Asset Management & Hedge Funds

Middle Office

Carnegie’s Operations & Infrastructure team is managed by our founder Guy Steel, who has been recruiting a range of roles into Investment Management Firms for nearly 20 years.

We recruit Operations roles at all levels for Asset Managers, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Firms.

Our specialist consultants:

Guy Steel

Founder; Director

Typical Roles

Chief Operating Officers (COO)

Managers / Heads of Department

Performance Measurement / Risk

Business Analysts / Project Managers

Fund Administration

Trade Support / Valuations

Market Operations

Sales Managers

Marketing Managers / Marketing Executives

Investor Relations

Institutional Client Services

Investment Writers



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.