199. Tory Hyndman of Charta Partners: Putting Human Capital at the Forefront

Tory Hyndman is a Partner at Charta Partners. She has had a career of 25 years in executive search focused on investment management, having spent time at Heidrick & Struggles as well as David Barrett Partners, where she established the London office and wider EMEA business. She is passionate about educating women about careers in the City and is a volunteer for Founders4Schools as well as Maths4Girls as well as an Ambassador for The Diversity Project.

Our conversation starts with Tory’s upbringing in Vancouver, her university career at Queen’s in Kingston and how she was first introduced to the concept of executive search. A spell in Hong Kong followed and then a long career in some of the most storied search firms servicing the financial sector.

This deep dive into human capital starts with her craft – attracting and retaining it. We discuss how hybrid working has led to lower turnover in some quarters, and how it has leveled the playing field for so many. We look at the areas where attracting talent has been challenged and how the changing shape of social media – including in particular LinkedIN – is changing the landscape for search.

We then move on to another aspect of human capital – finding it and lighting the spark for math and finance at an early stage. Tory is passionate about encouraging financial literacy and getting more girls to study STEM. She describes the impact of such programs and the work that she does for The Diversity Project as an ambassador.

Series 3 of the 2023 Fiftyfaces Podcast is supported by Eagle Point Credit Management. Eagle Point Credit Management is a specialist investment manager principally focused on income-oriented credit investments in niche and inefficient markets. Founded by Thomas Majewski in partnership with Stone Point Capital in 2012, Eagle Point currently manages over $7.8 billion in AUM. Investment strategies pursued by the firm include collateralized loan obligations (“CLOs”), portfolio debt securities, and other opportunities across the credit universe. Currently, we believe that Eagle Point is the largest investor in CLO equity in the world and one of the largest non-bank lenders focused on providing financing solutions to credit funds. Learn more about Eagle Point at http://eaglepointcredit.com/