Santander Asset Management

Santander Asset Management

Santander Asset Management


Client background

Santander Asset Management is an international asset manager with strong local roots in Europe and Latin America. With a presence in 11 countries and over 700 employees worldwide (199 of whom are investment professionals), it has assets of €182bn* across all types of investment solutions from investment funds and pension plans to institutional mandates in European and Latin American fixed income and equities.


Its investment process, the analytical capabilities of its local teams and strict risk control facilitate an in-depth knowledge of market opportunities as well as the varying needs of its customers, and are a distinguishing feature of Santander Asset Management.

Client background

The challenge

We were tasked with recruiting for into the, Head Of Fun Management, Global Multi Asset Solutions - for his number 2 in the business, the role: Multi Asset Senior Portfolio Manager. This had to be delivered in an incredibly short time frame, with no existing relationship, to a stakeholder who wanted the best on the market, working against internal recommended candidates in a market that I was new to.

The challenge

The solution

We offered a “White glove” recruitment service to build a relationship quickly and prove we have the capabilities to fulfil the brief in the time frames arranged. This was done by making myself available to the client 24/7, constant face to face interaction, working in partnership to filter shortlists to correct candidates. We achieved this by understanding the client brief, market mapping competitors, head hunting and extensive sourcing through multiple channels.

The Outcome

Role successfully filled within an 8 week period, in what became the blueprint for our delivery method to Santander asset management moving forward, we have worked on 8 exclusive roles with sam filling all roles and become a trusted recruitment partner to the Santander asset management team in London. This has opened up other areas within Santander asset management and currently working on other live and exclusive roles.

Complete pleasure working with Bas recently on hiring a senior multi asset role. Professional and proactive throughout, and demonstrated a real ability to access a variety of high profile candidates. Candidates found quickly with overall objective fulfilled in a timely manner

Toby Vaughan

Head of Fund Management, Global Multi Asset Solutions at Santander Asset Management