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Who are we?

Our Banking and Financial Services New York division is a core area of specialist coverage at Goodman Masson. The division focuses on specific clients and candidates and is made up of consultants with extensive experience in the recruitment market. Goodman Masson recruits into the Financial Services & Insurance sector, Investment Banks, Retail Banks, Asset Management, Hedge Funds, Wealth Management, Custodians, Private Equity and Private Banking.

  • Team Information
  • Clients We Work With
  • Testimonials
  • Meet the Team

Investment Management

We partner with Institutional Asset Managers from top tier to boutique firms, Custodians, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, Family Offices and Private Banking / Wealth Managers. We offer front to back office solutions for our clients, completing mandates at Analyst through to C-Suite levels, utilising a range of sourcing methods that provide access to a wide network of Investment Management professionals who we work closely with. Each Consultant is a specialist within their specific remit, which allows their relationships to be the strongest in the industry.

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Hedge Funds

Our Hedge Fund practice provides a holistic solution for funds and has supported clients globally across all strategies from bulge bracket brands to start-ups and boutique houses. We specialize in finding the highest calibre candidates who are generated by head hunting instead of traditional job boards and advertising methods. As consultants, we are immersed in the market and are confident operating at a senior level, partnering with funds to offer an advisory service and add value outside of recruitment. We have a track record for providing hard-to-find talent for some of the most demanding hedge fund clients, understanding the nuances of the industry. We work across the board with some of the most recognizable brands and also exciting start-ups

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Middle and Back Office Operations roles

  • Trade Support & Control
  • Operational Control & Reconciliations (T+1, T+0)
  • Clearing & Collateral Management
  • Trade Finance
  • Loans Administration
  • Prime Brokerage
  • Treasury Operations
  • KYC / AML
  • Transaction/ Regulatory Reporting – EMIR / Dodd Frank / MiFID 2
  • Fund Accounting
  • Performance Attribution
  • Client Reporting
  • Sales Support/Distribution
  • Client Services
  • Client Onboarding & Transitions
  • Change & Transformation
  • Data Analytics

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Our Portfolio


“We have been using the Goodman Masson team for a number of hires in our middle office function and have been working with Mia in particular over the past few months. Mia has been excellent at understanding our needs and requirements and importantly providing quality candidates. It is clear she has vetted them before sending them to us and provided a very good summary of the candidate which is even more important given how busy our days can be. This has allowed us to narrow down candidates which saves a huge chunk of time.
Mia has been approachable and always happy to talk through any questions we have on a candidate and in general the market itself. It is clear Mia is passionate about her role and her clients she represents, periodically checking in on their behalf for an update. We look forward to a long partnership with Mia”

Head of Operations, Attestor Capital

“My experience working with Mia was positive from start to finish.

From providing a good range of candidates, to supporting and background information, to administering the process, Mia was exceptional. The candidate Mia provided and we ultimately hired has worked out perfectly.”

COO, Pantechnicon

“I worked for several years with Mia at Goodman Masson and she is one of the hardest working people I know. Mia is incredibly tenacious and won’t give up until she finds the right candidate for a role. She’s very effective at managing candidates from beginning to end to ensure obstacles don’t arise as a recruitment process is executed. I’d highly recommend her for any roles, including particularly tricky or niche roles that a recruiter who wasn’t as hard working may give up on!”

Talent Acquisition, Capstone

Meet our Team

Mia Walsh

Associate Director - US Lead

Mia is an Associate Director at Goodman Masson who leads the Financial Services and Banking team in New York. Over the last six years, she has built an extensive network of Middle Office and Operations talent across all levels. Her in depth understanding of the market enables her to provide a high qualitative service and offer advice to clients on how their teams infrastructure can be enhanced and fully optimised.

Since 2021 Mia has made over 140 placements across 30 clients.

Oliver Ottey

Director - Product Control

Oliver is a Director at Goodman Masson who leads the Product Control and Valuations desk at Goodman Masson. Over the last 15 years, Oliver has built out a large portfolio of clients ranging from businesses from top tier, mid-tier and Boutique Investment Banks to Hedge Funds, Brokers and Trading Houses. He has an extensive candidate network, built over many years, with access to the best passive talent.

Since 2019, Oliver has made over 300 placements across 50 clients.

Samantha Politano

Senior Consultant

Sam is a Senior Consultant at Goodman Masson who leads the P&C Actuarial and Predictive Analytics Recruitment team in New York.