Our client is a Sovereign Wealth Fund based in the GCC investing in non-oil & gas sectors across the globe, including developed and emerging markets. Historically this role was taken care of by external portfolio managers but the SWF decided to move this function in-house and hence the role became open. The role required an internationally experienced candidate with exposure to multi-asset classes but with a focus on public equities.
This was a retained search given to us in early 2016 after two London search firms failed to close it. We undertook a global search, carefully studied the market, conducted competency based screenings to match SGRF’s requirements and presented a shortlist of high calibre candidates within 4 weeks.