Our Markets  |  Buy Side  |  Hedge Funds & Alternative Investments

The Hedge Fund and Alternative Investments industry has changed almost beyond recognition over the last twenty years, not only in terms of rapid growth in its size and assets under management, but also in the range and variety of different strategies employed the various funds. The industry has come a long way since the days of being predominantly Long/Short Equity Funds.

Cornwallis Elt has amassed a wealth of experience since 2001 recruiting for a hugely diverse set of Hedge Fund clients either as standalone businesses or as part of larger institutional Fund Managers. Clients and types of funds we have worked with include:

  • Long / Short Equity
  • Fund of Funds
  • Multi Managers
  • Emerging Markets Specialists
  • Global Macro and Directional
  • Systematic Trading
  • Event Driven
  • Arbitrage / Relative Value
  • Low latency / High Frequency Trading
  • Quant and Algorithmic Trading

For much of our work with Hedge Funds, we have worked within considerably smaller technology and change functions than for larger Banks or Fund Managers, including providing IT Managers who are the sole person in IT and responsible for everything from support through to managing all projects and owning the direction and strategy of IT within the firm. Often our work will also include providing resource who can work closely with Traders and Fund Managers to create bespoke solutions.  We recognise the need for a different approach in our recruitment for Hedge Funds and that often a culturally different type of candidate is required. Other similar firms where this approach is needed include Venture Capital and Private Equity businesses.

We also work closely with the companies providing outsourced services to the Hedge Fund sector including Prime Brokers, 3rd Party Providers and Software Vendors. See our sections on Asset Servicing and Software Houses.