Sourcing Exceptional Talent Across Macro, Credit, Equities & Private Debt, Globally.

Laz Partners is an insight-driven executive search firm with an outstanding track record and an excellent reputation.

We are regarded as a trusted partner to a number of the world’s leading hedge funds, asset managers, and sell-side institutions for their portfolio management, trading, and research-related talent advisory needs, ranging from single hires to full team build-outs.

 

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What We Do

MACRO

We have unparalleled access to the best macro & cross-asset portfolio management and research talent in the market, ranging from fundamentally-driven to systematic, across developed and emerging markets. Our coverage includes Rates, FX, Cross-Asset, and Vol

Credit

We have a strong track record of succesfully placing credit portfolio managers, analysts, and traders with our clients. Our areas of focus include IG, HY/Stressed Credit, Macro Credit, Buy & Maintain and Total Return

EQUITIES

We have an extensive track record of placing Equity Analysts (generalists and sector-specialists), as well as Portfolio Managers (long-only and long/short) with our hedge fund, asset management and sell-side clients.  

Private Credit

Within Private Credit, our expertise includes portfolio management and research-related hires across a variety of sectors, as well as more specialist searches ranging from origination to purely execution-focused roles

OUR TEAM

Founded in 2017 by Alex Lazaridis, Laz Partners has since built a distinguished track record, completing over 160 successful search assignments across a variety of asset classes & strategies within portolio management, research and trading.

To keep up with our rapid growth and to provide an even higher level of service to our clients, we are expanding our team. We invite you to meet the rising stars who make Laz Partners one of the go-to executive search firms on our ‘Meet the Team’ page.

               Alex Lazaridis, Founder, Laz Partners

Latest Blogs & Insights

Hedge Fund Hiring Update: Q2 2024

Hedge Fund Hiring Update: Q2 2024

𝐇𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞: As we move into Q2, the Laz Partners team is continuing to see a lot of movement in the hedge fund Space. Below, we highlight some key strategies in demand, as well as a snapshot of some recent industry movements. 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝: 1️⃣...

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 86% 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐀𝐈 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 to refine operations in research, IT, legal, compliance, and investor relations. Despite the initial slow uptake in portfolio...

𝗗𝗲𝗯𝘁 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗛𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰

𝗗𝗲𝗯𝘁 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗛𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰

𝗗𝗲𝗯𝘁 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗛𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 The US corporate bond market is on fire, with investment-grade companies issuing a record $153 billion in debt in January alone – the highest YTD figure in over 30 years, LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) data...

Convertible Bonds Back in Vogue: Credit Hiring Expectations for 2024

Convertible Bonds Back in Vogue: Credit Hiring Expectations for 2024

𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗡𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺: 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗕𝗶𝘁𝗲  The last 12 months have seen a significant rise in convertible bond issuance. After a subdued period, 2023 saw a 77% jump in activity with total convertibles issuance reaching $48 billion. At Laz...

“𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐨 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫?”

“𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐨 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫?”

"𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐨 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫?" 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤. So, we thought we would offer a brief roadmap: 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Begin with a degree in a numerical field like Economics, Mathematics, Accounting, Engineering, etc. This foundation...

Buy-Side Hiring: Where do we see the most growth?

Buy-Side Hiring: Where do we see the most growth?

𝐁𝐮𝐲-𝐒𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐨 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐇𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 As someone deeply involved in the ever-shifting landscape of financial markets, I think it's important to share some of the trends we are currently seeing in front-office hiring, especially among Hedge Funds,...

Hedge Funds: H1 2023 Trends

Hedge Funds: H1 2023 Trends

Overview: In the H1 2023, large Hedge Funds (especially the large Multi-Strat Platforms) maintained robust hiring activity, primarily focusing on portfolio managers, analysts, and quants across asset classes. This hiring spree is primarily due to impressive...

Why work with us?

Enhance your Returns

We make it our mission to help our clients achieve superior investment returns, introducing them to the top 5% of portfolio management and research talent in the market.

Strong Track Record of Success

We have an exceptional track record of placing portfolio managers and analysts/strategists for our select group of Tier-1 buy-side clients. View our testimonials here.

Exceptional Precision

You can rest assured that we will only introduce candidates that have been very well-vetted and that are a strong fit for our clients, both in terms of experience, as well as cultural considerations and motivation to move.

Extensive Network

Our network in the front-office Macro, Credit, and Multi-Asset space is unparalleled. More recently, we have also begun expanding this network to include ESG specialists.

Business Partnership

We work in very close partnership with our clients, building a thorough understanding of their business and being seen as trusted advisors for any key decisions related to talent aquisiton or team structuring.

Meticulous Search Process

We follow an extremely diligent and thorough 12-step process for every engaged search assignment that we take on for our clients.

What our clients say

Alex is the only guy I speak to in the recruiting space. Always honest, no-BS guy, which is the only thing I respect.

Portfolio Manager Tier 1 Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund ($10bn AUM+)
Portfolio Manager

Alex distinguishes himself by his genuine interest in establishing successful long-term relationships among his clients. He is extremely professional and discreet, exhibits extensive industry knowledge and is very well connected. Not only does he ensure a fit in terms of skill set but also in terms of culture.

Katarina Cohrs, Senior Multi-Asset Strategist Aviva Investors
Katarina Cohrs, Senior Multi-Asset Strategist

I have nothing but great things to say about Alex. he’s worked with me to successfully place me in my current role. In a competitive industry, Alex stands out. He has extensive industry knowlegde. He has an extensive network, well earned the old fashioned way. He’s honest, works hard, and delivers.

Richard Dias, Senior Multi-Asset Strategist Pictet Asset Management
Richard Dias, Senior Multi-Asset Strategist

I have worked with Alex as a client, seeking to recruit a senior macro strategist. Alex was exceptional in sourcing high-calibre candidates for us, but more importantly in understanding the brief perfectly and shortlisting candidates accordingly. The candidates themselves then arrived fully prepared and with a good understanding of the position. We ended up hiring one of his candidates, who has since made a positive impact on the business. Throughout the process, Alex’s energy, his commitment and his delivery were outstanding. On top of that, he is also a very amicable person who commits himself fully to his clients. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone seeking to hire a mid-to-senior employee in the macro space.

Michael Hart, Chief Economist & Strategist City of London Investment Group
Michael Hart, Chief Economist & Strategist

Having worked with Alex on two senior economist hires, I found him to be very attuned to his clients’ needs, asking very detailed questions about the mandate, providing very honest feedback about each cadnidate he put forward – in both absolute and relative terms, keeping his clients regularly updated about progress, and coordinating the interview process very efficiently. He also conducts himself very professionally and is very easy to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend him to those looking to recruit high quality macro candidates in the asset management industry.

Jeremy Lawson, Chief Economist Aberdeen Standard Investments
Jeremy Lawson, Chief Economist

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