Family Office Recruitment

The Family Office Recruitment Specialists

At Somers Partnership, we have 20 years' experience in family office recruitment and we are adept at seeking out the candidates who fit the culture and whose goals align with those of the Principal. We maintain the highest levels of professionalism and discretion at every stage of the family office recruitment process.

The Somers Partnership has become synonymous with family office recruitment and headhunting, and we hear from hundreds of rainmaker candidates looking for their first step into the world of family offices. Our founder Mark Somers has written a book on the subject.

Our Unique Selection Process

Unlike conventional family office recruiters, we are specialists and offer a personalised service that involves getting to know your family office, your existing team and your aspirations . In doing so, we are able to find a professional who can deliver your plans over the long term. We hand-pick the very best talent in the wealth management industry, ensuring that you find a professional who can propel your family office forward.

Prior to introducing any candidates to the family, we fully vet every individual using our rigorous family office recruitment process. This eliminates the risk of hiring less than exceptional and potentially damaging individuals, whilst selecting the candidate who will share your aims for the future. These candidates are able to serve intra-generational needs and are fully dedicated to your family's long term success.

Actively Seeking Ideal Family Office Candidates

We appreciate the unique skillset needed to excel in the family office sector and we have made it our mandate to seek out the candidates who tick all the boxes. These individuals are extremely capable with a high emotional quotient (EQ), whilst being adaptable. They are able to manage demanding tasks and delicate conversations with all family members across generations, moving between a wide range of different responsibilities with ease.

By prioritising the qualities that make an outstanding family office employee, we help to eliminate those individuals who may look to family offices as a way of settling down and switching off, or who have fallen for the idea of working for a billionaire for all the wrong reasons. Instead, our family office recruitment service targets professionals who are ambitious, dynamic, and able to inject new life into your family office culture. We select the most competent candidates who can be trusted to further the success of the family, even as priorities and Principals change.

Our Family Office Recruitment Service Is Built On Trust

We understand the importance of maintaining complete privacy for your family office and the families involved. We are experts in upholding confidentiality, combining our expertise with the utmost discretion. In conjunction, we only work with candidates who have demonstrated a high level of trustworthiness in the past and we accept nothing less than complete confidence before recommending them.

Don't just take our word for it

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.

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.


Rupert Phelps

Partner, Family Office Services, Smith & Williamson

“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.”

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.”


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