HR Business Partner

Brevan Howard Asset Management

Brevan Howard Asset Management

People & HR
Geneva, Switzerland
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

Info about the Role:

The Business Partner will influence and build relationships with teams, managers, and key stakeholders at Brevan Howard. As part of this role, you will drive critical HR processes, improve business efficiencies, and promote best HR practice.

Brevan is a fast-paced business, and the HR function is dynamic as a result. This is a truly ‘client facing’ role where you will have the ability to influence and challenge across the client group. You will be confident in delivering HR solutions to facilitate business objectives.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the primary point-of-contact and people expertise for business units of responsibility within the Geneva & Paris office

  • Consults with leadership to assess talent needs and acts as a strategic partner and advisor on all HR topics, e.g., team organization, leadership development, hiring needs, skill gaps, employee issues, restructures, succession, etc)

  • Facilitates and implements firmwide HR processes locally (e.g., performance reviews, promotions, compensation cycle, etc).

  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR team to develop solutions, programs and policies

  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations when needed

  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with legal team members as needed

  • Provides day-to-day guidance to line management and team members (e.g., coaching, counselling, career development, performance)

  • Works closely with leadership and team members to improve the employee experience, build morale, and increase productivity and retention

  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation

  • Liaises with recruiting, legal, and team management to develop contract terms for new hires, promotions, and transfers

  • Identifies training needs for teams and individual coaching needs; follows up to ensure success

  • Performs other related duties as assigned



  • Previous experience in a fast-paced investment management firm

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication

  • French - Fluent


  • A focus on continuous improvement

  • Dependable, mature, trustworthy, enthusiastic and an excellent team player

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills

  • High degree of discretion and firm understanding of the requirement for confidentiality

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to manage and grow positive relationships at all levels, internally and externally.

  • Forward thinking and able to prioritise

  • Workday experience