The job market in asset management may not be back to pre-crisis levels, but hiring will likely pick up after second quarter earnings reports, says recruiter George Wilbanks, president of Wilbanks Partners.

Wilbanks left Russell Reynolds Associates in the fall of 2011 to start his own search firm, Wilbanks Partners, despite difficult market conditions. Wilbanks hit the ground running and last July helped sustainable and responsible investment shop Calvert Investments find its head of distribution, Lynne Ford, former chief executive of Individual Retirement at ING US.

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