Based in London, Fred Cooke is a member of Spencer Stuart’s global Financial Services Practice. He specializes in recruiting senior executives in the asset management sector across both traditional and alternative investments, and he also has deep expertise in financial services and executive search.

Extensive experience recruiting across the financial sector

  • Since joining Spencer Stuart in 2013, Fred has conducted more than 100 assignments in the financial services sector worldwide. He has helped some of the world’s leading investment managers, hedge funds and asset owners recruit investors, distribution professionals, senior leaders and CEOs.
  • He has worked with major banks, fin-tech companies and financial infrastructure organizations across the EMEA region to recruit CEOs, as well as divisional and functional leadership. Fred has also partnered with a variety of client organizations globally, including publicly held multinationals, private partnerships and early stage start-ups.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Fred worked at a boutique executive search firm specializing in recruiting executives for the asset management and investment banking sectors.

Fred is a graduate of the University of Exeter, where he majored in philosophy and politics.

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