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Executive Search for Alternative Credit Investments

Recruiting investment professionals for alternative credit strategies in Europe and the US.

Our Firm

Kirtland Partners is a specialist executive search firm working with alternative credit investors to hire mid to senior level investment professionals in the European and US markets. We have a track record of successful placements across private credit, opportunistic credit, structured credit and liquid credit investment strategies. We differentiate ourselves by being research-driven, fast, technical and prioritizing long term relationships.

We have a deep market specialism in alternative credit strategies. By focusing intensively on this narrow vertical, we have built a network that touches every point of the credit ecosystem including the investors, bankers, lawyers and advisors. This network allows us to quickly identify and accurately evaluate talent on behalf of our clients. We have helped investment firms to enter new markets by building teams from scratch and have made new strategic hires for teams that are already established.

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Our Coverage

Private Credit

Direct Lending | Junior Capital Solutions | Specialty Finance | Fund Liquidity| | Real Assets | Secondaries | Venture Debt | Private Placements


Opportunistic Credit

Distressed Debt | Special Situations | Loan Portfolios | Structured Equity 

Structured Credit

ABS | MBS | CLO | Private Structured Credit


Liquid Credit

Long/Short Credit | Macro Credit | Systematic Credit | Bank Loans

Our Approach

We are research-driven

We continually map the firms and individual teams in the markets we cover with a relentless focus on uncovering hidden talent. 

We are fast

We combine our network of deep industry relationships with proprietary data science techniques for fast, transparent hiring processes.

We are technical

We work hard to understand the strategies we hire for so that we can reliably evaluate the people behind them.

We are long term

We prioritize relationships above everything else and that means giving advice that is objective at all times. 

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We believe businesses that create a workplace where everyone feels welcome, respected, and valued can attract the best talent, innovate more effectively, and serve their clients better.

We work with our clients to identify and recruit a diverse pool of talent and we offer consulting services to help them create a culture of inclusion in their workplaces.

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We want to hear from people who are naturally curious, have an interest in the investment industry and excel at building relationships. If that describes you please get in touch!

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