David Barrett Partners is an international retained executive search firm focusing exclusively on investment and wealth management.

Founded in 2005 by David Barrett with one vision: To build a client-centric boutique focused exclusively on recruiting top talent within the investment and wealth management industry.

All engagements are led by senior partners providing a deep level of expertise and perspective that only comes from being a specialist with decades of collective experience. Our clients span the globe and include traditional and alternative asset managers, wealth managers and asset owners of all sizes from boutiques to large multi-national firms. Through a collaborative and team-oriented approach, our consultants in New York, London and Boston together have successfully completed over 500 engagements for clients across 71 cities in 13 countries.

Exceptional

We partner with third-party asset managers and asset owners globally in recruiting exceptional talent. The thoroughness of our research process combined with the depth of our relationships ensures we are able to focus on those individuals who will help shape the industry of the future.

Overall diversity stats

  • Since 2014:
    37% of searches had diverse placements
  • Since inception:
    35% of searches had diverse placements

Founded in 2005, David Barrett Partners is comprised of a team of eleven consultants in New York, London and Boston, who have over 200 years of combined global buy-side recruiting experience. We partner closely with clients in recruiting exceptional senior leadership talent across all functional disciplines in the investment and wealth management marketplace.

Women placements

  • Since 2014:
    65% of searches had female placements, of which 10% were minority women.
  • Since inception:
    62% of searches had female placements, of which 9% were minority women.

Founded in 2005, David Barrett Partners is comprised of a team of eleven consultants in New York, London and Boston, who have over 200 years of combined global buy-side recruiting experience. We partner closely with clients in recruiting exceptional senior leadership talent across all functional disciplines in the investment and wealth management marketplace.

Breakdown of diversity placements by business function

  • Since 2014:
    53% investment, 42% distribution, 5% operations + board
  • Since inception:
    58% investment, 37% distribution, 6% operations + board (total of this is 101% due to rounding so think we can modify to 5% for operations and board)

Founded in 2005, David Barrett Partners is comprised of a team of eleven consultants in New York, London and Boston, who have over 200 years of combined global buy-side recruiting experience. We partner closely with clients in recruiting exceptional senior leadership talent across all functional disciplines in the investment and wealth management marketplace.

Values

All of our consultants personify the core values of the David Barrett Partners business – Integrity, Trust, Passion and Responsibility. In every facet of our job, we take pride in what we stand for and for the consequences of our work.

Outcomes

We believe in a high touch, partner-led engagement model to ensure the best outcomes for our clients and candidates.  It is the day-to-day contact with decision makers throughout the market that ensures we understand the evolving pressures and dynamics across the industry.

Relationships

Our singular industry focus as buy-side experts allows for unique perspective and knowledge combined with deep and long-lasting relationships. We stay with people as their careers unfold enabling us to provide advice and perspective at critical junctures.

Access

With unparalleled access to both asset owners and managers, David Barrett Partners offers a 360-degree understanding of the buy-side market resulting in relationships and knowledge that drive the most successful and impactful outcomes.

If you would like to learn more about David Barrett Partners, please reach out to us.

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