Investment Banking & Advisory

Our team has decades of combined experience partnering with leading financial institutions, from boutique advisors to both regional and international banks, across a spectrum of seniority levels across the following areas:


  • M&A
  • ECM
  • DCM
  • Leveraged & Acquisition Financing
  • Country Coverage
  • Restructuring
  • Project Finance
  • Structured Finance

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    Private & Public Markets

    Our team has established relationships with a wide range of fund managers across multiple asset classes. Operating as a trusted advisor, we support the success and growth of our client’s businesses by providing expert consultancy in recruiting investment professionals, investor relations, asset raising, and placement professionals.
    We work with a range of Investment Management firms including Private Equity, Family Offices, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, and Placement Agencies.

    Private Equity

    • Venture Capital
    • Growth Equity
    • Mid-Market
    • Special Situations
    • Large-Cap to LBO

    Private Credit

    • Direct Lending
    • NPL, Distressed Debt
    • Performing Credit
    • Mezzanine/Sub-Ordinated Debt

    Real Asset

    • Real Estate
    • Infrastructure
    • Asset Management

    Global Markets

    Within our Global Markets practice, our strength lies in recruiting for both Front and Middle Office.
    At Venture Search we partner with banks, funds, asset managers, inter-dealer brokers, to provide exceptional talent to both Front and Middle Office.

    The asset classes which we recruit for include:

    FX & Currencies

    Fixed Income & Credit

    Structured Products


    We understand the unique dynamics and challenges which our clients face in hiring for global markets sales and trading.

    For multi-hire requirements within front office, our talent acquisition outsourcing offering includes employer branding, recruitment pipeline management, and market mapping. We partner with clients to ensure their consistent market coverage whether in broking, sales, or trading.


    Venture Search understand the unique challenges faced in hiring Commodities Sales & Trading talent in today’s fast paced and often changing market.

    The markets which our team recruits for include:


    Agricultural & Soft Commodities



    We offer search solutions to global commodities houses and integrated energy supply and trading firms, through to proprietary traders, hedge funds, independent commodity merchants, and brokers.
    Our network and expertise spans traditional physical trading and relationship driven markets, through to algorithmic based systematic trading and data driven trading.
    As advances in technology continue to drive change in the market, we work closely with our Quantitative Strategies Practice to deliver hiring for Commodities Quants and Systematic Trading.

    Hedge Funds & Proprietary Trading

    The Hedge Fund & Proprietary Trading Practice at Venture Search is committed to the acquisition of exceptional talent with superior track records and performance in the following areas:

    Long Short Equity

    Quantitative/Systematic Strategies

    Discretionary/Fundamental Strategies

    Tactical Trading, Execution, & Market-Making

    Fundamental and Quantitative Research

    Our team has established networks of systematic and discretionary Portfolio Managers, with excellent academic records, achievements, and investment performance.

    Financial Technology

    In a fast-changing financial technology landscape, we understand the unique skills and approach to business required from technology talent by the financial services sector. Our team has experience in recruiting both senior leadership roles and functional roles.

    As developments in technology continue to drive change in markets, we support clients with acquiring the most sought after skillsets and technical expertise across both software development and infrastructure within and not limited to the following areas:

    Trading Platforms

    Payment Platforms

    Digital and Online Banking

    Investment Banking

    Hedge Funds

    Crypto Assets & Exchanges

    Fintech Start-ups

    Other service providers

    Governance, Risk, Compliance & Policy

    Our Governance, Risk, & Compliance practice recruits for banks, non-bank financial institutions, advisory firms, consultants, boutiques, and financial regulators.

    Our team is experienced in providing support across the following areas:

    AML, KYC, CDD, and Client Onboarding

    Financial Regulation & Supervision

    Market Risk

    Credit Risk

    Operational Risk

    Portfolio Risk

    Regulatory Compliance (Onshore & Offshore)

    Regulatory Risk

    Our track record in GRC is particularly strong in helping international institutions with expansion into new markets, together whit supporting SMEs with attracting world-class talent.