients to achieve market-leading returns, while also having a direct positive impact on PnL. Many of these are typically ‘passive candidates’ that might not be uncovered by other search firms, as they are usually keep a low profile (especially top portfolio managers in the Hedge Fund space).

Uniquely, we follow a diligent 12-step search process with every search that we undertake and we work in very close partnership with our clients, often being seen as trusted advisors for any hiring-related activity, ranging from talent acquisition to fully advising on team restructurings.

Our core markets of focus include macro and multi-asset, as well as global credit and ESG.

Some interesting facts about Laz Partners:

 

  • 35¬†successful senior-to-mid level portfolio management and research placements made since 2017.
  • 100% of our candidates are still working in their roles within 12 months of being placed.
  • 100% success rate on all retained search assignments we have undertaken for our clients
  • Most of our clients are repeat clients, and we generate most of our business through referrals.

Recent successful placements

 

Meet our team

Alex Lazaridis founded Laz Partners in 2017, after spending nearly 8 years in macro research sales covering buy-side clients in London, Paris, and New York. His decision to move from the sell-side to executive search was driven by a desire to offer a top-level, targeted search service for his clients that had expressed they were unhappy with the search firms they were currently working with.

Previously, Alex was part of the macro sales team at MRB Partners, a top-ranked investment strategy firm, where he played a key role in helping expand MRB’s client base and was a consistent top performer. Before MRB, Alex worked in macro research sales at BMI Research (a Fitch Group Company), where he helped grow team revenues by over 200%.

Alex holds a BA in Economics from Davidson College, USA. Outside of work Alex enjoys reading, anything fitness-related, sailing, writing music, and walking his dog.

Alex Lazaridis, Founder, Laz Partners
Alex Lazaridis, Founder, Laz Partners

Alex Lazaridis founded Laz Partners in 2017, after spending nearly 8 years in macro research sales covering buy-side clients in London, Paris, and New York. His decision to move from the sell-side to executive search was driven by a desire to offer a top-level, targeted search service for his clients that had expressed they were unhappy with the search firms they were currently working with.

Previously, Alex was part of the macro sales team at MRB Partners, a top-ranked investment strategy firm, where he played a key role in helping expand MRB’s client base and was a consistent top performer. Before MRB, Alex worked in macro research sales at BMI Research (a Fitch Group Company), where he helped grow team revenues by over 200%.

Alex holds a BA in Economics from Davidson College, USA. Outside of work Alex enjoys reading, anything fitness-related, sailing, writing music, and walking his dog.

Jonathan Lappin, Executive Search Consultant, Laz Partners

Jonathan Lappin joined Laz Partners in 2020. He is responsible for building relationships with candidates across our various practice areas, as well as the operations side of the business.

He brings a wealth of experience in delivering business change and transformation projects within finance and the public sector, having worked at firms including Credit Suisse, Barclays, and Merrill Lynch (to name a few).

His extensive experience in implementing systems and processes will be invaluable as the business looks to expand.

In his spare time, Jonny enjoys photography, riding his bike and watching football.

Jonathan Lappin, Executive Search Consultant, Laz Partners

Jonathan Lappin joined Laz Partners in 2020. He is responsible for building relationships with candidates across our various practice areas, as well as the operations side of the business.

He brings a wealth of experience in delivering business change and transformation projects within finance and the public sector, having worked at firms including Credit Suisse, Barclays, and Merrill Lynch (to name a few).

His extensive experience in implementing systems and processes will be invaluable as the business looks to expand.

In his spare time, Jonny enjoys photography, riding his bike and watching football.

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