Finding

Alpha

Through People

A Hedge Fund Talent Business

Who We Are

Paragon Alpha is a specialist hedge fund recruitment and advisory firm. We support our clients to grow, transform and evolve by hiring superior talent and providing market intelligence and capital introductions.

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Equities

Long/Short

Market Neutral

Global Coverage and Sector Specific

Discretionary Macro

Directional & RV

Interest Rates, FX, Commodities and Equities.

FICC

Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities.

Quantitative

Equities

Macro

FICC

High Frequency Trading

Technology

Quantitative Development

Software Engineering & Development

Platform Engineering & SRE

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Our People

We are a dedicated team, knowledgeable and passionate about what we do and your goals, whether you are hiring or looking for the next step in your career.

Meet our people
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Thomas Hennelly

Director

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Colin McGhee

Founder and Managing Director

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Ross Eades

Executive Chairman

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Elaine Bunyan

Principal Recruitment Consultant

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Robert Stubbs

Senior Recruitment Consultant

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Matea Gucec

Marketing Manager

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Herbie Pyke

Recruitment Consultant

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Jamie Prior

Recruitment Consultant

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Amel Dedic

Recruitment Consultant

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Niamh O’Sullivan

Client Services and Talent Director

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Ben Allan

Finance Manager

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Dan Alexander

Head of Learning & Development

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James Reynolds

Intern

Clients

Paragon Alpha has a truly global reach and operates within the London, New York. Chicago, Geneva, Singapore, and Hong Kong markets.

Services

Talent

With a dedicated, friendly and professional team with over 30 years of recruitment expertise, we truly believe in the power of talent, we are a hedge fund talent business.

Candidates
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What People Say About Us

I had a pleasant time working with Elaine and she helped me find the quant role I had been searching for. She combined her expertise in aligning me with roles that matched my strengths and skills to help make the recruiting process smooth and painless. She also helped me adjust my attitude during the interview process and not be nervous. Furthermore, I was very impressed with her strong work ethic, deep knowledge in the hedge fund/asset management space, and her large "firm" client network. If you are considering looking for an opportunity in the hedge fund/asset management space, I strongly recommend you reach out to Elaine.

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It has been a pleasant experience to work with Tom. Tom is very professional and knowledgeable in his domain. He can also provide very useful and honest feedback. I have referred a few friends to Tom and wouldn't hesitate to do more in the future.

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Thomas was very helpful during the recruitment process and provided valuable insights. 

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I developed a strong camaraderie working with Thomas during my job search. Thomas was very helpful and patient throughout the entire process. He thought from my perspective and represented my best interest. He was always my first go-to throughout the entire process. No matter what tiny question I came up with, he always responded to me in no time. And no matter what struggle I had, he would offer his insight but was always very supportive of my decision regardless. He worked with my schedule and never rushed me to do an interview. I highly recommend people to work with Thomas. 

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David worked with Thomas but they were at different companies

II had a great experience with Thomas over the course of my process. We were honest, informative, and straight-talking which I found incredibly helpful. Highly recommended

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Thomas was fantastic throughout the process as I looked to make the next move in my career. A real pleasure to work with, providing clear and informative updates at each step along the way. Really supportive throughout.

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Thomas helped me secure the next step in my career through his well-managed process. He helped me every step of the way by getting me the information and preparation needed prior to each interview. He also followed up for debriefing and next steps. His communication was top-notch. All in all, he gave me the confidence needed for success.

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I worked with Thomas to (successfully) find my most recent position and he was always communicative, informed, and professional. He always provided helpful input and was nothing less than friendly in every interaction. While other recruiters fell silent, Thomas kept in touch -- even if it was just a text message -- just to check-in, see how I was, and let me know if there were any updates. I wish all recruiters were as active and responsive as Thomas. Working with him was a pleasure.

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I would highly recommend Thomas as a trusted partner in recruitment. He was very helpful and worked hard whilst representing. me to deliver a successful outcome.

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I couldn't recommend Thomas highly enough. He is professional, an expert on his brief, and focused on the task ahead. He patiently worked with me to ensure that I was both the right fit for my new employer and that I had the opportunity to showcase the best of myself to his client. He's a different caliber to anyone else I've interacted with within the industry and I am confident he is like that with all of his clients.

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Thomas is absolutely the most professional recruiter of all the recruiters I’ve spoken with over my job hunting for the past few months. He is diligent and detail-oriented, he keeps following up with me during the application and gave me valuable advice and guidance. Thank you, Thomas!

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I have extremely positive experience working with Colin Mc Ghee. I am really impressed with his professionalism, focus, and ability to find a good career fit. But what really differentiates him from other head hunters is how he pursues and defends your interests during the long and complicated recruiting process. Highly recommend him.

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Colin is everything you could hope for in a recruiter. He hustles, serves as an advocate for his client, and is a tremendous human being to boot. Any friend in the industry looking for a Sherpa to help them get to their next good home, I’ll happily send them my friend Colin’s way!

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I have nothing but the absolute highest level of praise for Colin McGhee. Colin is an expert in financial services & hedge fund recruitment who maintains deep close relationships at the highest level. He runs his business with extreme professionalism while maintaining an exceptional level of integrity. After taking the time to understand my career goals, Colin used his incredible network of industry contacts to quickly place me at a Tier-1 hedge fund. He is one of the rare talents within recruitment who truly cares about his clients. 

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It has been my pleasure to work with Colin at Paragon Executive for many years now. Colin has handled many searches on my behalf for several firms I have worked for since 2001. Colin has an unrivaled network of contacts across the financial services and asset management sectors and an ability to fill even the most difficult roles with the best candidate, quickly and efficiently. Colin’s ability is not only in finding talent but in helping manage the process of talent acquisition from start to finish providing invaluable help in the constant search for the best people.

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David was Colin’s client

Colin cares passionately about his role as a head hunter. He has frequently delivered strong hires for me while working at 2 different firms. He builds strong relationships with both the firms he is hiring for and the people he is hiring. His strong understanding of the finance industry helps him match strong individuals with the right roles.

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Colin introduced us to some of the best Quantitative firms in the world and got our team some great offers. He spends countless of his valuable time, working weekends with my team and me in interviews preparation and post-interview debriefing. As a result, my team and I signed an excellent employment package with one of the top-ranked US Quant family offices and Colin moved our whole team from Taiwan to work for Cubist Systematic strategies in Hong Kong.

Giving Back To The Community

Paragon Alpha gives a portion of its profits to charities each year.

These charities are based in Ireland and Africa, in the areas of health, poverty, education and environment. Find out more how we give back to the community.

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