Lexstra’s asset management recruitment practice has been a core capability since Lexstra was established in 1997. Our clients include institutional and retail asset managers, wealth managers and hedge funds. We also work with overseas sovereign wealth funds, software and business services vendors, and third party providers of asset and securities servicing platforms to the buy side.

We provide excellent delivery capability in the identification, selection and successful recruitment of first rate technical and business expertise within the buy side domain. We place the following disciplines with our clients:

  • Programme Managers with in depth buy side domain expertise

  • Project Managers with in depth buy side domain expertise

  • Specialist IT Project Managers –bespoke applications development and implementations
  • Specialist IT Project Managers –off the shelf package implementations

  • Business Analysts – IT & business focused

  • Application Developers – niche product expertise, PORTIA, Charles River, eFront, SimCorp Dimension

  • Business Intelligence / Data Warehouse Developers

  • Systems / UAT Testers

Through the careful vetting and selection of applicants, excellent support from Lexstra consultants when on contract, top quality after care at the conclusion of a permanent recruitment campaign, we have built a superb network of active applicants within the buy side technology and business community. Through a total commitment to providing an unsurpassed quality of service and providing only the best professionals to our clients we have built a comprehensive network of active recruiting organisations within this sector.

The project: our client, a market leading asset manager with almost €1 trillion of invested assets, based in Frankfurt Germany needed an interim Project Manager with expert levels of technical and functional knowledge of the Charles River Trading System (CRTS) product from Charles River Developments (CRD).

Challenge: very strong client demand for this skill set in Europe meant that every geographically mobile freelancer with the required expertise profile was engaged in a contract assignment and unavailable.

Outcome: an individual with the required skills, a British citizen working for the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) in Australia, was successfully located by a Lexstra researcher after an intensive Internet search. He relocated from Australia to Frankfurt with his entire family to undertake the assignment, and remained with our client for a very successful three and a half years.

The project: our client, a leading global software and solutions vendor, had successfully sold its flagship product (this product covers investment accounting, fund accounting, performance measurement and attribution and client reporting) to a number of asset managers in Europe and the Middle East, but lacked sufficient in house implementation resource to execute the installations, and risked failing to deliver successfully in a number of new flagship client accounts.

Challenge: the highly niche skills required – the ability to implement the system under demanding timescales in a number of disparate geographic locations – when experts with in depth knowledge of the system were very hard to locate worldwide.

Outcome: Lexstra had three such implementation consultants who were coming to the end of a major implementation project at a large buy side firm in Frankfurt. All three were reassigned to our client, and at one stage were managing simultaneous implementations in Gibraltar, Rotterdam, Dubai, Cairo and Yemen. All the implementations were successful, and our client secured a number of reference sites as a result.

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