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Who We Are
Laz Partners is an executive search firm that specialises in sourcing exceptional talent in the macro, credit and multi-asset space for a select group of clients. Our clients include some of the world’s top hedge funds, global asset managers, and private wealth managers.
Since our inception in 2017, we have made dozens of successful placements, ranging from CIOs to senior portfolio managers, analysts, economists, and product specialists.
Our primary objective is to play a key role in helping our clients grow and outperform their peers. We achieve this by giving them access to the best portfolio management and research-related talent in the entire market.
What We Do
Multi-Asset & Global MAcro
As our core area of expertise, we have unparalleled access to the best front office macro & multi-asset portfolio management and research talent in the market, ranging from fundamentally driven to quant/systematic.
We have a strong track record of succesfully placing credit portfolio managers and analysts with our clients. Our areas of expertise include Buy & Maintain Credit, Macro Credit and Actively Managed Global Credit (ranging from Investment Grade to High Yield and even Event-Driven/Stressed Credit).
We have noticed a surging demand for client-facing professionals that have a good understanding of markets, however prefer to spend their time helping with business development and client-facing activities, as opposed to having direct input into the investment decision-making process.
We have a strong understanding of the importance that ESG plays in the investment processes for many of our clients. We ensure to ask all relevant candidates in our network about their ESG experience and we have begun growing out our ESG practice within the business.
Founded in 2017 by Alex Lazaridis, Laz Partners has made dozens of successful placements with a range of the world’s top buy-side firms. We are currently in the process of expanding our team so that we can better serve our growing list of global clients.
Alex Lazaridis, Founder, Laz Partners
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We have noticed that strong candidates are usually involved in multiple processes (and sometimes have several offers), which is driving many firms to go over budget in order to land talent. It is also a very fast-moving market, with many of our clients now having to...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Alex is the only guy I speak to in the recruiting space. Always honest, no-BS guy, which is the only thing I respect.
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.
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.
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.
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.