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Alternative Asset Management

Assisting leading alternative investment management firms in helping achieve investment goals for institutional clients such as insurance companies, pensions, and endowments.

Executive Search and Recruitment Firms

Direct Lending

Helping Direct Lending platforms that provide flexible financing solutions to companies across many industries. Specialty Finance, Real Estate, Asset Based, Financial Sponsors, and Venture Debt Finance.     

Business Development Companies

Collaborating with public and private BDCs to assist middle market companies in meeting their capital needs.

Investment Banks

Providing resources to bulge bracket & boutique Investment Banks across Banking, Origination, Sales, Trading, and Research

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CLO Managers

Advising CLO Managers of broadly syndicated and middle market loans. 

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Hedge Funds

Working with top hedge funds that employ strategies across ABS, Real Estate, Distressed Credit, Long/Short Credit, and Event-Driven.      

Our Founding Partners

Nick Bristol and Bill Ebinger have spent over two decades in the executive search industry, focusing on financial institutions and alternative asset management. They communicate daily with hundreds of specialists from all market areas to maintain a pulse on this ever-evolving industry. Both partners are committed to fully understanding your needs by listening carefully to what matters most — that's what makes Nick and Bill rise above the rest.

Managing Partner

Nick Bristol

Nick Bristol, our Founding Partner

Nick Bristol was an investment analyst with the Structured Finance Group at Prudential Investments, one of the largest buyers of private placement ABS.

Managing Partner

Bill Ebinger

Bill Ebinger, our Founding Partner

Bill Ebinger is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Bristol Ebinger. He is the head of the firm’s Alternative Investment Management business.


Bristol Ebinger helped us easily navigate a complex and competitive recruiting landscape. Their financial industry knowledge and commitment to delivering high-quality outcomes made them an invaluable partner in our talent acquisition efforts. We are grateful for their support and would recommend them without hesitation.

We've had the pleasure of working with Bristol Ebinger several times, and they have exceeded our expectations each time. In one instance, we needed to fill a crucial executive role within a tight timeframe. Bristol Ebinger's Managing Partners personally led the search effort, utilizing their extensive network and industry knowledge to identify several highly qualified candidates in record time. Thanks to their efforts, we were able to secure an exceptional individual that has made a significant impact on our organization.

Working with Bristol Ebinger was a game-changer for us. Hiring a Portfolio Manager was critical and time-sensitive, but we didn't have the time or resources to sift through countless resumes and conduct interviews. Their team took the reins and worked diligently to find us the ideal candidate. The best part? They saved us so much time! We're thrilled with our new hire and grateful to have Bristol Ebinger as a long-term partner.

The Bristol

Ebinger Edge

Welcome to Bristol Ebinger, a premier NYC-based executive search firm offering institutional financial services recruiting to alternative asset managers and investment banks for over 25 years.

Our differentiator is simple yet powerful: we identify, acquire, and retain exceptional individuals and teams that drive long-term value for our institutional clients. We are not just recruiters — we are trusted partners who execute talent acquisition strategies with unparalleled efficiency and deliver results that exceed expectations. 

When you work with us, you aren’t passed from one team member to another — instead, you'll receive personalized attention from our managing partners and exceptional service throughout the partnership.

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Get To Know Us

We don't just recruit talent — we cultivate relationships that last a lifetime. Since our founding in 2003, we have consistently partnered with executives, managing partners, and other key stakeholders from world-class organizations to deliver high-quality outcomes throughout the recruiting process.

Our team specializes in recruiting top-tier talent for the private credit market and is proud to be the go-to executive search firm for those looking to build exceptional teams. With our innovative approach and unparalleled expertise, we are disrupting the status quo and ushering in a new era of excellence in talent acquisition. Join us as we continue to set the standard for what it means to be a trusted partner in recruiting.

A Leading Executive Search Firm for Alternative Asset Management and Investment Banking.

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Who We Serve

Bristol Ebinger is proud to partner with various financial institutions and is dedicated to providing exceptional service and value to our clients, no matter the size or scope of their recruitment needs. 

Positions we focus on include Portfolio Management, Trading, Sourcing, Underwriting, Credit Analysis, Research, Quantitative Modeling, Sales, Banking, Origination, Structuring & Technology.

Asset classes we support include:

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Direct Lending

  • Corporate Loans

  • Specialty Finance

  • Rescue Financing

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