May 25, 2016

The Power of Permanent Capital
Partner Cornelia Kiley expands her Fund Fire article on family office deploying permanent capital. The piece examines how this trend is playing out among institutional investors. Click here to read more. 

February 2018

Judson Partners Ranked Among Top Search Firms in Real Estate
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Judson Partners Ranked Among Top Search Firms in Real Estate
Judson Partners is ranked among the top recruiters serving real estate companies by Real Estate Alert.  

Click here to view the list. ​​

November 2, 2016

April 25, 2018

Alts Managers Must Close the Education Gap
Partner Cornelia Kiley discusses the need for better education on alternative investment strategies with top executives from Blackstone Group, Everest Medical Core Properties and Tangent Capital. She says low interest rates and a fully valued equity market have resulted in an unprecedented flow of individual investor assets into alternatives. But economics and inertia have kept most alternatives firms from adding education to their marketing arsenal.  Click here to read more.

April 27, 2016

May 5, 2016

September 12, 2018

Judson Partners Looks at Market and Talent Trends in Investment Management
Judson Partners examines the distribution function within the asset management industry over the past year.  We summarize the trends in sales, marketing and client service and the associated talent implications for 2018.  Click here to read more.

April 19, 2017

December 2017

Judson Partners Comments on Real Estate Managers Pushing Into Advisor Market
Partner Cornelia Kiley is quoted about alternative firms translating their otherwise illiquid strategies into retail formats.  She said, “The non-traded or less-traded structures – interval funds, [business development companies], non-traded REITs – all allow for more direct access to underlying assets and offer higher yields in most cases. This is the real area, more than ‘liquid alts’, where you may see a lot of alternative product germinate.”

Judson Partners Comments on M&A Activity Among BDC’s
Partner Cornelia Kiley is quoted about Ares’ Management’s acquisition of a large percentage of American Capital. She commented, “The deal positions Ares as a market leader at a time when direct lending is set to continue growing, as the roster of financial institutions willing to lend to middle-market companies dwindles, leaving non-bank outfits such as fund managers as prime suppliers of debt.”
Kiley further said, “The growth of private debt vehicles is exploding with institutional investors allocating more to this asset class. We have seen a proliferation in the number of [fund management] firms with very steep growth trajectories, adding human capital to raise larger funds. We think this is more than a trend, but a restructuring of the industry.”

Judson Partners Authors Thought Piece on Infrastructure Investing
With another year of capital raising distinguished by volume and velocity, infrastructure may be the most compelling story across the real assets spectrum.  This piece examines the current infrastructure market and the potential areas of expansion and identifies infrastructure talent trends to watch. Click here to read more.

June 21, 2017

March 14, 2018

October 2018

​​​​​ Consultants in Executive Search

Veteran Headhunter St. John Launches Firm
Partners Jill Niemczyk and Kerry Allison-Gaines talk about the launch of Judson Partners, the firm’s expertise in structured finance, capital markets and commercial real estate and where they see opportunities in the marketplace.
Niemczyk said, “There are new opportunities for nonbanks to enter this space. They are less heavily regulated than the banks, so the landscape is shifting. That makes it an interesting time for us to enter the picture.”

Judson Partners named to Hunt Scanlon's New York Power 60 list

Judson Partners named to Hunt Scanlon's New York Power 60 which ranks the most influential and innovative executive recruiters in New York. Click here to view the list.

Judson Partners Comments on the Hiring Trends in Private Real Estate 
Partner Cornelia Kiley is quoted about firms boosting their assets and teams in the private real estate and broader real assets market. She commented, “The hiring market for real assets is especially active in infrastructure, with firms such as Blackstone building out new teams and others trying to expand platforms. It’s going to get a lot more attention, and there will be a lot of talent shuffling and recruitment.”

When asked about real estate hiring tilting toward specialty strategies targeting hotels or logistics centers she added, “That’s where we’re seeing some of the searches – very specific skill sets that they’re looking to add opportunistically.”

April 13, 2016

Judson Partners Comments on Hiring Trends in the Infrastructure Market 

Partner Cornelia Kiley is quoted about the demand for investment and investor relations talent in the infrastructure market. She commented, “There’s a build-out of talent in North America for non-U.S. managers, especially European firms, and that trend is building momentum,”

Regarding the focus on investor relation roles she added,  “These firms are turning around sometimes in 12 to 18 months and going back to the market, and the shortest distance from a launch of fund to a close is through your existing investors. So they’ve really beefed up investor relations.”  

Judson Partners Comments on Diversity Strategies and Trends in Private Equity
Partners Cornelia Kiley and Jill Niemczyk discuss what private equity firms can do to boost women in senior roles. When asked about how firms can find candidates Kiley commented, “Standard recruiting efforts by fund managers seeking to poach from rivals alone won’t suffice.” She continued, “The reality is that lateral hiring of senior women in private equity is a challenge. They are keenly protected by their current employer.”

When asked about where firms can recruit women for senior jobs, Niemczyk said, “Another place to look may be in slightly more diverse corners of the private funds market.” She further commented, “There is an opportunity to recruit senior women from talent universes that are somewhat more populated with women than buyouts, such as infrastructure, real estate, and capital markets.”​​

Alt Managers: Meet Family Offices, Your New Rival
Partner Cornelia Kiley discusses how family offices with permanent capital are becoming a prominent force in alternative investing and the challenges that they present for fund managers. Click here to read more.

December 20, 2017

Judson Partners Comments on Blackstone's New Infrastructure Group
Partner Cornelia Kiley commented on private funds starting to flow into select large infrastructure projects. She reflects on the benefits of Blackstone’s talent model of hiring senior infrastructure executives along with private equity professionals at the principal and director level. 

Judson Partners Comments on Rise in Retail Alts Distribution
Partner Cornelia Kiley comments on Blackstone’s retail alts distribution platform including the firm’s increase in high-net-worth investor sales. She said, “There are fundamental things Blackstone got right. They did it early and did it right.”
Kiley further commented, “It hit the mark on multiple fronts, including its extensive Blackstone University advisor education program; hiring an experienced alts sales team modeled on traditional distribution; having a consistent flow of products; building relationships with the biggest wealth firms; and centralizing sales across its internal units, she says.
They are building a kind of muscle memory in the distribution platform. There has not been a time in the last couple of years that there has not been an open and available Blackstone product [for advisors to access] in several different kinds of strategies.”

August 30, 2017