Recruiting for Family Offices and Wealth Management

Welcome to Somers Partnership

Award Winning Wealth Management Recruiters

We help family offices, private banks, investment managers, wealth managers and trust companies to attract and retain the best professionals so they can grow and prosper together.

The award winning team of executive search consultants at the Somers Partnership specialise in recruiting the most talented professionals in the wealth management sector, across all functions from the board and the c-suite to front office. Having practiced as wealth management recruiters for over 20 years, the Somers Partnership has built a significant presence in the industry and is the trusted career advisor for many of the most talented professionals.

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Trusted advisers to the Wealth Management Industry

We are proud to have helped these firms and many more, to find the industries brightest talent

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Family Office Fundamentals: Human Capital Matters

Our latest book, Family Office Fundamentals: Human Capital Matters, is the Principals' guide to creating, staffing and future-proofing your family office. Available to order now, this book provides essential knowledge and insight from 50 of the leading lights from the global family office ecosystem. Order your copy today.

UK and Europe Family Office Compensation Report

Access the 2022-23 Family Office Compensation Report for UK and Europe

We have partnered with US based compensation specialists Botoff Consulting, to deliver the first Family Office Compensation Report for the UK and Europe. This comprehensive report gives family offices exclusive access to compensation data from family offices across the UK and Europe and includes compensation data for key roles within the family office alongside insight into how family offices are structured. Access your copy of the report today.

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Are you interested in working for a Family Office?

Purchase our book - How to work for a Billionaire - to find out more about the secretive world of family offices and what it is like to work in one. With chapters on how to prepare for an interview at a family office and the nuances of working for a family, this is a must read if you are seeking a career in this growing niche market.

Why Choose Us?

Somers Partnership have over 20 years experience helping the wealth management industry to find and retain exceptionally talented professionals.

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Trust

When you work with Somers Partnership, you are entering into a relationship built on the trust. We understand the sensitive nature of the conversations that we share and uphold the highest level of confidentiality at all times. Our detailed and intimate recruitment process enables us to deliver consistently to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

Focus

We specialise in recruiting top front office talent for Family Offices, Wealth Managers, Private Banks, Private Client Investment Managers and Trust Offices and our focus is always on delivering exceptional talent within our sector. We have a database of highly qualified, high EQ candidates who are looking for an opportunity to grow and enhance your client offering.

Integrity

Our experienced team of wealth management recruiters work incredibly hard to uphold the integrity of our service. We are entrusted with some of the sectors most sensitive mandates with some of the leading financial institutions in the UK and across the world and help the industry’s movers and shakers to quietly find their ideal next step.

Excellence

The Somers Partnership has become synonymous with recruitment excellence in the wealth management sector and we are frequently asked to comment in industry press because of our unrivalled reputation. Mark Somers is also a judge on the Spears 500 panel, identifying the very best talent in wealth management and private banking.

Consistency

For over 20 years, Somers Partnership has been helping the wealth management industry’s brightest talent and its most influential companies to ensure they can grow and prosper together. We work with the same firms and the same candidates time and time again because of the consistent service that we offer every single client.

Inclusivity

At our firm, we prioritise building diverse and inclusive leadership teams to drive higher performance and sustainable business success. Our search assignments are conducted with a focus on removing unconscious bias and fostering an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Don't just take our word for it

David Langmead

Langmead Group

The Somers Partnership were recommended to us when we were looking for a new senior appointment to our family office. The team began by really getting under the skin of our requirements, business and culture, then created an innovative approach for segmenting the marketplace and overlaying our criteria to really drill down into our priorities. Their communication style throughout, coupled with their desire to really understand and articulate the brief and become advocates on our behalf, was refreshing and the candidates shortlisted from their extensive research were of a high calibre.  When we hit a bump in the road, the real value of the relationship showed, both in their tenacity and in the trust and rapport they build with their clients and candidates, which certainly paid off.  We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

John Bunch

ex Chief Commercial Director, Evelyn Partners

I retained the Somers Partnership for three years and they delivered everything I asked of them. A pipeline of great candidates, deep market knowledge, an efficient time saving process and clear communication. Mark and his team proactively looked for opportunities and advantages across the market, allowing me to leverage their insight as well as their network they also enhanced our employer brand with thorough candidate briefs for every candidate . They delivered an excellent Return on Investment (ROI) and I recommend any ambitious organisation with a strong growth agenda to engage them.  I would absolutely work with them again at the first opportunity.

Rupert Phelps

Head of a Single Family Office

“The Somers Partnership combine proven expertise in search with demonstrable integrity. They are rare in having a deep and effective understanding of SFOs, as well as MFOs and the wider wealth management sector.”

Anthony Simler

CEO, Dominvs Family Office

“It’s been such a pleasure dealing with Mark, Ginny and the rest of the Somers team.  I first met Mark maybe 10 years ago, and although nothing transpired until now, we always stayed in contact and thankfully so.  Mark and his team are expert at finding the right person for a particular role. I don’t know how they do it, but they clearly have an innate skill at understanding a candidate and an employer, possibly better than they know themselves.   From my perspective as a candidate, the process was at all times, personal, utterly honest, rigorous and respectful.  Thank you.”

Melanie Griffiths  

“I was impressed by Somers Partnership's professional approach. They took the time to listen to where I wanted to take my career and were thoughtful about the opportunities they approached me with. They acted as a true executive search firm, matching candidate and firm through a rigorous process. I am delighted with the new role and would not hesitate to recommend Somers Partnership to any prospective employer. They understand the industry far better than many of their competitors and thoroughly test candidates' motivation &  suitability for a role without losing sight of the fact that ultimately personalities must also match. An intricate balance of science and art! ”

Rob Ioannou 

“I didn’t know it at the time but meeting Mark Somers would change my life.  Twenty years ago I was a young private banker working in London, seeking a new professional opportunity.  What I really appreciated about Mark from the outset was that he took the time to get to know me, understand my aspirations and then identity and place me into a role which was exactly what I was looking for.  Fast forward two decades and thanks to that initial meeting I have had the opportunity to grow in leaps and bounds. I have lived and work in the UK as well as in Asia, covered a diverse range of clients, products and geographies, built and run substantial businesses, and now, more recently, developed my own entrepreneurial journey in the family office sector.  Mark’s outstanding industry knowledge, his connectivity to movers and shakers in the private wealth market along with a genuine interest in people, make him an invaluable go-to person for candidates and principals alike.  As I look ahead to the next 20 years I know Mark will continue to be an invaluable resource and counsel, and am delighted to recommend him.”

Alasdair Ogilvy

Portfolio Director at Cazenove Capital

"I have known and worked with Mark and his team since 2006. His knowledge of his market is profound and his professional behaviour exemplary. He combines great communication skills with forensic research of the private banking sector and a consequent ability to match individuals to organisations with accuracy and realistic expectations for all parties concerned. I recommend him highly."

Sebastian Dovey

Formerly Managing Partner Scorpio Partnership Limited

"The Somers Partnership have a strong ability to take the long term view in identifying candidates that will add value to a business. This is an expertise from which we have benefitted."

Deep Chahal

Director of Finance, Family Office

“I would recommend the Somers Partnership for those looking for a role in the family and wealth management space and the same applies to those seeking to recruit in that sector... A very professional set-up and approach to the job search market.”

Family Office Candidate

“The Somers Partnership helped by matching me with my current role and working with me to ensure a successful outcome and I would recommend the Somers Partnership to anyone looking to secure a role or looking to fill a vacancy in the Family Office and Ultra High Net Worth space.  I particularly like their ongoing communication throughout the recruitment process and their continued interest in the development of my career.”

Roelof Botha

Single Family Office

From the first discussion with Ginny to agreeing a final contract with my new employer, this has been an unrivalled experience on all fronts. The process was transparent, honest, and enriching. I will be working with the Somers Partnership for many years to come.

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