We are the specialist team for recruitment in distressed, special situations, equity and debt. As a boutique consultancy, we provide a highly focussed and personalised service. We recruit at all levels from junior analysts through to senior portfolio managers or heads of business, and across all functions including research, trading, sales and sourcing.

Hinton Rose was formed out of Morgan Hunt’s London head hunting organisation in 2009. We took a 9 year track record in the distressed markets from 2000, and continued to build upon it. Maintaining the same market focus has enabled us to deepen our knowledge and relationships even further within it.

We are constantly building, renewing, and expanding our networks. It is our ability to listen and develop trust that gives us insight and provides the foundation for all that we do.

Our Recent Placements Include


Co Heads of European Business

Global Distressed Fund

Head Trader

US Distressed Fund

Head of Europe

US Distressed Private Equity Fund

Event Driven Sales and Trading Team

Global Broker Dealer


Mid-Level Analyst

US Activist Fund

Real Estate Prinicipal

US Private Equity Fund

Senior Analyst

US Distressed Fund

Senior Sourcer

Global Distressed Fund


Junior Analyst

US Value Fund

Junior Analyst

US Equity Event Driven Fund

Over 100 Junior Analysts

US Distressed Funds

Junior Equity Long/Short Analyst

US Multi Strategy Fund

Our Services

Provided the circumstances fit, we are happy to work at either of the two levels defined below. However as searches are often unique and our clients’ requirements differ, we will often tailor our service combining elements of both retained and contingency, to produce a best of both worlds approach.

Retained Search

For key strategic placements, a retained search is the most effective route. It provides one, clear, powerful message about how you intend to position yourself and underlines your commitment to hiring. A retained search enables an exclusive, dedicated service designed for successful completion. The methodology is thorough and systematic. The reporting process is tailored to the client’s requirements.

Contingency Search

For certain clients and particular hires a contingency search is a suitable option. Through this service relevant candidates are introduced on the basis of a limited search, and as and when they are identified. They are interviewed by us, thoroughly briefed and qualified for the role. A contingency search entails a level of consultancy without commitment to the final outcome.

What People Say

“We regard these guys as a part of our business. Certainly they have played an important role in helping us get to where we are now.”
Founder, European hedge fund

“They know our market and provide an excellent service, with good ideas,
and so are our first choice.”
COO, US hedge fund

“What I appreciate is their honesty. They always tell me exactly how it is.”
Head of loan sourcing and sales, European investment bank

“In their areas of specialisation, Hinton Rose has a knack of knowing everything that's going on - almost before it's happened.”
European head of loan sales, US investment bank

“They understand where we're coming from and are particularly sensitive to the
nuances of a brief.”
Head of financial markets, European investment bank

“They understand our culture perfectly and consistently identify the talent that
best fits our needs.”
Recruiter, US fund

“A year ago they advised me to stay put and their judgment was sound. That shows not just foresight but real professional integrity.”
Hedge Fund professional, US fund

The Founders

There is no delegation of responsibility in our team. We are experienced professionals able to draw on over 35 years of combined knowledge and expertise. The core team have worked together since 2003

Jeremy Lyon-Lee
Jeremy Lyon-Lee

Jeremy has been working in financial sector executive search since 1998. He was previously responsible for running the London based headhunting business of Morgan Hunt, managing a team of 11 professionals. He set up and ran Morgan Hunt’s business in all their specialist areas within investment banks and hedge funds in the UK and Europe. Jeremy has a degree in business and psychology from the University of Leeds.

Mark Collins
Mark Collins

Mark has been in financial recruitment since 1999. Previously he spearheaded the equity event driven business at Morgan Hunt over a period of six years. Prior to this he was at Napier Scott and at Sanderson Knight where he worked in Frankfurt and Madrid. In Madrid he was responsible for the setting up, running and management of the office. Mark has a degree in geography from the University of Wales.

Contact Us

Our address is:

Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London, W1B 5TE

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