James Conn
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James Conn

Senior Principal, Compliance

​I am a senior principal on the compliance, risk and legal team recruiting mid to senior level professionals. I work within the buy-side market, supporting asset managers, hedge funds and private equity clients.

Helping people advance their careers is what drives me. Understanding my client's and candidate's needs and meshing the right talent with the right role is key. I support my candidates in helping them to understand their worth in the market and get the best role for them, whether it’s an uplift in salary, more flexibility, career development, or a mixture of all three.

I’m passionate about developing relationships and becoming a trusted hiring partner for my clients.

Ensuring I keep up to date with the market allows me to consult and advise on trends, salary benchmarking and providing specialist knowledge and insight on the buy-side market. I keep communication flowing and stay in touch regularly. Always asking for feedback allows me to become more involved with my network and a better supplier and consultant.

What does being an opportunity maker mean to you? Being able to help clients make big changes to their business through hiring strategies and market information. Being able to help candidates by staying connected and, when the right opportunity comes up, changing someone’s career for the better.

What Eames value resonates with you the most and why? Professional Expertise; I have always wanted to be an expert and a go-to for my clients, not a generalist who says they can do everything but does it to a poor standard. It is what has kept me within buy-side governance for 7 years. Building on my knowledge, making connections and developing them over time.

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