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Feeling very humble and blessed to have been nominated for best Executive Search firm - quant, for the US HFM Awards 2021.


An immense thank you to all our faithful clients and candidates for your continued support over the years!

About us

Since our inception in 1999, Smith & Partners intend to be the leading and most respected headhunting firm within the financial markets industry.

Smith & Partners is an international executive search firm dedicated to the recruitment of Quantitative specialists.

Our strength lies in our team’s expertise. We support our clients in finding the best people for

quantitative positions in the fields of Systematic Hedge Funds.

What differentiates us from other agencies ? 


  • All our consultants are seasoned professional from Investment Banking.

  • Exclusive partnerships with some of the most prestigious Universities worldwide. (Stony Brooke, NYU, UC Berkeley, etc)

  • Quantitative conference organized on a monthly basis through the hedge frogs association

  • A Unique niche specialization with a worldwide coverage​ (Europe, USA, Asia)

Together with our clients we ensure that support, consulting, service and process management

complement one another throughout the entire recruitment phase. This enables us to deliver the

best candidates in an efficient and timely manner.

We act as project managers for our clients ensuring a high degree of transparency by providing feedback and concise documentation on a regular basis.

Smith & Partners’ goal consists in building a long-term partnership with our clients and our

candidates, based on mutual trust.

Our Partners


Jacques d’ARVIEU


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Jacques is a Charter Accountant and has worked for financial consulting firms for more than 7 years (Ernst & Young and Kurt Salmon).

After 3 years in recruitment at Robert Walters in charge of Financial Management positions, he has

joined Smith and Partners as a Partner in 2009 to head the banking and Asset Management Practice. Since 2015 he is CEO of Smith & Partners France.

Jessie WU

New York Director

Head of Asia,
Wechat: jessewujingwen



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After studying Finance in Paris IX Dauphine University and trading in ESSEC business school, Jean

has started his career on bonds and securitization within CPR and Calyon.

He then joined SocGen in Hong Kong as an Institutional sales on equity derivatives products.

In 2003 he is recruited by Robert Walters to manage the Investment Banking division.

From 2007 to 2015 he is working for Smith and Partners Europe as head of the Front Office and Asset Management positions in London, Paris and Geneva.

Since 2015 he is now USA CEO supervising New York and Miami offices. 


Founder, London

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Jessie has a multicultural background. She is originally from Nanjing, China and went to high school in the US.

She obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degree from Ecole Polytechnique in France and then got another Master's of mathematical finance at Courant, NYU.

She started her career as a quantitative trader in Societe Generale New York and then worked at other investment banks such as Bank of America and JP Morgan, for a total of 8 years of experience in quantitative finance. She holds pyschology therapy & marriage and family therapy licenses from China.

In 2018 she is recruited by Smith & Partners to open and manage the New york Office, as well as covers the Asia market.

She is specialized in algo trading positions and systematic strategies quant.

She is fluent in French, English and Mandarin.

Former Banker at Salomon Smith Barney, Claes Smith founded Smith & Partners in 1999.

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