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Best-Fit Research Process

Our proprietary Best-Fit Research process maps the whole market thoroughly and conducts a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative candidate assessment to ensure we have identified the right fit. We are happy to share the full market evaluation with our clients so that you can be confident we’ve left no stone unturned in our search for the Best-Fit candidate.

How to navigate headhunting in asset management

Mapping the Universe

After an in-depth client briefing, we map the whole of the universe, including team structures and individuals.

The benefits of best fit hiring in asset management

Provisional Target List

We use agreed quantitative criteria to identify potential candidates and overlay qualitative referencing to confirm skills, competence and behaviours to deliver the Best-Fit candidates.

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Target List Meeting

We provide detailed information on candidate-client fit as well as a comprehensive capabilities assessment. We also give feedback on relevant market intelligence and trends.

The Evidence

"They are better able to identify candidates with the fit that we are looking for using their excellent research process."

In our opinion Godliman’s team did a great job with our search for a Chief Investment Officer. They conducted very thorough research and provided an insightful evaluation of candidates on a strong short list which matched our requirements. We considered Godliman’s service to be excellent with significant personal attention to detail by Rupert Reed.

CEO, Top 10 UK Endowment Fund

most of our hires are still at the firm we placed them at
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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