Head of Business Development

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 29 Jun 18 2018-06-29

Head of a Business Development for a new independent investment management firm

Who we are:

The firm will operate a fundamentally-oriented European equity long-short strategy and the fund manager has a strong record of material outperformance.


Our aspiration is to build one of the leading investment management firms in Europe over time, as measured by the quality of returns generated, and the quality of service provided to investors.


The fund has received four years plus investment commitments from highly respected, institutional cornerstone investors. The firm’s operating costs, including salaries, are guaranteed to 2023.


The team has experience of launching, managing and leading independent investment management firms. 


We believe strongly in the power of values, principles and culture at the firm level and work with a broad team of advisors, including a high-performance expert, to maximise the firm’s potential.


The person the role is suited for:

You're obsessed with continual improvement / aggregation of marginal gains / kaizen 

You have huge passion for customer service and adding value to our investors


You demonstrate a deeply structured, diligent and rigorous approach to the sales and marketing process

You're a workhorse. No one will out-prepare, out-work or out-sell you


You're tenacious and determined. You're comfortable dealing with the initial fund-raising uncertainty that comes from promoting a new launch, and are able to rapidly build a wide and deep network of leads for the firm with leading globally institutional investors

You're creative, adaptable and proactive. You can think deeply from first principles about the sales and marketing process, and have innovative ways for us to interact with institutional investors at every stage of the sales cycle 

You objectively believe you're currently in the top 10% to 20% of business development executives for your level of experience / age, and want to work to become the top 5% over the next five years


You have a passion to "do", not "have". You want to help build a truly great investment management firm, rather than just earning a great income


You want to work with best-in-class colleagues who will constructively challenge you every day to grow, excel and maximise your potential as a fund-raiser, leader and peer


What we're offering:


Complete ownership of the Business Development and Client Services process


Significant financial upside for exceptional candidates, much more generous than industry standards 

Career growth opportunities, including scope for managerial, leadership and firm-level strategic responsibilities 

An extremely high-quality investment product and firm behind you, giving you the platform to interact with, and sell to, the best institutional investors globally 

Full institutional support; we recognise fund-raising is critical to the company’s success and the successful candidate will be central to the firm’s mid- to long-term success

Potential for Partnership, including equity ownership over time 


A driven, collaborative and performance-oriented culture



How to apply:


For more information on this role please send your CV with a covering letter (and any other materials you feel relevant) outlining why you think you're suited for the role to HOBDQ42018@gmail.com.


All applications will be treated with complete confidence.


Minimum requirements:

Demonstrable experience of successfully sales, marketing and/or IR to U.S. and non-UCITS European / UK institutional investors 

Experience of selling fundamentally oriented equity strategies, including the ability to discuss investment strategy, process and individual positions