Executive Search | Talent Consulting | Acquisitions and Team Moves


We only focus on sectors where we have in-depth knowledge of challenges the industry faces and can advise on the best growth and hiring strategies. We are market leaders in the following sectors and the track record of our Partners in their respective sectors is one of the main reasons our clients use us, time and time again:

Specialists in the global life and pensions market as well as protection and healthcare

Forster Chase have a deep specialism within the insurance market covering all board level positions down to specific sector specialisms including actuarial, finance and distribution. Whilst we cover the whole insurance market we typically specialise in the global life and pensions market as well as protection and healthcare.

Sourcing the best in-house pensions and investment professionals

Forster Chase works with large pension funds (typically £2bn plus) in the UK and globally to advise them on their executive hiring strategies and to run searches for senior management and board professionals.

Identify new business strategies and how best to find the people to realise those strategies

We help asset managers (institutional and wholesale) to identify new business strategies and how best to find the people to realise those strategies as well as running traditional executive search mandates for board and senior-level investment positions.


Searching the market to find outstanding talent

Our principal service, we conduct rigorous, research based searches of the market to find outstanding talent for our clients.

Integrate smoothly

In order to quickly and effectively implement a new business strategy we help our clients to source and attract businesses or teams which will integrate smoothly into the company.

Competition developments, strategies and hiring trends

Detailed analysis and reports into the latest developments, strategies and hiring trends of your competitors, including compensation studies.

Understand what the market really thinks

We help clients to understand what the market really thinks of them, and help provide solutions to improve their market perception among prospective future employees.

Bring significant and sustained success

An ongoing service to help our clients identify the best talent for their business in the future, not just for current needs. This involves building a bespoke pipeline of future stars with whom we will build and maintain relationships.


Partnership, 100
Relationship Building, 100
Market Specialisation, 100

Hiring the right senior talent requires a great deal of preparation and skill. We take a long-term perspective to hiring and by being proactive we anticipate needs before they arise. Most recruitment is carried out on a reactive basis but we help our clients develop a world class talent strategy and pipeline, offering advice at every step of the journey on how to attract the best candidates in today’s market. We are driven by helping clients to achieve their goals and love nothing better than exceeding expectations with the services we offer.

Search for a Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategist.

Search for a Group Chief Actuary.


Chris hired an experienced non-exec for us. He was up against others in a competitive tender, won that and then performed up to expectations. He was creative at the beginning of the process. Good at regular communication and updates.

Chief Executive, Asset Manager


Provides excellent, very active approach to search and selection. Great client skills.

Chairman, Large Pension Fund


Leo has supported my business on a number of occasions and I have always found him to be extremely diligent, thorough and reliable. He has taken time to understand my business and its needs and then provided more tailored hiring solutions for me.

COO & Partner, Fiduciary Management, Aon Hewitt


Leo managed a retained UK-wide search assignment to identify and select an Investment Controller for the Philips UK Pension Team. The level of service, quality and quantity of the shortlist totally met our expectations. Leo demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of the UK pensions market associated talent pool and remained responsive and accessible throughout the engagement, despite challenging circumstances and delays within our process.

Head of Pensions, Philips Electronic