Credit Investment

For more than a decade we have been at the forefront of credit investment hiring in the sustainable infrastructure sector. We work with the world’s largest institutional investors, as well as major private equity players looking to diversify and smaller independent platforms, helping them build and maintain a competitive investment team in this very lively and competitive market segment.

Our activity in this space has taken us all around the world, building out franchises across the Americas, Europe and even in Asia and the Middle East.  We are also ambidextrous across investment team and portfolio management hirings, having assisted several investors whose asset portfolios have become too large for the existing team to manage, and need to bring in a Head of Asset Management.

A few of our clients

Key successes:

  • Allianz Global Investors: Restructure of the NY investment team, with an MD, Director and VP hiring
  • Denham Capital: Buildout of new Infra Debt investment team, led by Jorge Camina with three further supporting hires
  • Ampega Asset Management: Three significant hirings for Germany’s third largest insurer, based in Cologne
  • Edmond de Rothschild: Retained to find a new Head of Energy for this market leading European Infra Debt investor
  • CIBC: Retained to hire US Head of Project Finance, as well as a further fifteen project finance hires across London, Luxembourg, New York, Chicago and Houston

Case Study: Allianz Global Investors

With over 30 delivered searches across the ACP and AGI Equity and Credit teams, from Associate to Managing Director and across Investment and Asset Management, Allianz is considered a key client of the firm. Our relationship has extended beyond search assignments into compensation benchmarking and consultation on LTIP arrangements, both of which we are very well placed to advise upon.

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What our clients say…

“As we have built the Edmond de Rothschild AM Infrastructure Debt business since 2014, hiring top, diverse, adaptable and ambitious talent has been the key priority to provide our investors with the best investment portfolios and service.  One Search, led by the visionary Dan McCarthy, has been invaluable in this regard, working as a trusted partner and helping me, starting from scratch, to build a Franchise now consistently in the top 10 globally and growing.”

Jean-Francis Dusch
Global Head of Infrastructure
Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management

“Dan and the team have high job integrity, ability and willingness to listen. It is an absolute pleasure to work with them and would highly recommend One Search to anyone who appreciates a personal approach. Thank you, One Search.”

Nadia Nikolova
Lead Portfolio Manager, Development Finance
Allianz Global Investors

“Dan and his team have supported our growth globally over the last five years, hiring numerous managing directors who have moved the needle on our aggressive growth strategy.  It is also notable that One Search has achieved a perfect 50/50 gender balance in its placements at CIBC to date – no mean feat across 32 successful mandates!”

Laurie Mahon
Vice Chair
CIBC Capital Markets

“One Search has continued to deliver top class candidates in order to fuel the growth of our business over several years. Dan and his team are committed to delivering outstanding results backed up by solid market knowledge and a deep understanding of their clients mandate.”

Patrick Trears
Global Head of Infrastructure Debt
AMP Capital Investors

“The One Search team have a long and very successful track record of hiring into our infrastructure investment team. They are exceptionally well connected across the market, listen and understand our needs, and have the ability to identify strong candidates with appropriate skillset and cultural fit.  It’s a pleasure working with them, and we look forward to continue working with them as our business continues to grow.”

Will Devenney
Global Head of Infrastructure
Legal & General Investment Management

“Nameesha is without doubt one of the main players in the world of European Infrastructure debt recruitment. We have used her on a number of searches and the breadth of his network and absolute professionalism sets him apart from the rest of the field. She is absolutely the sort of person I would connect with for Infra Debt mandates across Europe.”

David Cooper
Regional Head of EMEA, Debt Investments
IFM Investors

“I have been very impressed with the high levels of integrity, focus and reliability One Search has demonstrated, and I have no hesitation recommending them wholeheartedly.”

Tim Cable
Global Head of Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

“The One Search team are resourceful recruiters who understood our needs quickly. They expedited our search and put highly qualified bankers in front of us. Their extensive network and strong pulse on the market helps distinguish them from other executive search firms we have used in the past. They are our first call for strategic recruiting.”

Mike Pantelogianis & Ralph Cho
Co-Heads of Power & Infrastructure Finance, North America

“I used One Search, both in America and Europe, last year. I was extremely impressed by their presence in the Infrastructure & Energy Finance space. They have placed numerous candidates into my teams and have done so in both a professional and consultative manner.”

Massimiliano Battisti
Head of Infrastructure, America
Société Générale

“The level of commitment demonstrated by One Search (Nameesha) and the insight they have on the infrastructure space sets them apart from other recruitment firms. I would highly recommend One Search to my friends and colleagues.”

Sandeep Kintali
Executive Director
CIBC Project Finance, London

“We selected One Search to help us build out our London office on the basis of their market knowledge and professionalism, and they did not disappoint. Dan and the team understood the brief, quickly developed a strong shortlist of candidates and ensured the interview process ran smoothly, resulting in a successful hire in a short time frame.”

Tim Floyd
Head of European Infrastructure Debt
Westbourne Capital Partners

“I am very pleased with the quality of the seven hires I’ve made through One Search. It is patently clear after the fact that they are quite talented and motivated professionals and fit in perfectly with my requirements. But what is equally pleasing is that I get the impression that quite a few of the candidates that were presented were of similar quality. I feel that I’ve got the best people for my requirements and I’m certain I’ll be returning to the pot when the time comes again.”

Dexter Maitland
Head of Energy Structured Finance (EMEA)

“We have experience in working with a number of recruiters, but none of the others comes close to the quality of One Search, whose team not only has exceptional knowledge of the market, but also a highly professional and efficient style. When launching a recruitment process, we consistently find that the One Search team takes time to understand our exact requirements and then proposes a highly targeted selection of suitable candidates. This is clearly much more satisfactory than the indiscriminate “CV bombing” that we regularly get from other firms. As a result, our “hit rate” with One Search is much higher than with any other firm.”

Jeremy Bayfield
Head of European Specialised Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

“I have worked with One Search on a number of occasions, both in recruiting new positions, and as a candidate myself. I have found them to be a pleasure to work with and, whichever side of the recruiting process I’ve been on, they have taken the time to understand what I am after from either a new role or recruit. As candidate, I received lots of useful advice and encouragement, and as a recruiter, I have received a strong range of candidates accompanied with honest feedback and appraisals, all of which has helped make the process as streamlined as possible.”

Lisa Shaw
Managing Director, Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

“Most of all I was impressed with Nameesha’s responsiveness and availability for a chat even when it came to weekends and late evenings. I have no hesitation in recommending Nameesha and One Search team.”

Anupam Sharma (no relation!)
Managing Director

“We retained One Search on four hires covering both investment and asset management roles here in Cologne.  Only a recruiter with the deepest network connections and the most disciplined work ethic could successfully complete all four mandates in the timeframe they did, and I have been very happy with the results”

Peter Brodehser
Head of Infrastructure Investments
Ampega Asset Management

“I have worked with the One Search team for many years with them identifying a number of excellent associates and associate directors for my own team. Recently I found myself on the other side when I was approached by them about a specific senior position that fitted perfectly with my own skills and ambitions. Throughout my own interview process One Search managed this delicate situation with a high degree of confidentially and discretion, as well as proactively pushing the interview process through to its successful conclusion. This hands-on and bespoke commitment to each and every process sets them apart from their competitors.”

Will Evans
Head of Debt Advisory

“During the offer phase, Daniel Muir, Mercedes Perez and the broader One Search team provided support on structuring an offer that would work for all parties. The entire process was managed efficiently by Daniel and the One Search team, and I progressed from first discussion to signed offer in under 4 weeks.”

Ashwin West
Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments

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