Core-Asset Consulting Strengthens Asset Management Division

Core-Asset Consulting - 30-Oct-2017

Core-Asset Consulting, the financial sector recruitment specialist, has added to its asset management expertise with the appointment of Liam Hughes* to the newly-created position of Senior Business Manager.

Liam joins Core-Asset Consulting this month and will report to Betsy Williamson, Director of Asset Management. He will be responsible for permanent mid-to-senior level asset management roles – both in the UK and internationally – as well as account management and helping grow Core-Asset Consulting’s client base.

Previously, Liam spent 11 years at Barclay Simpson, a leading global corporate governance recruitment and executive search consultancy. He's worked in a variety of locations, most recently as Country Manager for Barclay Simpson in Hong Kong.

Commenting on the appointment, Betsy Williamson said:

“Liam fits extremely well with Core-Asset Consulting’s multi-discipline, sector-specialist approach to recruitment. He has over a decade of expertise working across risk management, compliance, information risk, cyber security, audit and in-house legal roles.

“He also has considerable experience in operating across different geographies and time zones. This will really add value to our asset management clients, who are increasingly willing to consider high-calibre candidates from overseas.

“With the complexity of asset management roles increasing allied with our clients’ growing need to compete for talent globally, Liam’s appointment to Core-Asset Consulting is an exciting and timely one.”


*Concise CV – Liam Hughes (photograph available on request)

Professional Experience


Aug 2016 – Oct 2017 Director/Country Manager, Barclay Simpson (Hong Kong)
Jul 2015 – Jul 2016 Senior Consultant, Barclay Simpson (Edinburgh/London)
Feb 2015 – Jul 2015 Sabbatical
Jan 2011 – Feb 2015 Manager, Barclay Simpson (Edinburgh)
Jun 2007 – Dec 2010 Senior Recruitment Consultant, Barclay Simpson (London)
Jul 2006 - Jun 2007 Recruitment Consultant, Barclay Simpson (Edinburgh/London)



2003 BA Hons in Anthropology, University of Durham

About Core-Asset Consulting

Core-Asset Consulting is a leading independent recruitment company dedicated to the asset management, accounting & finance, asset servicing, legal and wider financial services sectors in Scotland. A specialist recruiter based in Edinburgh, it offers its clients tailored solutions for permanent and interim positions. Core-Asset Consulting is an accredited member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.


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