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Drayton Finch was founded in 1998 as a financial services executive search specialist. Working with a select number of clients, ranging from the largest global financial institutions to small specialist boutiques, we have supported their growth and success through the provision of highly effective search strategies and business intelligence. We service clients within asset & wealth management, insurance, private equity, alternatives and global transaction services across the the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Our focus is on Director to Board level appointments and team moves.

Our deserved reputation for effective communication, integrity and speed of response has developed over the last decade and is indicative by the company’s premier position of choice within the international investment community. This collaborative approach with our clients enables us to keep abreast of industry developments and the increasing range of services required within our sector. Our considerable client base ranges from specialist boutiques (in specific asset classes or product areas) to large multi-national asset management institutions.

We offer comprehensive, bespoke recruitment services to our clients in the Buy Side sector, enabling them to meet their strategic goals. Our professional teams, built of search and selection experts in the investment industry, employ our rigorous and systematic solutions-based methods to ensure the client is provided with the right calibre of talented individuals. We are primed to anticipate our clients’ requirements in the swiftly changing marketplace – ensuring that we exceed expectations time and time again.


We are market leaders in the Buy Side. The basis of our success is our close collaborative relationship with our Clients which, based on mutual respect, results in our meeting their global needs quickly and successfully – time and time again.

We invest in the best to find the best solutions through:

  • Our People
    We invest in the highest calibre of search professionals who are equipped with specific buy side sector expertise. Their extensive knowledge and experience of the market ensures that our Clients and candidates receive continuous professional support throughout with us.
  • Our Research Resources
    Our combined industry specific intelligence is unrivalled. The research facilities available to our clients ensure that they are ahead of the game when developing their strategic goals. We invest heavily in our teams and systems to ensure that our Clients enjoy our support through the provision of timely market intelligence.
  • Our Services and Practice Areas
    We seek to provide the highest quality services to our Clients and continuously review and expand our offer according to changes and expansion in the Buy Side market. Our position is to be the first to support our Clients’ needs quickly and effectively.

Our clients’ success depends upon their ability to hire top-quality talent in a highly competitive market. Our executive search product makes this possible.

With a team of experienced consultants, a database containing over 18,000 buy-side candidates and a Research team providing up-to-the-minute industry data, we are able to source the best candidates in the market.

However, as our clients know, finding the right candidate is only part of the challenge. You then have to hire them. That is where our consultants’ experience comes into play. Using our market knowledge and our proven, systematic processes we have been able to achieve an assignment completion record of nearly 95%. (98% on track record).

  • 98% of searches successfully completed
  • 82% of repeated business
  • 92% of searches delivered within 90 days

Click below to view track records for each of our practice areas: