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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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Portfolio Management
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Research
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Trading
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Technology
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  • Equities
  • Long/Short
  • Market Neutral
  • Global Coverage & Sector Specific

Discretionary Macro

Directional & RV

Interest Rates, FX, Commodities & Equities

FICC

Fixed Income

Currencies

Commodities

Technology

Quantitative Developer

Software Engineer& Developer

Platform Engineer & SRE

DevOps

Infrastructure Engineer

Data Engineer

Quantitative

Equities

Macro

FICC

High Frequency Trading

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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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Jamie Jeffery

UK Managing Director

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Colin McGhee

Founder and Managing Director

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Elaine Bunyan

Principal Consultant

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Nick Heath

Principal Consultant

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Harriet Potter

Principal Consultant

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Robert Stubbs

Senior Recruitment Consultant

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Ben Giles

Senior Recruitment Consultant

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Jake Stacey

Senior Recruitment Consultant

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Emma La-Plain

Recruitment Consultant

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Herbie Pyke

Recruitment Consultant

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Amel Dedic

Recruitment Consultant

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Niamh Corr

Recruitment Consultant

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Matea Gucec

Marketing Manager

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Courtney Moore

Office Manager

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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

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 35 years of recruitment expertise, we truly believe in the power of talent, we are a hedge fund talent business.

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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.

What People Say About Us

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.

What People Say About Us

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!

What People Say About Us

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.

What People Say About Us

I have been contacted by many headhunters over the years, and I must say that Elaine is the most impressive one I have ever met.

She is super knowledgeable about not only the hiring firms but also the individual teams and hiring managers as she has established a close connection with them. She puts tremendous effort into making sure the success of her candidates. Despite her busy schedule, she is diligent in following up with the hiring teams and me daily. Before each round of the interviews, she briefs me on what I should expect. During the offer stage, she advises me strategically on how I should synchronize different processes and negotiate better terms.

I am deeply grateful for Elaine's work. And it is due to her that we have landed multiple competitive offers in the market. I strongly recommend Elaine to anyone interested in advancing their career in the hedge fund industry.

What People Say About Us

Jake landed me a position in a reputable company and assisted greatly during negotiations. Smoothly orchestrated the management of interviews and feedback; and I secured the role within less than 2 weeks. Couldn't ask for more, pleasant interaction so quite thankful for his service.

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Rob is a very encouraging recruiter, and is super positive in his conversations. He helped me land my next role successfully, and was elaborate and professional throughout the process. Would definitely encourage you to speak with him if you’re looking too!

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Nicholas is great, he found me a role at an amazing company. When I starting looking for a new role we had a couple of chats. Very quickly he understood what I was looking for in my next role. He helped and guided me through the whole process. He has a very good understanding of the market and candidates requirements.

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I worked with Emma on my job seeking in quant, she was very responsible and professional during the whole process. Emma offered helpful suggestions and at the same time she was also very considerate. I’d recommend Emma for people who are seeking for jobs in quants!

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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