What people say about us...

Operations Analyst at leading Asset Manager

I can’t recommend Guy and Carnegie Consulting enough. Friendly, approachable, and professional; he did everything in his power to make the recruiting process as smooth as possible. Guy stood out for his deep understanding of the industry and this allowed him to provide highly specific advice to me about the prospective role. I enjoyed being a client of Guy’s and his encouragement and shared enthusiasm made it clear that he enjoys all aspects of his role at Carnegie. From start to finish he was absolutely instrumental in helping me secure my future role, and I know if I’m in need of a recruiter in the future, he will be the first one I reach out to. Thanks Guy.

Karen Barnett Head of Human Resources at Merian Global Investors (formerly Old Mutual Global Investors); Karen was a client of Guy’s

I have worked with Guy for over 10 years as our recruitment partner. He is an exceptionally good consultant, reliable, straightforward and gives you confidence that he will deliver. I have no hesitation in inviting Guy to meet our recruiting managers as his industry knowledge and experience is 1st class and most importantly he has a handle on our culture that enables him to choose the right personalities for our teams. I can highly recommend Guy as someone that you would want recruiting for your business.

COO, Investment Management / Private Equity Boutique

I have worked with Guy twice now as a candidate. He initially helped place me into my first role out of an Accountancy practice, and then five years later to place me as COO at an Investment Manager. Guy is very well connected in the asset management industry, helping him source unique roles. He took the time to really understand my skills, experience, and aspirations. Guy was a pleasure to work with, and made the whole process very straightforward.

Head of Performance, Global Asset Manager

Guy’s approach to recruitment is perfect in my view. He goes out of his way to understand not only the company’s requirements in detail, but also those of the candidates, at which point he carefully selects the best candidates for the roles which ensure that everyone is happy. He has done this for me time and time again, and I will continue to make sure that Guy is always the first person I go to when I am looking for someone new in the team.

Credit Portfolio Manager: Structured Lending – Football Finance

Guy was extremely personable and supportive throughout the whole recruitment process. He was able to guide and advise me on key steps in securing a role, and I would definitely recommend Carnegie to peers in searching for new roles. Overall I am extremely grateful for his time and effort in helping me find my next career adventure!

Catherine Davies, Head of Talent, Resourcing & Development, Tilney Group Ltd

I have known Darren Reuben at Carnegie for over 20 years so it was natural for me to work with him on a recent retained search for a senior Finance hire. This process ran incredibly well and I have since used Carnegie to hire two further positions within our business through Guy Steel and John Amey.
I work with Carnegie because they are experts at recruiting into the Investment Management sector and hire exceptional consultants who are all knowledgeable in their respective fields and provide me with a well thought out selection of candidates. They take the time to understand our business and listen to our needs. They consistently deliver excellent candidates and provide an outstanding service. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and I look forward to working with them again.

Executive Assistant - Market Leading Direct Lending Firm

Can’t recommend Carnegie highly enough! Clare was so efficient, thanks to her, just a few days after registering with her I started a job, that turned out to be my dream job at my dream company. She carefully matched my cv to the right client and she found the right opportunity for me rather than just filling a role. And the aftercare was such a nice touch! Thank you again for your support, the recruitment industry needs more like you!

COO; Asset Manager

We have worked with Carnegie on a number of different assignments, including a number of Equity Research Roles, Sales & Marketing and the Private Client business. Carnegie has consistently provided a very high level of service and has demonstrated a very good understanding of our business and its recruitment needs.

Senior HR Manager; Global Asset Management firm

Guy has been assisting with recruitment in our Operations, Sales and Investment areas for in excess of 8 years and has proven to be extremely successful at identifying and placing high calibre staff within our organisation. We find Guy to have a very strong understanding of our business needs and the types of candidates that would succeed within our organisation. He also has an ability to work with us in mapping and establishing the exact requirements for those roles that are not always the easiest to recruit for due to their very specialised nature. Overall, we find Guy very easy to work with and an excellent recruitment professional.

HR Director; Private Equity

I worked with Richard on a number of occasions on finance and finance related roles. He was attentive, diligent and above all very focussed on our needs. He conducted searches with intelligence, utter integrity and was always professional and constructive. Consultants like him are a rare commodity.

HR Professional; Investment Management

The recruitment arena can be challenging to navigate. I found John Amey through a recommendation from a colleague I trust and respect. I am deeply satisfied with his care and professionalism. His relationship-based, high touch approach means less waste in resources and faster time to fill, which benefit all parties involved. His coaching and feedback skills are role modelled throughout. His promptness, warmth, calm and optimism make for an almost stress-free process throughout. A safe pair of hands, ethical and personable, I highly recommend engaging John for your recruitment needs.

Head of HR; Boutique Asset Management firm

I have worked with Guy for over 10 years as our recruitment partner. He is an exceptionally good consultant, reliable, straightforward and gives you confidence that he will deliver. I have no hesitation in inviting Guy to meet our recruiting managers as his industry knowledge and experience is 1st class and most importantly he has a handle on our culture that enables him to choose the right personalities for our teams. I can highly recommend Guy as someone that you would want recruiting for your business.

Head of Finance & IT; Hospitality

I have been in touch with Andrew for several years, and he assisted me with placing a good interim senior finance professional at very short notice. Andrew is very professional and well connected.

Private PA, EA to HNWI; Private Wealth

Clare is a true professional and by far sets the standard for many recruitment consultants out there.

Having working within the recruitment and head hunting industry; I know first-hand how agencies and consultants work. Clare has proven to not only be an expert within her field; her working ethos is simply unique as she has the talent to combine both her professional integrity with a personal approach. Clare is always utterly focused on both the needs of the client as well as the candidate and works extremely hard to deliver results that are simply flawless.

Clare’s attitude to recruitment is outstanding she is by far the best consultant that I have ever worked with and I have no doubt that I will continue to support and work with her well into the future.

PM; Hedge Fund

Guy has now successfully recruited 3 analysts into my team. He understands what we need as a business and, more importantly, gets that vital ingredient which is, of course, cultural fit. If you are looking to recruit a good PM team – look no further!

Director; Real Estate Private Equity

Richard is one of the most professional headhunters I have met. He clearly saw the opportunity to match my ambitions with the type of profile my employer was looking for. He also is extremely competent when it comes to negotiating the terms of an employment contract. If you are a company looking to recruit or a job seeker, I would highly recommend you speak to Richard. You will not be disappointed! He is smart, to the point, and very quick with execution.

CEO; Hospitality

I have known and worked with Andrew for some time now and have always found him to be incredibly diligent and meticulous in his approach to business. Always personable and professional; Andrew builds and maintains very strong relationships with individuals, which drives loyalty and new opportunities.

Senior HR Manager; Top-Tier Fund of Hedge Fund

We have used Guy to help us with Recruitment within our Middle Office and Investments area on several occasions and he has been extremely successfully in making placements with the Company. He has a detailed and strong understanding of the company and our requirements when we are hiring.

Finance VP; Real Estate Private Equity

Richard has been pleasure to work with and has extensive knowledge of the industry. He has always been readily available to discuss any aspects of my career and job progression and provided sound and valuable advice. His job recommendations were always in line with my own requirements. I look forward to working with him further in the future.

Group Finance Director; Hospitality

I have known Andrew for a couple of years now and have always found him to be very approachable, responsive and professional , and I enjoy our meetings. I thoroughly recommend him as a recruitment consultant.

Senior Hedge Fund Middle Office Executive; Start-Up Hedge Fund

Guy is the best recruiter I have worked with here in London. He placed me in my current role having recognized the skills and qualities I had to offer a potential employer in a time when most other recruiters didn’t want to work with me because I had taken a career break. Guy is both professional and friendly, sharp and no nonsense type of person who actually reads candidate’s CV. He understands the role requirements and needs of the employers as well as the experience of those applying for them thus being able to translate candidates experience to prospective employers rather than relying on key words in the job spec / candidate CV. In my dealings with Guy I could see that he is well respected by his clients who value his opinion and trust his instinct. I recommend Guy / Carnegie to any potential employers and candidates alike without hesitation.

Real Estate Investment Analyst; PERE

I was fortunate to work with Richard on securing my new job after finishing a postgraduate degree at LSE. He immediately understood what I am looking for and flawlessly tailored the vacancy search to my needs. Richard was fully committed and extremely professional while working with me. He managed to get me interviews in top Real Estate Investment Funds, which resulted in great job offers. I would definitely work with him again in the future.

COO; Asset Manager

Guy Steel is a very reliable, well connected and informed head hunter, I worked with him recently as a candidate and had a very good and successful experience.

Real Estate Financial Modeller; PERE

I worked with Richard in securing me my new role and have found him extremely professional. Richard has an excellent network and was always been honest, dependable and exhibited high levels of integrity at all times

HR Director; UK Private Equity Business

We had a great experience using Carnegie to fill a vacancy for us. They took time to really understand the role and our requirements and accordingly were able to provide a very high quality shortlist of candidates, one of whom I am delighted to say was offered the job! I found Carnegie’s service exemplary and human and it was a pleasure to deal with someone with high professional standards, a pleasing demeanour and with someone who seemed genuinely interested in his clients and candidates, a quality I often find lacking in other Recruitment agencies. I would definitely recommend Carnegie Consulting and utilise their services in the future.

CFO; Hospitality

I had the opportunity to deal with Andrew as an executive candidate in the context of a cross-border assignment he was managing. I much appreciated Andrew’s availability, openness and care. I would definitely work with him again in either recruiter’s or recruitee’s positions.

Ronan Curran; Exam qualified ACA looking for investment focused opportunities


On a personal note, I would like to say that I have been extremely impressed by the genuine interest and care that you have taken during the recruitment process and how passionate you are not only about finding the right roles for candidates but also making sure they make the right career decisions even when it may not be in your own best interests (which is incredibly rare in recruitment).

I really hope our paths cross again the future

Senior HR Manager, Private Equity

Darren has successfully delivered on a multitude of campaigns for me over the years. I measure his success not only on his placements but the candidates’ longevity in the roles placed and their promotion potential.
His friendly but professional approach alongside the knowledge he has about the sectors he focuses on has enabled him to gain credibility with clients at all levels of the organisation.
Darren takes time to understand the roles and what will differentiate excellent from good candidates. He gets the personalities of the teams and understands who would work. Applying his strong filtering process ensures the business does not waste its time on substandard candidates.
Darren understands the importance of a candidate’s experience through a recruitment process and the impact this can have on an organisation’s reputation. This has helped build a future pipeline of strong candidates for my organisation. He was once tasked with rejecting a candidate that we saw as a future potential. 12 months later the candidate was hired into the organisation with no bad feeling over their initial rejection.
Whilst delivering a solid approach to recruitment campaigns, Darren has maintained an upbeat jovial manner and is a pleasure to engage with.

Senior HR Manager, Private Equity

Recently I had the fortunate opportunity of being a candidate of Darren’s when he successfully created an opportunity and placed me in my ideal role.
It is testament to the high regard his clients have in his opinion, that within two weeks of Darren speculatively reaching out to his clients on my behalf, I was interviewing at a firm that had not thought they would establish an HR function for another 2-3 years.
Darren has a thoughtful and constructive approach to each stage of the process. He gave me thorough briefings so I had a full understanding of the organisation, people I met and what they were looking for ahead of each meeting.
Darren managed my expectations and gave constructive input and feedback to ensure my C.V. and statements within my interviews were optimally set out and articulated. He was extremely organised and managed to coordinate calls between the U.K. and Southern Australia, ensuring he had multiple means of contacting me should one form of communication not work.

Head of Derivative Valuations - Global Asset Manager

I was extremely pleased with the service offered by Guy and Carnegie during my job search. Guy is certainly one of the most personable and professional headhunters I have worked with in my career. I was looking for a specialised opportunity to transition from buyside to sellside, and Guy played a key role in helping me find an opportunity that perfectly matched my skillset and interests. I was highly impressed by his connectedness and knowledge of my prospective employer, particularly a good understanding of the firm’s culture. It was a pleasure to work with Guy and I recommend him unreservedly.

Sales Support at Leading Investment Management Firm

I am thankful to have had Guy to introduce me to an excellent opportunity and also to guide me through the recruitment process. He was professional, friendly and helpful throughout and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Before every interview stage he made sure to give me sound advice and I believe was a key reason why I was successful in my interviews. As a candidate, expect to be dealing with someone who understands people, complex organisations, the pressures of interviewing and someone who supports you throughout!