Charles Sterling Group, LLC, a leading financial services executive search firm, announced today that Jim Cooper has joined the firm’s Asset Management Practice. In his role, Jim will be responsible for the delivery of Charles Sterling Group’s executive search and management consulting services to new and existing clientele.

Jim brings over 23 years of experience in asset management, having worked with a broad range of asset managers globally to assist them with investment talent acquisition and development, product creation and distribution, and succession planning. He joins Charles Sterling Group from Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (“AMG”) where he served as Director of Affiliate Development since 2007. Prior to this, Jim held several product management and market research roles for Fidelity Investments and BlackRock. He began his career as an analyst with Pioneer Investments.

“We are thrilled to have Jim join our Asset Management Practice,” stated Fran McCormack, a Charles Sterling Group Founding Partner and Asset Management Practice Leader. “Charles Sterling Group is committed to providing our clients with access to the strongest asset management practice in the industry. With the addition of Jim and his many years of manager development experience at a world class firm, Charles Sterling Group will enhance our position as leader in the placement of investment talent across the asset class universe.”

“I am looking forward to having him as part of the practice and working together to serve our clients,” said Katie Vande Water, Charles Sterling Group’s Asset Management Investments Practice Leader. “Jim’s experience working with the senior management of boutique asset management firms across asset classes and client types enhances our ability to deliver best in class leadership and executive search consulting services, market intelligence, and trends research.”