Sustainable Talent Specialists

Valentine Thomas & Partners is a data led, executive search and advisory firm, specialising in leadership appointments within the front office for the investment and wealth management industries. We work on a retained basis with clients, helping them assess and acquire executives that enable and deliver short-term and long-term transformation.

Founded in 2004 by Richard Valentine and Basil Reid Thomas, the firm has grown into a leading brand within the asset and wealth sectors. Between the partnership we have advised on over 500 searches and two thirds of our revenue is derived from repeat business. In the last two years over 50% of our searches have encompassed a strong sustainability focus.

Our partnership offers a bespoke and personal service to a select group of clients. Our EMEA footprint provides organisations with the proven transformational leadership and senior executives they need. Partners at Valentine Thomas & Partners are involved in every search from client briefing through to market approaches. When you engage Valentine Thomas & Partners it is the partnership that does the work rather than outsourcing to junior colleagues.

Why Us?

Given our tenure in the market, we have built a proprietary database with over 50,000 executives across the asset and wealth management sectors. Combined with our relationships, this gives us access to an enviable network of talent, with multiple data points on these individuals which allows us to give our clients a much more informed and deeper view. We take time to understand your needs and give you our advice on what we believe is realistic and achievable.

Our experience tells us the best talent often lies beyond the obvious markets and we have the research capabilities to explore all relevant segments across the buyside– wherever in the world they are. Our clients include firms across Investment Managers, ESG Specialists, Endowments, Family Offices, Pension Funds, Wealth Managers, Real Asset Funds, Hedge Funds and other Service providers.

Partnership

Our partners have extensive track records of operating at the top end of the market, earning deep levels of credibility and trust among clients and candidates alike.

We are a small partnership and our tailored service presents your business in the best possible way, from bespoke candidate briefs through to the targeted and professional manner in which we access proven C-Level executives across the world. We are your trusted partner in the market.

Access Without Restriction

We run a select number of business-critical searches per year in comparison to the major global search firms who handle more than 1,000 a year.  We are positioned as specialists in our sector and work with a handful of trusted clients.  This means we are not driven by volume and our off limits is small, which allows us to access talent across the majority of the market place, unlike some of our global competitors who suffer from extensive off limits.

Our Team

Valentine Thomas & Partners is a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on Asset and Wealth Management. For more information on our team, please select a biography next to the relevant profile below.

Richard Valentine
Chairman

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07979 645520
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Basil Reid Thomas
Partner

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07970 940397
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Celia Cortijo
Consultant

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07930 443875
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Holly Carruthers
Asset Management Analyst

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07585 943540
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