Adam Smith said "mobility of labour" Ph.D. says "the firm is only as good as the people it employs"
We have been in operation for 20 years working for industry leaders. We believe strong businesses are built on solid foundations not shifting sands. Our philosophy is without talent there is not a market leading sustainable business. We work for firms that are market leaders. The firms we represent are the best in their field, our philosophy is intelligent people make intelligent decisions and each person has their own free will to choose what is right for them. We do not force decisions as short term fees for us lead to short term results. We see oursleves as partners to our clients and candidates and we invest in both equally. We have been working for our chosen big brand clients for over 5 years operating up to board level, however in the last few years we have also started to work for some very intersting hedge funds and start ups that have significant market advantage.
We have a systematic approach and we apply exceptionally high standards. While we are called PhD Search and Selection only 25% of our candidates have PhD's. The mainstay of our business is industry experts for high profile roles in the global economy. We are specialised in financial markets and management consultancy. While we do deal with other industry roles 90% of our roles are in these areas.
Our typical candidates have more than 10 years industry experience a degree and are an expert in their field. We focus on career minded candidates and it raises a red flag if candidates frequantly change firms. On occasion we will consider people who have less than 5 years commercial experience or have recently completed a PhD but only of it is relevant to our specialities.
As a small firm we are not signed up to multiple firms within the same space, this flexibility makes us very agile to deliver against the larger search firms that have non-compete agreements.
"We ask the difficult questions and get the right results"
The average salary on this website is in excess of £100k. You are now welcome to browse your next career move. Should you wish to consider using Ph.D. Search and Selection and review our services as a client pick up the phone.
PhD are quick on the uptake and consistenly deliver both an excellent service and good resources.
MD, Global Head of FX IT
PhD are experts in the area of banking specializing in quantitative finance, strongly recommend to conduct searches in the quantitative risk and derivatives.
Head of Risk, FSA
PhD are a pleasure to work with, thoroughly professional, well informed and discreet. They handled my move without a hitch, I'd recommend them highly
Executive Director - FX Business Management
PhD offers a focussed, tailored solution in finding key people for your organisation. Their Worldwide connections give them the edge over the competition as does the speed of their assignments from in...
MD of Operations, Major Retail Bank
PhD are enthusiastic and energetic, who are great at delivering results
CIO, Global Asset Manager
PhD are passionate of their profession and extremely 'switched on' to events within the industry. I have recommended PhD to a number of former colleagues and continue to do so.
Head of FS, global system integrator
PhD have a very deep understanding of this area of financial services and an excellent network of contacts. Very professional and extremely competent in this complex field.
Chief Risk Officer, retail bank
PhD have a great knowledge of the industry from both a business and technology perspective and always come up with high quality candidates
CIO Asia, Global Investment Bank
PhD are one of the first companies I think of when it comes to looking for new candidates. They are always a pleasure to deal with and they combine this with an excellent knowledge of the market ... m...
Divisional Head - US market data provider
PhD are true professionals. They are committed to delivering exceptional service, and will not compromise on quality
Client Director - Major Consultancy
PhD are very committed to providing high quality recruits. Highly recommended. They spend a lot of time filtering potential candidates from those that are unsuitable. A pleasure to work with
Equities Trading - Desk Head
Faced with a rapid expansion of critical business in the financial services industry, PhD were able to provide excellent candidates in a timely manner. I appreciated their professionalism, during the ...
Sector Head - Major Outsourcer
PhD take the time to understand our needs, they work hard and are trusted by the leadership team to assist in our business growth.
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