As central banks worldwide continue to fight inflation and other economic headwinds, many financial professionals and media pundits are stoking fears of an imminent recession. But the hiring figures collected by our data analytics team for the Jensen Partners database suggest a different story, one in which hiring remains strong and the job market is as competitive as ever.
Jensen Partners' newsletter tackles the growing demand for specialization in marketers among insurance firms and investment consultants.
As I reflect on Juneteenth and the two years since the murder of George Floyd, which resulted in the societal reckoning on racial inequality leading to a national dialogue concerning racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). As people took to the streets to call for racial justice, hundreds of firms offered statements of solidarity and announced donations […]
Growing pressure for diverse hires fuels a sea-change in the alternative investment industry Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has been at the heart of every recruitment campaign Jensen Partners has executed over the last year — every pitch, every client meeting and every candidate search. Yet, I hear the same question everywhere I go: “Is […]
When I started working in executive search 20+ years ago, the alternative investment industry was still in its infancy. In 2008, at the beginning of the Great Recession, total alternative assets under management were $3.1 trillion. By 2020, assets had more than tripled to $11.5 trillion as investment firms raised ever-more funds and brought in an […]
If 2021 was the year when virtually every asset manager in existence referred to themselves as an “ESG-focused” investor. In that case, 2022 will be the year the greenwashers start to lose ground to managers with truly robust ESG policies. For years, institutional investors have demanded more ESG transparency and accountability from managers, and, for […]
As we enter the midst of the holiday retail season, a different ‘retail’ market has become top-of-mind throughout the alternatives industry – retail investors. Across the industry, hiring activity shows that alternative investment firms are pegging future growth on a new type of client—retail and high-net-worth investors. This isn’t an overnight trend. Alts firms have […]
Earlier this year, Jensen Partners published the first installment in a series of data-driven articles analyzing systemic challenges in diversity recruiting within the credit space. We wrote about how private debt managers are under immense pressure to recruit and hire a more diverse and inclusive workforce as diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) rose up the […]
More than 1,300 marketing professionals have moved into new roles so far this year What started as a stream has turned into a torrent as the alternative investment industry kicks back into high gear. Investment firms have now posted two straight quarters of record hiring, with Q2 in particular up by more than 40% over […]
If the defining word of 2020 for the alternative investment industry was "trepidation," then a fitting description for 2021 could be "anticipation." Whether it's anticipation at returning to some post-vaccination sense of normalcy, anticipation at returning to the office and reconnecting with colleagues, or anticipation at raising new funds and putting capital to work, many alternative investment firms are eager to get back to the business of generating returns for clients