Global Hedge Funds Practice.

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Global Hedge Funds Practice.

The Omerta Group’s Hedge Fund Practice has extensive expertise in placing front office investment professionals and senior corporate functions roles. We partner with our clients globally, helping them source talent across all asset classes and strategies and to provide innovative solutions to their ever-changing talent requirements.

ROLES.

Front Office.

CIO | Portfolio Managers | Analysts & Strategists | Traders | Economists | Quants | Investor Relations/Sales

Corporate Functions.

COO | CRO | CTO | CCO | CFO | Operations & Risk  | Treasury & Repo | Technology

STRATEGIES.

Equities.

Long/Short | Event-Driven  |  Derivatives/ Vol | Index Arb & Rebal | Emerging Markets

Fixed Income.

Macro | Relative Value | FX | Emerging Markets | Rates & FX Vol | Commodities

Credit.

Distressed | Long/Short | Emerging Markets | Convertible Bonds | Credit Index & Vol

Systematic | Quantitative.

Equity Stat Arb | CTA | Quant Macro | Managed Futures | High Frequency

Our Reach

Coverage.

Our Track Record

Recent Completed Assignments.

Fixed Income RV Portfolio Manager.

FI Hedge Fund / London

Healthcare L/S Equity Portfolio Manager.

Global Multi-Strat Fund / London

Stat Arb Equity Portfolio Manager.

Proprietary Trading Firm / New York

COO.

Fixed Income Hedge Fund / Singapore

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Head of Asian Trading.

Global Multi-Strat Fund / London

Credit L/S Portfolio Manager.

Asian Multi-Strat Fund / Hong Kong

L/S Generalist Portfolio Manager.

Equity Long Short Fund / New York

Senior Distressed Credit Analyst.

US-Focused Credit Fund / New York

Our People

Practice Team.

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Graham leads the Global Hedge Fund practice for The Omerta...

Graham Smith

Senior Partner

Bradley leads The Omerta Group’s Asia Pacific business and is...

Bradley Garland

Senior Partner, Head of Asia

Michael is Head of Americas, leading The Omerta Group’s regional...

Michael Stover

Senior Partner, Head of the Americas

Henry is a senior member of the Alternative Investing team...

Henry Grafton-Grattan

Senior Partner

Jon, based in the New York office, is part of...

Jon Friedman

Senior Partner

Edward joined The Omerta Group Hong Kong office in 2020...

Edward Nethersole

Partner

Vithiya oversees the APAC Liquid Markets practice in Hong Kong....

Vithiya Vairon

Partner

Dan joined The Omerta Group in 2019 and leads the...

Daniel Rosado

Vice President

Eliza is a Vice President within The Omerta Group’s Global...

Eliza Wake

Vice President

Otto is a Vice President in The Omerta Group’s Global...

Otto Linder

Vice President

Charlie is a Vice President in The Omerta Group’s Global...

Charlie Medhurst

Vice President

Peter focuses on L/S Equity and Risk Arbitrage professionals within...

Peter Wickham

Senior Associate

Hannah joined The Omerta Group in 2023 within the Global...

Hannah Cameron

Senior Associate

Graham Smith

Position: Senior Partner
Email: Graham.Smith@omerta-group.com
Categories: Hedge Funds, TOG
Location: London

Graham leads the Global Hedge Fund practice for The Omerta Group and is based in London. He has focused exclusively on Executive Search into Hedge Funds for over twenty years, partnering with numerous clients through their expansion in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
 
Graham has predominantly focused on placing Portfolio Managers, Investment Analysts, Strategists and Traders of all levels into his clients. He has also successfully completed numerous searches for COO’s and Business Managers, CRO’s and Risk roles at al levels, Quantitative analysts/strategists, and other senior support staff across a wide range of single manager and multi-strat Hedge Funds. He has successfully completed searches across all Hedge Fund strategies including: Equity Long/Short, Equity Event Driven, Quantitative/Systematic Strategies, Fixed Income Macro & Fixed Income Relative Value, FX Vol, Liquid and Illiquid Credit, Commodities, and Emerging Markets.
 
Graham re-joined Omerta in 2019 following eleven years jointly overseeing the Buy-side practice area of a Global boutique search firm. He began his career in London at a search boutique in 2000. He graduated with a BSc. In History and Politics.

Bradley Garland

Position: Senior Partner, Head of Asia
Email: Bradley.Garland@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Corporate Functions, Digital Assets, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, TOG
Location: Hong Kong

Bradley leads The Omerta Group’s Asia Pacific business and is a senior member of the Asset Management and Global Markets practices.
 
Bradley joined The Omerta Group in 2016 and has over 18 years’ of experience in executive search, across Europe and Asia. He has made senior level placements with both buy side and sell side across; sales and distribution, investment and research, trading, structuring, origination and financing.
 
Previously, he was a founding member of an Asian focused, boutique search firm specialised in Fixed Income, Currencies and Financing. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2008, Bradley worked in London for a prominent executive search firm leading the Structured Finance Practice.
 
Bradley read Equine Science at the University of the West of England.

Michael Stover

Position: Senior Partner, Head of the Americas
Email: Michael.Stover@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Corporate Functions, Digital Assets, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: New York

Michael is Head of Americas, leading The Omerta Group’s regional client relationships, strategic development and senior search mandates across Global Markets, Global Systematic Markets, Investment Banking and Asset Management, based in New York.
 
Michael has had significant global front-office recruiting experience, with his career spanning 20 years working at a strategic level as a talent acquisition leader in the U.S., EMEA and Asia markets. His coverage has included; Global Securities (Equities, Fixed Income & Research), Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Asset Management, International Banking, Transaction Banking, Wealth Management and Shared Services senior recruitment.
 
Prior to joining Omerta, Michael was a Managing Director at a boutique executive search firm focused on the global financial services industry, where he was responsible for the origination of new business development and execution of searches across global markets and asset management.
 
Michael’s career has also included senior talent acquisition roles at Citadel, UBS, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank and Wachovia/Wells Fargo.

Henry Grafton-Grattan

Position: Senior Partner
Email: Henry.gg@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Hedge Funds, TOG
Location: London

Henry is a senior member of the Alternative Investing team and is responsible for The Omerta Group’s Asset Management Practice, based in London.
 
Henry works with candidates and clients across the US, Europe and Asia and specialises in hiring front line professionals across investment and distribution functions at the mid and senior level. He works with small start-up funds through to established institutional investment management platforms and sovereign wealth funds, conducting searches across all asset classes.
 
Henry read American Studies at Manchester University and The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
He is a trustee of I CAN, the children’s communication charity.

Jon Friedman

Position: Senior Partner
Email: Jon.Friedman@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Commodities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: New York

Jon, based in the New York office, is part of the firm’s Global Asset Management leadership team, focused on identifying, assessing and hiring senior talent across both, traditional and alternative asset managers. His core expertise stretches across senior leaders, portfolio managers, research analysts, sales & distribution, IR, quantitative professionals and risk managers.
 
Jon has established and managed relationships with buy side firms for over 20 years, including extensive experience with fundamental credit and equities; event-driven, special situations and distressed; emerging markets; structured corporate and mortgage credit; macro; and quantitative strategies. Jon has also run and executed numerous sell side searches, primarily in corresponding asset classes/markets.
 
In addition to establishing and building the asset management practice at two previous search firms he worked with, Jon has been part of the senior leadership teams, helping to set and execute firm and/or team strategy, including hiring, training and managing team members.
 
Prior to search Jon traded derivatives. He studied finance and Asia at the University of Pennsylvania.

Edward Nethersole

Position: Partner
Email: edward.nethersole@omerta-group.com
Categories: Commodities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, TOG
Location: Hong Kong

Edward joined The Omerta Group Hong Kong office in 2020 as a Partner focusing on mid to senior level Fixed Income Sales & Trading hires for Global Markets and Hedge Funds in APAC. Specialisms are FX and Rates Trading, Portfolio managers and Analysts, Macro Sales and Corporate Sales.
 
He started his search career in 2014 in London working across the buy and sell side before moving to Asia in 2018 to cover Fixed Income Sales for a Global Markets search firm.​​​​​​​
 
Edward read Sociology at the University of Leeds.

Vithiya Vairon

Position: Partner
Email: vithiya.vairon@omerta-group.com
Categories: Equities, Hedge Funds, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: Hong Kong

Vithiya oversees the APAC Liquid Markets practice in Hong Kong.
 
Joining The Omerta Group in 2013, Vithiya has spent the past 10 years covering both buy and sell side clients and has successfully placed across portfolio management, trading, sales, analysts and quants for Asia.
 
Prior to The Omerta Group, Vithiya was part of the Scientific Department for the French Consulate where she was instrumental in bespoke institutional mandates predominantly for Hong Kong and China.​​​​​​​
 
Vithiya holds a Master’s Degree in Physics from Ecole Centrale Paris.

Daniel Rosado

Position: Vice President
Email: Daniel.Rosado@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets, TOG
Location: New York

Dan joined The Omerta Group in 2019 and leads the Research function, where he supports all firm practice teams for the U.S. operations. He also actively recruits for searches where additional resources are needed. Dan is based in New York.
 
Prior to joining The Omerta Group, Dan held senior Research positions with a number of global retained search firms, where he most recently served as the Head of Research for the Americas at a major global executive search firm.
 
Throughout his career, Dan has developed expertise around several areas within Financial Services including Fixed Income, Equities, Foreign Exchange, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Private Equity, Fin Tech, Cash Management/Transaction Banking, and Risk Management, among others. Beyond Financial Services, Dan also has a successful track record and extensive exposure to search assignments for clients in the Payments, Software, Networking, AI and Real Estate spaces.
 
Dan attended Pennsylvania State University for his undergraduate degree.

Eliza Wake

Position: Vice President
Email: Eliza.Wake@omerta-group.com
Categories: Hedge Funds, TOG
Location: London

Eliza is a Vice President within The Omerta Group’s Global Hedge Fund team focused on placing Portfolio Managers, Analysts/ Strategists and Traders at our numerous clients globally. She has worked with multi strat and single manager hedge funds across a range of strategies including L /S Equity, Event driven, Equity Vol, Fixed Income RV & Macro, Emerging Markets, FX and Commodities.
 
She joined The Omerta Group in 2018 initially with the Global Asset Management & Alternatives Team and was based in Hong Kong in 2020.
 
Eliza read Biological Sciences, specialising in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, at the University of Edinburgh and graduated with a First-Class degree.

Otto Linder

Position: Vice President
Email: Otto.Linder@omerta-group.com
Categories: Hedge Funds, Liquid Markets
Location: London
Otto Linder:

Otto is a Vice President in The Omerta Group’s Global Hedge Fund team focused on placing Portfolio Managers, Analysts/Strategists and Traders at our numerous clients globally. He focuses on placing Fixed Income PMs across both developed and emerging markets across numerous different strategies.
 
He joined The Omerta Group from a global executive search firm where he focused on FIC macro traders and sales placements to predominantly sell-side clients.

Charlie Medhurst

Position: Vice President
Email: chalie.medhurst@omerta-group.com
Categories: Hedge Funds, Liquid Markets
Location: New York

Charlie is a Vice President in The Omerta Group’s Global Hedge Fund team. He is experienced hiring Portfolio Managers, Analysts/ Strategists and Traders across Equities, Fixed Income and Credit globally.
 
He rejoined The Omerta Group in 2023 having originally joined the firm as an Associate in 2019. He spent two years with another Financial Services Executive Search firm building out a Hedge Fund focused Equities practice.
 
Charlie read Human Geography at The University of Exeter.

Peter Wickham

Position: Senior Associate
Email: Peter.Wickham@omerta-group.com
Categories: Hedge Funds, Liquid Markets
Location: London
Peter Wickham:

Peter focuses on L/S Equity and Risk Arbitrage professionals within hedge funds, placing Analysts, Portfolio Managers and Traders. He joined Omerta in 2023 following a year and a half focusing on front office professionals within fixed income and four years at Credit Suisse within the Portfolio Management team.
 
Peter holds a Level 4 CISI Certificate in Investment Management and CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.

Hannah Cameron

Position: Senior Associate
Email: hannah.cameron@omerta-group.com
Categories: Hedge Funds
Location: London
Hannah Cameron:

Hannah joined The Omerta Group in 2023 within the Global Hedge Fund team and is based in our London Office. As a Senior Associate, her focus includes on Portfolio Managers, Analysts/Strategists and Traders globally.

Hannah previously worked at a recruitment firm for 2 years where she specialised in private wealth management.

Hannah read Politics and Sociology at the University of Newcastle, graduating graduating in 2021.