F&L Search is an executive search firm that works across capital markets globally, with a particular focus on the equities and multi-asset space.


At F&L Search we utilise the experience and network gained from working with some of the best known and established names in the industry. Founded in 2015, we aim to react to market shifts caused by a variety of factors, including regulatory changes such as MiFID II, and to focus on servicing a different range of clients. Today we work with those who are benefiting from regulation changes and market trends; those who look to the future and adapt to work within an ever-changing world.


F&L Search works with buy-side institutions and research providers and, on the other side, with individuals who are becoming increasingly aware that the few players who have historically dominated the market no longer have the appetite or the opportunities to cater to the vast number of talented individuals in the market. We look to bridge the gap between today’s talent and tomorrow’s opportunities, looking to anticipate the market shifts and take an active role in facilitating them.


F&L Search operates globally, with a focus on Europe and the US, in order to service a select group of clients. We build and maintain strong relationships with these clients in order to best meet their needs, ensuring that they get the maximum benefit from our broad knowledge of the capital markets space, are up to date with market movements and, ultimately, are connected with the best individuals for the opportunities that they offer.

“Rob has proved to be a valuable resource for our business as he has consistently provided qualified and relevant candidates when we have been hiring, which has resulted in a number of hires over the years. Rob is thorough and proactive and I view him as a partner to our business rather than a vendor.”

Global Head of Sales, Leading Independent Macro Research Provider


Rob Farenden

Company Director

Consultant: Independent Research &

Asset Management

Rob founded F&L Search in 2015 and today works across the investment management space in Europe and the US, with a focus on macro, multi-asset and equities.


After completing a BA (Hons) Physics at the University of Oxford, Rob began a career in technical sales before moving into headhunting. He has a strong passion for the finance sector and thrives on working closely with clients to succeed in this environment.



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Reports & Articles


Author: John Fiddes, Feb 2019

I speak with a Head of ODD at a very large multi-manager outfit. He has specialised in manager due diligence on hedge funds, done front to back ODD on over 600 managers, and exercised veto power a few dozen times.


Author: John Fiddes, Jan 2019

I speak with a senior fund selector with over a decade of institutional experience, working in fund sales, consulting, in-house fund selection and is now part of the investment team at a leading pension fund provider.


Author: Rob Farenden, Nov 2017

A report built on insights gathered from the numerous conversations we at F&L Search had leading up to the implementation of MiFID II, as well as further input from the "Unbundling Uncovered" conference.

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