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Front Office Investment Banking

Goodman Masson are a leading, award winning recruiter with coverage across Investment Banking and Investment Management from office markets.

  • Team Information
  • Clients We Work With
  • Testimonials
  • Meet the Team
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Our Front Office team are experts in their individual fields. Being specialists in our markets with a deep understanding of sector, market and function enables us to have successful client and candidate engagement, taking a consultative approach to hiring when embedding the finest diverse investment talent for our clients.

The division is made up of consultants each with their own sector specialisms, supported by a dedicated research team with access to an extensively mapped and engaged front office candidate network. Specialist areas our Front Office Division cover include:

  • Debit Capital Markets
  • Distressed Debt
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Equity Research
  • Leverage & Acquisition Finance
  • M&A

Clients we’ve worked with


“I have worked with Richard for a number of years. His enthusiasm and expertise makes working with him a pleasure. He always provides an excellent level of service and has a superb team built around him. I often seek his guidance & advice on a wide range of topics as he always gives his honest opinion however difficult the message can be. Richard is a fantastic recruiter and he and his team are a pleasure to work with.”

Business Management Lead – Lloyds Banking Group

“Goodman Masson was extremely engaging and helpful throughout the recruitment process. Their Consultants went the extra mile and it shows through the level of their service. Thank you for your help, Goodman Masson.”

Associate Director – Mizuho

Front Office Investment Banking team

Richard Hoar


Richard has over 20 years of recruitment experience and joined Goodman Masson in 1999. Richard specialises in sourcing Front Office professionals across Banking, Advisory, Lending and Investment Management businesses both in the UK and abroad.

Richard recruits into Distressed Debt, Corporate Credit, Direct Lending & Private Credit, Private Investing, Real Estate, Securitisation & Asset-Backed Finance and Leverage & Acquisition Finance.

Ed Watts

Sales Director

Ed has over 17 years of recruitment experience and joined Goodman Masson in 2010. Ed specialises in recruiting Corporate Finance professionals predominantly into Front Office Investment Banking roles across London and Europe.

Specific areas within Ed’s remit include Mergers & Acquisitions, Sector Investment Banking, Leveraged Finance, ECM, DCM and Debt Advisory. He partners with a range of firms, encompassing bulge bracket, tier one and tier two banks.

Louis Nwosu-Hope

Executive Consultant

Louis has over 6 years recruitment experience and joined Goodman Masson in 2015. He was previously a senior member of our Permanent Finance team, before moving over to Investment Banking in 2019. As such, he has knowledge and contacts both within the Investment Banking space and broader Finance markets.

Louis works with a broad range of Banks and Funds, and specifically recruits into specialisms of Structured Credit, Direct Lending and Distressed Debt.

Rebecca Rooke

Executive Consultant

Rebecca is an Executive Consultant. She focuses on the placement of candidates across the Corporate Banking space. She specialises in the placement of Relationship Managers at all levels from Associates to Managing Directors, but also places candidates across the Trade Finance and Project Finance space.

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