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  • MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK - KINDNESS MATTERS

    17 days ago by Amy Robson

    ​We are currently living in an unprecedented and uncertain period of time, arriving soon in a new ‘normal’ where the world will continue to turn, albeit differently. This has been, and will be, an incredible mindset shift that has been forced upon us and adaptability is vital. This will be one of the greatest challenges people will face in their lifetime, some will manage, b...

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  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE: WHAT'S THE CURRENT REALITY WITHIN FUND MANAGEMENT?

    about 2 months ago by Amy Robson

    ​At Altus Partners we believe that a happy and healthy workplace is one that makes everyone feel welcome and part of the team, promoting flexibility and doing everything in their power to ensure employee satisfaction. We are confident that a diverse workforce is also a beneficial asset to the company themselves, as it has been proven to generate 19% more revenue.In order to ...

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  • EMPOWER FOR CHANGE – EACH FOR EQUAL: OUR INSPIRING LEVEL20 SPEAKERS

    3 months ago by Amy Robson

    As both International Women’s Day and our Empower for Change event are fast approaching, at Altus Partners we decided to seize the opportunity to celebrate the successful women in private equity who will lead our programme as speakers and panellists.The first event of a three-part programme, Empower for Change – Each for Equal will take place on Wednesday 11th March. Our mis...

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  • WHAT DO PRIVATE EQUITY FUND MANAGERS WANT TO SEE IN A PERFECT CV?

    4 months ago by Amy Robson

    We have all heard the saying “you only get one chance to make a first impression.” When referring to the hiring process, some candidates seem to believe that this only applies to interviews. However, the truth is that they are not even present during their actual first impression, as that is conveyed by their CV. Since hiring managers can often receive a large number of appl...

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  • EMPOWER FOR CHANGE – EACH FOR EQUAL

    4 months ago by Amy Robson

    At Altus Partners we are firm believers in the importance of diversity and inclusion within the workplace. In order to start this conversation in the private equity and venture capital sector, we are delighted to announce that we organised Empower for Change: this series of events will feature inspiring panels of changemakers and offer valuable networking opportunities. We a...

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  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE: WHAT’S THE CURRENT REALITY WITHIN FUND MANAGEMENT?

    6 months ago by Amy Robson

    At Altus Partners we believe that a happy and healthy workplace is one that makes everyone feel welcome and part of the team, promoting flexibility and doing everything in their power to ensure employee satisfaction. We are confident that a diverse workforce is also a beneficial asset to the company themselves, as it has been proven to generate 19% more revenue.In order to f...

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  • ALTUS PARTNERS CELEBRATES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    7 months ago by Amy Robson

    It’s a notable month for Altus Partners: we are all incredibly proud to be celebrating our 10th anniversary and sharing our journey with you. “Never could I have imagined in 2009 what we would achieve and just how much we have grown, on so many levels,” said our founder Ed Chamberlain. Growing as a team, in coverage and profits as well as in reputation is really inspiring, e...

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  • ALTUS PARTNERS ANNOUNCES OPENING OF INTERIM FINANCE DIVISION

    10 months ago

    ​Search firm Altus Partners has continued its build out with the opening of an Interim Finance Division which will be led by Kylie Mackenzie and Phillip Hodson. Both are highly specialised consultants with extensive industry expertise within the Interim Finance space. The business will focus on the Private Equity and Venture Capital backed portfolio space and will have the c...

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  • ALTUS PARTNERS WINS BEST SPECIALIST BUY-SIDE EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM 2019!

    about 1 year ago

    ​Altus Partners are delighted to announce that we have won Best Specialist Buy-Side Executive Search Firm in the Global Excellence Awards 2019!“Altus Partners have this year been recognised on a national level in our 2019 Global Excellence Awards, owing to their continued distinction in providing outstanding buy-side executive search services to a large – and growing – netwo...

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  • THANK YOU FOR VOTING US THE BEST EXECUTIVE SEARCH COMPANY IN THE PRIVATE EQUITY WIRE AWARDS 2019!

    over 1 year ago

    ​Altus Partners are incredibly honoured to announce that we have won the Best Executive Search Company in the Private Equity Wire Awards 2019!“Congratulations to Altus Partners on winning Best Executive Search Company. At a time when the private equity industry goes from strength to strength, finding and recruiting the best talent in the industry to take PE groups to another...

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  • CEO TODAY MAGAZINE ANNOUNCE ED CHAMBERLAIN AS A GLOBAL AWARD WINNER 2019

    over 1 year ago

    ​Altus Partners are thrilled to officially announce that Ed Chamberlain has won the CEO Today Global Award 2019.The CEO Today Global Awards identifies and honours the most respected companies and their C-Level executives who lead the way on a global stage. Their team collate votes and in-depth sector by sector research to choose the very best of the best among the world’s CE...

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  • VIEW FROM THE TOP: THE DREADED ‘BREXIT’ – WHAT ARE FUND MANAGERS THINKING?

    over 1 year ago

    ​The ‘what ifs, buts and negative impacts’ surrounding the Brexit portmanteau have, it’s fair to say, dominated hiring conversations these last couple of years. At Altus Partners, we’ve naturally seen a significant wave of concern around how this potentially impacts hiring in 2019.The last couple of years has seen a record amount of dry powder deployed and a strong and stabl...

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  • ALTUS PARTNERS TEAMS UP WITH SMART WORKS AND SUITED & BOOTED

    over 1 year ago

    ​Altus Partners is delighted to team up with Smart Works and Suited & Booted.Smart Works are a national charity that helps vulnerable women with high quality interview clothing and coaching to set them up for interview success. With Smart Works’ support, over one in two get the job, allowing them to reach their potential and start a new chapter in their lives. At the cor...

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  • VIEW FROM THE TOP: ARE EUROPEAN DISTRESSED INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES BACK?

    over 1 year ago

    ​A record bull run in global equity markets and a positive fund-raising environment have seen fewer enticing opportunities for distressed and stressed credit investment managers, who have consequently found themselves concentrating more upon managing existing positions in their portfolios rather than putting as much new capital to work.However, with cracks appearing in certa...

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  • SPOTLIGHT: HOW DO YOU BECOME A FEMALE LEADER WITHIN PRIVATE EQUITY?

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Ana Maria Harrison, Partner at the $32bn fund manager Adams Street Partners, didn’t start her career in private equity conventionally. Venezuela born, she was an aspiring tennis professional, whose career was cut short by two significant injuries. Undeterred by this set-back she reset her focus on another highly competitive industry – financial services. Now, alongside help...

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  • VIEW FROM THE TOP: WOMEN IN PRIVATE EQUITY – HOW DO WE REDRESS THE IMBALANCE?

    about 2 years ago

    ​The paucity of female senior executives is now a widely-recognised concern for most industries, not least Private Equity.This problem is by no means solely encountered in firms’ upper echelons, but in fact is quite clearly also a grass-roots issue. The gender ratio amongst UK undergraduates, both across elite Russell Group institutions and the country’s universities overall...

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  • VIEW FROM THE TOP: PRIVATE EQUITY – DOES THE PARTY HAVE TO END?

    about 2 years ago

    ​I have been fortunate that, since I moved into private equity search three years ago, the alternatives industry has been riding on the wave of a bull market. Despite some temporary knocks, it continues to surprise its doubters’ expectations. I have been told by some of my more senior colleagues, who have experienced recruiting through a recession, that it is a particularly ...

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  • VIEW FROM THE TOP: THE CIRCUS FACING THE CONSUMER CFO

    about 2 years ago

    ​Confronted with developments in technology, poor market conditions, and ever-growing responsibilities, many CFOs are bracing for more change, realising that they must evolve to be effective. Finance leaders report that there are new demands on their time, such as digitalising critical business activities, in addition to traditional finance duties. While these new responsibi...

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  • VIEW FROM THE TOP: PREPARING FOR YOUR CAREER MOVE IN 2018

    over 2 years ago

    ​I am the founder of Altus Partners, a leading executive search firm. Having worked in the search industry for many years and listened to thousands of professionals’ thoughts and questions regarding the next steps in their careers, I have grown accustomed to providing guidance in such matters. However, as an employer myself, I also witness the hiring processes from the other...

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  • VIEW FROM THE TOP: HOW TO SELL SUCCESSFULLY IN THE UK INSTITUTIONAL MARKET

    over 2 years ago

    ​Each country’s fund-raising environment has its own distinct nuances, which lead to differences in how sales professionals target that marketplace, and how much time is required for them to build their reputations and networks. For example, in the UK, consultant ratings are a highly influential factor, but this is not the case in the US; meanwhile Iberian fund-raising revol...

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