COO - $1bn+ Hedge Fund launch (equities)

Location: London   Sectors Operations  

A hugely successful US investment management firm that are launching a European hedge fund arm (equity L/S), based in London, with a $1bn+ seed investment, are looking to hire a COO.

We are looking to hire a COO for this exciting business venture, scheduled for a Q4 launch. With a substantial seed investment and further commitments in place, the COO should find himself/herself running a multi-billion dollar AUM business within 24months. Heads of risk, compliance, operations and treasury will reports into the hire (the role has no coverage of HR or finance). Managing key stakeholder relationships and having an ability to constantly take on new projects (especially with regards to new fund and product launches) will be key to this role.

We are not looking for a seasoned COO, instead my client prefers to hire a COO that is fairly new to the role, or even a deputy COO looking for a step up. A strong background in equities and UCITS is preferred, as is a good academic profile.

The role will pay a £150k base salary + large bonus component. The hire will be given a platform to gain significant equity in the firm.