JR Finance work as business partners, search consultants and recruiters to some of the world’s leading Financial market companies: our clients include Hedge funds, Wealth managers, Investment banks, Family offices and Investors, market analysts, and traders. We work on an exclusive basis for Hedge Funds, proprietary trading groups and traditional Asset Managers in Europe and the US, specializing in the placement of investment professionals across the traditional and alternative investment space. We have a strong long-standing relationship with investment professionals and Wealth managers around the globe, we undertake various projects with global reach, and cover most asset classes and investment requirements, with particular emphasis on equity and credit linked strategies.



We work strategically to identify the best person or team in the market to support or expand a specific strategy, and also identify specific portfolio managers to establish new strategies for clients who are looking to capitalise on market opportunities. We have helped a number of firms establish their market presence in Europe and enjoy working on a diverse range of strategic projects across Europe and the rest of the world.

Strategies covered

Equity Long/Short
Special situations
Event Driven / Merger arbitrage
Emerging Markets – EMEA/Emerging Europe/Russia/Africa
Global Macro
Convertible Bond Arbitrage
Volatility/Statistical/Index arbitrage
Systematic/automated strategies cross asset class, low to high frequency
Credit opportunities – sub investment grade investing across the capital structure
nDistressed Debt – primary and secondary Analysts/Execution/Operations/Technology

Example of mandates

Equity long/short Portfolio Managers – various funds
Wealth manager – US non Dom clients
Wealth manager – UK clients Wealth manager – US clients
Wealth manager – Hong Kong, Asian clients
Equity analyst for long/short strategy – multiple sector mandates/various funds
Global Event Driven Equity Portfolio Manager – various funds
Global Macro Strategist – Various funds
Global Macro portfolio managers
Mid-high frequency systematic FX trader – Prop firm
Risk Arbitrage Portfolio manager - European Hedge fund 4bn +
Futures Strategist - Hedge fund Distressed analyst - US hedge fund 10bn+
Head of Credit research, European Fund 3bn +
Convertible bond Trader, Senior PM European Fund 4bn+
Trade assistant, Interest Rates Desk, European Fund 2bn+
High frequency Trader European Market for mid freq desk
Various Credit mandates in primary and secondary markets


Here are some references from our clients:

'I have known Michael Quinlan at JR Finance for almost a year now, during which time he has helped us in our effort to find high-quality candidates. Mike has demonstrated reliable knowledge of the buy- and sell-side players and products, with an extensive network of contacts. He has a very honest and friendly approach to matters, which makes dealing with him an enjoyable experience.'

‘Deeply understands the financial services industry, attune to the nuances of what makes a particular candidate outstanding in a particular role& rsquo;

‘Extremely honest with us in regards to candidates and other aspects of our business relationship’

‘Determination is relentless, communicates regularly on candidates, consistently unearthing candidates in a proactive manner’

 Track record

We have an established track record gained over the past 8 years, and the team works across investment, trading, management and research. We cover a range of strategies relating to Equity, and Fixed Income, both in the UK, and across EMEA. Our consultants are experienced professionals with specialist market knowledge.
We have completed all exclusive mandates in the past 3 years, and strive to hire the best possible personnel available from the global talent pool. We are honest and professional, we appreciate the need for discretion, and work hard to deliver the best service at all times.