Preqin provides financial data and information on the alternative assets market, as well as tools to support investment in alternatives. Its data encompasses private capital and hedge funds.
La Fosse has engaged with Preqin on a number of projects in recent years, following an initial search for a Chief Data Officer who would be able to define and deliver their data strategy. Preqin later approached the La Fosse team at a crucial time during their transformation journey, requiring a FinTech team to facilitate development of a new innovation hub.
Solution and result
Following the successful placement of a Chief Data Officer, La Fosse later went on to place a permanent Head of UX Design before building out a design team of permanent and contracted hires around them.
La Fosse has continued to support Preqin on an exclusive basis over a number of years. To date, we have placed over ten hires into the company, including their current Director of Product Design, multiple data science and engineering positions, and numerous other roles spanning product, technology, and transformation.
“We initially brought La Fosse on just over a year ago to help us place some niche technical roles. Since the beginning, I’ve found the team to be one of those rare agencies who can handle volume while maintaining quality; their network is excellent and the assignments they deliver against are always first class. Following on from the speed of delivery and quality of service they provided in the first few roles, I decided to bring them on as the exclusive provider for all of Preqin’s contract and permanent hires. The service they provide is always a cut above their competitors and it has meant that they’ve placed every assignment in under three weeks. I’ve also found the recruitment process to really add value; this begins with really getting underneath the skin of our briefs to understand our needs, not only from a delivery aspect, but importantly from a culture and values perspective as well. This means they really understand the intricate needs and unspoken elements that have been essential in assisting me to deliver against a very aggressive mandate. I appreciate La Fosse’s interest in creating a long-term partnership, and it continues to pay dividends; I look forward to continuing to work with them into the future.”
DARREN THORPE – CEO, PREQIN