Headhunter opens London office

Tory Hyndman joined David Barrett Partners, opening the New York-based executive search firm’s first overseas office in London.

“It’s a great time” for an executive search firm focused on asset and wealth management to be expanding, David Barrett, the firm’s managing partner, said in an interview. There’s pent-up demand for key hires, with institutional clients reallocating money and asset management firms adjusting to new market realities, he said.

Ms. Hyndman comes from the London office of Heidrick & Struggles, where she served as a partner focused on asset and wealth management. A Heidrick & Struggles’ spokeswoman said Ms. Hyndman’s responsibilities have been assumed by other team members.