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the three pillars of best-fit execitive asset management team selection

Asset Management Executive Search

Securing ‘Best-Fit’ candidates
The key to longevity and success for critical hires in Asset Management

Most Search firms evaluate candidates based on the traditional metrics of skills and experience. At Godliman Partners we understand that the crucial factor in ensuring new hire success is the ‘Fit’ between client culture and candidate style, values and motivations.

Our proprietary Best-Fit Search™ process uniquely evaluates candidate ‘Fit’ with the hiring company as well as the skills and experience necessary for the role. As a result the longevity and success in role of our hires is significantly above the industry norm.

79% of all candidates placed since 2013 are still with the same company. And 51% of hires since 2003 (the start of our business) are still with the same company.


Here’s how Best-Fit Search works

Best-Fit-Onboarding the basis of effective executive search

Best-Fit Onboarding

We provide a ‘Fit-Risk’ assessment for all hired candidates, to guide hiring managers on how to minimise performance risk as new hires are integrated and support new hires to transition smoothly and to achieve a ‘Best-Fit’ integration.

Our Best-Fit Assessment process ensures an optimal fit between our client’s culture and the candidate’s values and ways of working. We use our Candidate-Culture-Assessor model to determine the best candidate fit for our client and to highlight any areas of risk.

Best-Fit-Research the basis of effective executive search

Best-Fit Research

We map the candidate pool not only for their skills, experience and track record but also for their values, motivations and working style. Filtering candidates in this way provides a much higher-quality ‘long list’ for clients.

Best-Fit-Assessment the basis of effective executive search

Best-Fit Assessment

Case Studies
Likes birds swarming we made multiple successive hires using our Best-Fit process
Team Build-Out

Multiple successive hires around a strategy leader, using our Best -Fit search process.

Identifying top performing teams who trust each other
Team Lift-Out

Identifying the top performing teams globally, and completing a 7-person life-out.

Finding the best-fit talent for your organisation
Ongoing Talent Cultivation

A medium-term hiring strategy to attract market-leading "Star" candidates within priority sectors.

Rupert was instrumental in helping us understand the talent we had in-house: the gaps we had in skills to meet our strategic goals, and the landscape for talent externally. His approach was truly consultative: he never pressured us to take a candidate to complete a search and always kept culture and fit at the forefront of his mind. Rupert was an indispensable partner and helped us grow our business more than 5x during a decade of engagement with our team. My only hesitation in recommending him is I don’t want him working for the competition.

Global CIO Fixed Income, FTSE 100 Global Asset Manager

All their placements are excellent additions to our team and are thriving
Press Digest

The Godliman Press Digest summarises key stories from the Asset Management press, detailing job moves, internal appointments and people related company news. It is published each week and distributed by email to over 5000 subscribers within the asset management sector.


This area is intended as a centralised resource, where we can collect advice for fund management companies on how to make their hiring processes more effective; and advice for job seekers with tips on how to manage their job hunting process and careers.

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