Laz Partners is a trusted advisor to prominent hedge funds, asset managers, and sell-side institutions worldwide. Our data-driven, insight-led approach sets us apart, delivering efficient and effective search results faster than many of our competitors. With a strong network of candidates and clients in major financial hubs including London, New York, Paris, Miami, and Dubai, we are primed to deliver on searches globally.

We specialize in connecting high-caliber portfolio management and research talent with a select group of clients, including leading hedge funds, global asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, and sell-side institutions.

Our reputation matters. We are proud to be a trusted partner for a number of the world’s most well-respected financial institutions. Whether working on single hires or full team build-outs in portfolio management, trading, or research, our exceptional results keep us at the forefront of the industry.

The Laz Partners Difference.

Our firm takes pride in meticulously identifying and pursuing the highest echelon of talent, comprising of the top performers in the industry with a track record of generating market-leading returns.

We follow a data-led and insight-driven search process, which when combined with our in-house financial markets expertise allows us to deliver on our searches more quickly and effectively than many of our competitors.

Our primary areas of expertise include Global and EM Macro, Credit, Equities, and Multi-Asset. Our tireless pursuit of talent, combined with our in-depth understanding of these markets, allows us to deliver an unparalleled expreience for both our clients and candidates.

Exceptional Track Record:


  • 200+ successful senior-to-mid level portfolio management and research placements made.
  • 100% of our retained search candidates remain in their roles at 12 months post-placement.
  • 100% success rate on all retained search assignments undertaken for our clients
  • The majority of our clients are repeat clients, and we generate 80% of our business through referrals.

Recent successful placements


Meet our team

Alex Lazaridis founded Laz Partners in 2017, after spending nearly nearly a decade 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 deliver 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, cycling and travelling.

Alex Lazaridis, Founder, Laz Partners
Nikhil Vaughan-Jeremy, Associate, Laz Partners

Nikhil joined Laz Partners in 2021 as an Associate and is responsible for macro research & investment strategy roles for our asset management clients in London. His areas of focus include macro and multi-asset, equities & credit research & strategy, economic research and fund selection.

Before Laz Partners, Nikhil worked in business development/sales and worked as an events manager for a prestigious & high-end art gallery in London until the pandemic hit in early 2020, which catalysed his move into the executive search industry.

Nikhil has been in the UK since 2013, when he relocated to undertake his Business Management & Marketing degree, after leaving his hometown of Nairobi, Kenya.

Sven Dwars joined Laz Partners in 2022 as an Associate and is responsible for our Hedge Fund, Asset Management, Pension Fund and Banking clients across continental Europe.

His primary focus from a talent perspective is on placing Portfolio Managers, Strategists, and Analysts in the Macro, Rates, Multi-Asset, and Global Credit space.

Prior to joining Laz Partners, Sven has been an active investor in real estate projects in South Africa since 2016, developing and building affordable housing and commercial units in Cape Town Area with local partners.

Sven started his corporate career in The Netherlands in 2011, where he worked in Commercial & Merchant banking at ABN Amro and as an Account Executive at P&G.

Sven moved to London in 2020 and holds a LLM in Financial law from the University of Amsterdam.

Besides working at Laz Partners, Sven enjoys kitesurfing, paragliding, downhill mountain biking, Muay Thai, and reading.

Sven Dwars, Associate, Laz Partners
Araminta Reed, Associate, Laz Partners

Araminta joined Laz Partners in 2022 as an Associate and is responsible for covering our Private Wealth, Family Office and Pension Fund clients in the UK. Her asset class coverage includes multi-asset, macro, and equties, and she primarilly focuses on investment strategy and research talent, as well as client services and fund selection.

Before Laz Partners, she worked as a model in Europe and Asia for 5 years, as well as an interior designer and project manager, where she developed excellent people and management skills.

Araminta grew up in West Sussex and moved to London in early 2020. Araminta is a keen equestrian and enjoys horse racing, cooking, fitness, and riding motorcross bikes during the weekends.

Joannes joined Laz Partners in 2022 as an Associate Researcher and is responsible for researching & sourcing candidates for our hedge fund, asset management and private wealth clients. Her areas of focus include multi-asset strategy, macro strategy, and credit research.

Before joining Laz Partners, Joannes studied at the University of York where she acquired her Business and Management Honours degree. While at university, she acted as secretary for two human rights societies.

Outside of work Joannes enjoys teaching herself how to use Python for data analytics, cooking, and calisthenics.

Joannes Madu, Associate, Laz Partners

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