superior executive search & representative in the field of quantitative finance

what our clients are saying

I have had the pleasure of working with Adrian Burt over the course of many years. He is a consummate professional who consistently gives considered attention to our needs, preferences, and expectations in screening candidates for us. The result has been a level of quality several quanta above other recruiters we have used and a smoother, more pleasant process all first stop in seeking help with recruitment. - Head of Quantitative Research, Proprietary Trading

areas of expertise

  • Algorithmic Trading
  • High Frequency Trading
  • Agency and Principal Program Trading
  • Proprietary Trading
  • Equity Statistical Arbitrage
  • Equity Volatility Trading
  • Index/ETF Arbitrage
  • Equity Long/Short Trading
  • Automated Options Market Making
  • Relative Value Fixed Income
  • Derivatives Pricing
  • Execution Strategies
  • Market Risk Management
  • Portfolio Risk and Optimization
  • Portfolio Management
  • Analytics/Quantitative Development


Adrian N. Burt Bearing Advisors, Principal

The firm's founding partner, Adrian Burt, possesses over a decade of executive recruiting and professional representation experience. His primary focus is working with professionals in the field of quantitative finance and assisting in their search for growth in the areas of systematic trading, quantitative research and strategy, portfolio management, risk management and front office technology. His success stems from his depth of experience and a broad contact base coupled with a highly professional approach that places utmost importance on confidentiality and providing a very targeted and controlled search for his clients. His client list includes many of the leading hedge funds, foreign and domestic banks and proprietary trading firms in the field.

Prior to founding Bearing Advisors, LLC, Adrian Burt worked for 13 years as an integral part of the Capital Markets recruiting practice of Smith Hanley Associates, LLC. While at Smith Hanley, he co-founded the Quantitative Research, Trading and Technology recruiting team. Adrian completed a BA in History from Hobart College in 1993.