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HCR Plc Announces the Acquisition of Berkeley Frost

HCR Plc Announces the Acquisition of Berkeley Frost

The publicly-listed recruitment group Human Capital Resources plc (HCR) has today announced the acquisition of financial services executive search firm, Berkeley Frost. Following the transaction Jonathan Robin, the Co-Founder of Berkeley Frost has been appointed Chief Executive Officer whilst HCRs Group CEO, Mike Brennan, has been appointed Chairman.

In addition, Berkeley Frost also announces the appointment of four additional members of staff.

Fraser Williams joins Berkeley Frost as Managing Director, Fixed Income. Formerly Global Co-Head of Fixed Income with Kinsey Allen, Fraser specialises in research, sales, structuring and trading across credit, FX, inflation and interest rate products. He has over twelve years experience in executive search and prior to his career in recruitment worked for a global pharmaceutical company as an industry analyst. Fraser holds an honours degree in Politics and Economics from Essex University.

Nick Silver joins Berkeley Frost as an Associate Director covering investment banking and private equity. Formerly with Kinsey Allen, Nick has over 6 years experience in executive search and graduated from the University of Birmingham with honours in Experimental Psychology.

Raffaella Boscolo joins Berkeley Frost as an Associate Director covering structured debt markets incorporating securitised products, structured credit, leveraged finance and DCM. Formerly a Consultant with Kinsey Allen, she started her career in 2000 working in the Italian ABS structuring team of SG Investment Banking. In 2004 she moved into the monoline industry, formerly in FGIC and latterly in radian, structuring CDOs. Raffaella holds a degree in Statistics and Economics and a Masters in European Business from the ESCP-EAP (Oxford-Madrid).

Sachin Doshi joins Berkeley Frost as a Consultant covering equities (cash and derivatives) and global execution services. Formerly with Kinsey Allen, Sachin has 4 years executive search experience in cash and derivative sales and trading across London and New York. He graduated in 2007 from Imperial College London with an honours degree in Business Management.

On announcing the transaction, Mike Brennan, HCRs Group CEO said Berkeley Frost is a high quality boutique and under Jonathans leadership has established a growing reputation across capital markets, investment banking and private equity. The fact that we have also attracted high quality professionals such as Fraser, Nick, Raffaella and Sachin says much about Jonathan, his team, the business and the client base they have established over a relatively short period of time. The team are ambitious for the business and we are keen to help them realise these ambitions.

Jonathan Robin, Chief Executive Officer of Berkeley Frost said We are delighted to partner with such a committed and experienced business as HCR. Mike and his management team have significant experience not just in executive search but also in international financial markets which will be of enormous benefit to all our stakeholders, be they clients or colleagues. We are very excited for the future and look forward to working with the HCR team


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