One of the first teams in executive search to specialise in sustainable investing and ESG, we work with asset managers and asset owners across the market capitalisation spectrum.
A boutique search firm with big ideas.
With over 50 years combined experience, our search team applies their knowledge from thousands of meetings, and countless searches, to guide our clients’ strategy and assist with team-building and culture-development that keeps them at the vanguard of creating sustainable futures.
Our journey so far.
Established in 2010, Farrell Associates began as a specialist search firm that offered unequally-detailed human capital management, exclusively to asset managers. By 2015, the core team had expanded to include eight talented members, and the firm was enjoying year on year success. But, with prosperity, came a high-activity and high-pressure environment, chasing targets and working unhealthy hours. It was a culture that Neil had never wanted for his team.
As politics and social views adjusted, with an uncertain future for the United Kingdom and disunion across the world, Neil took a moment from the hustle and bustle to re-evaluate Farrell’s goals. A time for change.
Farrell Associates would prioritise social responsibility, along with success. They’d devote time to charities like Breakfast on the Steps and Refugee Action, work only with clients who shared their passion and values, diversify the team to create a more inclusive culture, and develop a better work-life balance.
In 2018, the firm made its first mandated Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance hire. In 2019, its first Sustainable Investment search.
By January of 2020, Neil and the team decided to dedicate their experience and knowledge to responsible investment searches exclusively.
”“I believe in helping other people. I want to look back in 20 years and think that I had a positive effect on the people around me. I know that the part I play in building a successful business will enrich the lives of our clients and help them fulfil their purpose.”Neil FarrellFounder and Managing Director