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Katie Vande Water

Katie Vande Water successfully partners with clients to place senior-level executives within the investment management industry.  Read more >

Katie Vande Water successfully partners with clients to place senior-level executives within the investment management industry. 

Katie brings more than 25 years of investment expertise to her clients in Investment Management & Research, Private Wealth Management, Investment Operations & Servicing, Financial Officers, Audit, Compliance & Legal, and Risk Management. She has completed searches for portfolio managers, analysts, research directors, strategists and traders within equities, fixed income, quantitative investments and alternatives as well as sales and distribution.

Prior to joining DHR International, Katie served as a Managing Director at a retained executive search firm specializing in Financial Services. Combining her experience in asset management and executive search, Katie focused on developing and diversifying the firm’s asset management client portfolio.

Previously she led the U.S. asset management practice for a global financial services executive search firm. Her clients included traditional and alternative institutional asset managers. Earlier in her career she worked at Wellington Management and Putnam Investments as part of their internal executive search teams. She began her career in executive search at J. Robert Scott, Fidelity Investment’s executive search boutique.

Katie is part of the Parent’s Council at St. John’s Preparatory School and has held similar roles at Brookwood School.  She previously served as a Board Member of Family-to-Family Project, a nonprofit working to prevent and reverse family homelessness in Massachusetts by providing timely financial assistance. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont. < Read less



Boston | North America
December 2018 | Pensions & Investments

Money managers turn to job cuts to steady ship

Faced with the weight of fee pressures and industry consolidation, many money managers are quietly cutting staff, either in a pre-emptive attempt to buckle down against headwinds and shift their business focus or more urgent cuts out of necessity, sources said. More >

October 2018

Managers Must Avoid 'Cultural Clash' as Data Teams Emerge: Report

Asset managers borrowing data-driven techniques to hunt alpha pioneered by their quantitative peers risk a "cultural clash" between data and investment teams, PGIM warns in a new report. The boom in alternative data and the implementation of new data science techniques, including predictive analytics and machine learning, is helping managers improve returns. But fusing together investment professionals and data experts, who have recently joined and may come from different industries, is creating a new organizational risk. More >