Asset Management & Hedge Funds

The Asset Management team at Carnegie Consulting has a wealth of market experience having recruited specifically into this sector in London for over a quarter of a century. In such a specialised industry, the importance of working with a quality recruitment partner can’t be overstated. Whether you need assistance on a search for your next hire, or are you are thinking about your next job opportunities, get in touch today to see how we may be able to help.

Our clients range from the large asset management arms of top-tier Global Financial Institutions, to the mid-sized more boutique businesses, as well as the smaller niche players who specialise in management of the more alternative investment classes and hedge funds / fund of hedge funds. We also recruit staff for some of London’s leading Fund Administration firms where we have a strong track record of identifying talented Fund Accounting and Fund Administration candidates.

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We have worked with a number of our clients for well over a decade which has enabled us to build up an innate understanding of their businesses and working cultures, as well develop a high level of mutual trust. This means we are able to deliver exacting recruitment solutions time and again – in fact, for one of our key asset management clients we have successfully provided them with almost 50 permanent and temporary members of staff in the last 5 years.

Our consultants specialise in recruiting into different areas and we have in-depth knowledge across a wide range of positions, from Front office, through to Sales & Marketing, Infrastructure and Finance.

The Asset Management and Hedge Funds team cover roles at all levels on a permanent and contract basis. Please select a business area below for more information on the specific roles that we recruit for.


Hedge funds use a variety of strategies to generate returns, including long and short positions, leverage, and derivatives. They typically charge a management fee and a performance fee based on the fund’s returns. Investors in hedge funds are typically required to meet certain qualifications, such as having a high net worth or income.

Many accountants and auditors in the UK will require a professional qualification such as CIMA, ACCA or ACA. The ACA tends to be the option available for those who train within an accountancy practice, with CIMA and ACCA typically pursued by those working in industry. It is beneficial to have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a good understanding of financial markets and accounting principles. Additionally, it is important to have excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to use relevant software and systems.

Investment management is the process of managing an individual’s or institution’s assets for the purpose of achieving financial goals. Investment managers make investment decisions on behalf of their clients, taking into account their risk tolerance, investment objectives, and time horizon.

Getting into a hedge fund can be difficult, as the industry is highly competitive and typically requires a strong educational background and relevant work experience, such as Equity Research in an Investment Bank. Networking and building relationships within the industry can also be helpful.


Investment managers typically make money through fees based on a percentage of the assets they manage. These fees can vary depending on the type of investment management and the amount of assets under management.

A finance career in the UK can offer a wide range of benefits. These can include a competitive salary, career progression opportunities, and the chance to work in a highly sought-after sector. Additionally, finance roles often require a great deal of responsibility, and the potential to make a real impact in the industry.

The benefits of using a recruitment firm include access to a large network of potential candidates, experienced recruiters to help with the recruitment process, quality services, a positive reputation, and access to the latest technologies.

A CV should include the following sections: Contact Information, Professional Summary, Work Experience, Education, Skills, and Awards/Certifications. You may also include volunteer work and publications/presentations.