EXPERTISE

We specialise in the identification, assessment and delivery of individuals primarily across revenue-generating positions.

Our expertise focuses on a number of areas within the Alternative Investment and Asset Management markets.

Portfolio Management / Research

A core area of our business is our Portfolio Management space. We understand the trends, makeup, strategies and individuals which drive this sector and we look to instil in our consultants a deep and robust knowledge across our clients’ core strategies. This, in turn, enables us to locate and identify the best talent in the marketplace. Our consultants have a number of years of collaborative experience working across diverse strategies including L/S Equity, Systematic (Stat-Arb / Futures / FX), Global Macro and Event-Drive / Merger-Arb. A selection of completed searches includes:

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Portfolio Manager at a leading multi-$bn, Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund with an allocation of $500m

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Experienced TMT Research Analyst at a large Equity Focused Platform

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Utilities Portfolio Manager at a multi-bn$ L/S Equity Manager

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Portfolio Manager at a $20bn+ European Multi Asset Manager

Distribution, Investor Relations & Client Portfolio Management

OCR Alpha's Fundraising / Business Development team have been partnering with a broad range of alternative asset firms since inception, both across liquid and illiquid trading strategies. We cover a range of seniority levels, from junior investor relations support professionals through to senior fundraising mandates. Placed candidates include:

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Global Head of Business Development at a Large Emerging Markets Fixed Income Asset Manager

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Senior Product Specialist at a $7.5bn Credit Hedge Fund

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Head of Investor Relations at a $1bn+ Distressed Debt Hedge Fund

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Director of Business Development at a multi-$bn Global Macro Fund

Trading / Execution

Our trade execution desk has grown from strength to strength over the years and we are regularly the “go-to firm” to carry out such mandates. The experience of our team spans over a decade and we have therefore built up a very strong network across a range of seniorities. Recently completed searches include the following:

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Head of Trade Execution at a$7.5bn Credit Hedge Fund

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Proprietary Trader at a City-based Market Making business

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Execution Trader at an established Long / Short Equity Fund

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Fixed Income Trader at a well-established Convertible Bonds Manager

Market / Portfolio Risk

Our Risk offering covers mandates ranging from Junior Portfolio Risk through to CRO positions. With the requirements across each mandate being quite varied, we look to ensure we source candidates who have the desired level of technical skills and attributes needed for each search. Recently completed searches include:

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CRO at a $10bn Multi-Asset Manager

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Hybrid Portfolio Risk & Operations role at a $3.5bn Global Macro Hedge Fund

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Risk Analyst at a $6bn Multi-Strategy Manager

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Risk Production Analyst at a large Quantitative Manager

Compliance

In an ever-changing world of regulation, it has become increasingly important for funds to secure the best candidate match to their specific working environment and underlying investment strategy. At OCR Alpha we look to identify those who will be capable of taking on the required level of responsibility and who will be willing to take on ownership over particular tasks. Our coverage ranges from mid-level through to C-level hires. Recently completed mandates include the following:

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CCO at a large European Long / Short Equity Hedge Fund

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Senior Compliance Specialist at a $10bn Fixed Income Manager

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Regulatory Reporting Specialist at an Emerging Markets Manager

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Head of Compliance & Legal at a large Long-only Investment Manager

Treasury / Portfolio Financing

This particular space has seen a lot of change in recent years with clients typically deciding between adding individuals who will optimise their portfolio or those who perform a traditional daily cash management function. We have recently assisted many larger managers in creating a self-sufficient financing and revenue-generating function in their businesses. Below is an outline of some of the mandates we have recently completed:

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Equity Financing Specialist at a large US Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund

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Head of Treasury at a large Global Macro Hedge Fund

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Head of Portfolio Financing at a large Global Credit Manager

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Head of Repo Trading at a large London based Quantitative Manager

Trade Support / Desk Assistant

While moving closer to a trading desk is the career path of choice for many candidates in the Middle Office, we have a demonstrable track record of sourcing and placing the most suitable candidates in desk facing roles. Through thorough screening methods, we ensure only relevant candidates are submitted for client consideration.A selection of completed mandates is below:

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Desk Assistant at a $1.5bn Credit Hedge fund.

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Trading Operations Analyst at a leading Global Quantitative Manager

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Trade Support Analyst at a $5bn Investment Manager

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Fund Managers Assistant at a leading Emerging Markets Asset Manager

Manager Selection & Operational Due Diligence

Our Manager Selection & Due Diligence division focusses across Multi-manager, Family Office and the Investment Consultancy spaces. We have a proven 10-year track record in providing talent in these specific areas. With a lot fewer candidates looking to transition into such roles our expansive knowledge of who is who in the space allows us to successfully deliver in filling such mandates. Our recent successes include:

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Head of ODD at a leading European Investment Consultancy

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Senior Hedge Fund Manager Selection at a large Middle Eastern Investment Manager

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Experienced ODD specialist to help build out a new offering in Dubai and the wider region

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Senior Investment Analyst at an established London based Family Office

Operations, Fund Accounting and Finance

Our sister company, O’Connell Resourcing, focuses across the traditional infrastructure space.With a 15 year track record operating in the London market they cover mandates including:

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Operations & Middle Office

Fund Accounting & Fund Controller

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Financial & Management Accounting

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CFO & COO

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