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FORSTER CHASE

Executive Search | Interim | Corporate Finance | Advisory

Sectors

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:

We have experience in Insurance Tech, Fintech, Regulatory Tech and many other technology businesses.

We have fundraised for multiple Tech and other businesses, hired C-suite executives and have conducted both buy and sell-side brokerage for tech businesses between £1m-£200m turnover.

Manufacturing, retail and commerce companies have their own unique challenges and we are well geared to meet those.

While Forster Chase initially specialised in Financial Services, we realised that there was a lot of cross-over to other sectors, particularly in the Non-Exec, C-suite Executive Search, Interim and Advisory. Currently our porfolio of commerce and manufacturing companies continue to grow particularly with sourcing NEDs and fundraising.

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.

Services

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.

Urgent businesses needs require fast-paced solutions.

Where there is an urgent need we can provide consultants who have been former and current CEOs and Chairmen and other C-level executives. For more hands-on delivery we also have delivery consultants in areas such as Regulatory Risk, Transformation Projects, Human Capital projects, etc.

Fundraising for growth and business brokerage

We have helped clients raise funds of between £0.5m-£500m. We have also worked on buy side and sell side business brokerage for global businesses including Europe, Americas, Africas and Asia Pacific.

Our ApproachMORE ABOUT US

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.


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Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

Chairman, Large Pension Fund

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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