About HFObserver

HFObserver’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive dashboard on human capital developments in the alternative asset management/hedge fund sector.

We believe that achieving this mission in the dynamic hedge fund sector requires

  1. A systematic approach to tracking talent developments at the industry, firm, and individual level
  2. A level of industry expertise/understanding that allows for optimal content curation
  3. A deep network that supports the systematic approach and expertise, ensuring timely quality of intelligence

Additional: We also offer bespoke human capital data consulting and talent strategy services.

Founding of HFObserver

HFObserver (HFO) was founded by Claude Schwab, who served as Bridgewater Associates’ talent strategist prior to launching HFO. Claude was formerly a partner at executive search consultancy Heidrick & Struggles (NSDQ: HSII), where he ran the firm’s Alternative Asset Management Practice/North America. Claude joined HSII after his recruiting firm was acquired by HSII in April 2008.

Claude has written several publications on the hedge fund industry, including the industry’s first career guide, Hedge Me, and one of the industry’s first compensation reports, Pay Me. Claude continues to write for HFObserver’s exclusive trend and career sections.

A graduate of The Wharton School (MBA), Columbia University (MA), and University of Pennsylvania (BA), Claude started his career in strategy consulting and venture capital (media & entertainment).

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