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<b>The Goldman Sachs of headhunting</b>

    Headline: The Goldman Sachs of headhunting
Source: Euromoney
Date: February 2000
Editor: Peter Lee

Philippa Rose is about to be named in a poll by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the leading individual headhunter in financial services in Europe. The firm that she founded in 1981, The Rose Partnership, came out as the best overall search firm. The EIU contacted thousands of senior executives in European financial services, ranging from heads of corporate finance and M&A to private banking and forex. The EIU claims this constitutes unprecedented market research and analysis.

For good measure, The Rose Partnership was also named best search firm in corporate finance, reflecting Philippa Rose's personal status in the field that sustained her operation in its early years. The Rose Partnership was retained in the early 1980s by Goldman Sachs to help it build is premier franchise in Europe, attracting 40 key investment bankers.

In recent years, The Rose Partnership has expanded to cover private equity, structured finance, fixed income and derivatives and foreign exchange. Its most recent ventures will be in asset management and retail financial services. It remains small, with a staff of 34 and a strictly limited client list.

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