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A splash of cold water. That might be Q3 in a nutshell.

Rewind three months and optimism was high. A market rally and continued growth in executive hiring served as confirmation for optimists, despite stubbornly high-interest rates and global conflicts.

Now, it seems those flurries of activity were anomalies.

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  • In the public sector, opened executive search dropped 29% while the S&P 500, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq all posted their first quarterly declines in more than a year.
  • Within private equity, companies saw a 15% decline in opened searches while exit values fell 41% QoQ.
  • In venture capital, opened searches fell 12% while quarterly deal count hit a three-year low.

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