Our focus on Buyside clients enables us to work with the best candidates in the market seeking to move laterally from fund to fund, from investment strategy to strategy or from externally into a buyside career. Typically those candidates would have developed skills in Management Consultancy, Investment Banking and Accountancy and Transaction Services training.
We put the career track of all our candidates at the centre of what we do. Marrying up Partner track trajectories with cultural fit within each client to ensure that we create engagement and legacy for our candidates and clients alike as they build out their investment platforms and strategies.
Our firm also aims to work with a network of candidates looking to move into Private Equity and broader Alternative funds from ‘non-traditional’ sources. Financial Technology, Corporate environments and from Masters Schools.
Building relationships with candidates is at the centre of what we do. Therefore we aim to take the time to meet candidates for current and future mandates. We find this engenders a good medium term working relationship and allows us to identify challenging and interesting roles tailored to the career aspirations of each candidate we get to know. We advise on chapter and verse
Gaining a place in a leading Investment fund is a challenging experience. Arkesden aims to partner with our candidates in all facets of that process. We guide candidates from briefing stages and motivation checking to interview preparation, detailed feedback through to advising on offers, compensation.
We see a key part of our role in ensuring that post placement retention is achieved. To this end we speak to our candidates about how they are developing, fitting in and being challenged. We act as a third party mouthpiece back to many of our clients to ensure that new joiners expectations and development are being met.