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Rutherford specialises in compliance recruitment, legal resourcing and cyber search.

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Our deep market knowledge and trusted long-term relationships have helped us bring the best talent to our clients.

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Through extensive training and experience, we ensure that every consultant at Rutherford is a market expert; a receptive ear and trusted voice in their industry.

Looking for a compliance recruitment partner? Get in touch to talk about what you want. Our firm also specialises in Financial Crime, In-house Legal, Private Practice and Cyber Security.

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Our disciplines

We recruit technical experts and talented individuals into permanent, contract and fixed-term roles across various sectors in our core disciplines of Compliance, Financial Crime, Private Practice Legal, In-house Legal and Cyber Security.

94%

of permanent placements made in the last two years are still in position

71%

of our searches have been exclusive or retained in 2019

96%

success rate on exclusive mandates in 2019

58%

of our placements in 2020 were from a diverse background

Search to Succeed

Rutherford is a highly specialist executive recruitment firm founded in 2011.

Our focus is legal and compliance recruitment within the legal, financial and professional services sectors, in London and New York. We also specialise in financial crime and cyber security recruitment, within the same spaces.

We draw on carefully curated networks, relationships and market knowledge to understand what represents a cultural fit.

About Rutherford

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About Us

Every day we are building relationships with the future Governance Leaders and identifying the problem solvers, strategic thinkers and innovators.

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Our Values

We value honesty and integrity as well as long-lasting partnerships with our clients and candidates.

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Our Team

We are a dynamic bunch, with expert consultants and a back office team dedicated to the highest levels of service delivery

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Rutherford is growing and looking for ambitious new talent to help us continue our expansion.

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Our clients

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Testimonials

​We have worked with Rutherford Search on a number of occasions to find candidates for regulatory/compliance positions and I’ve always found their team of compliance recruiters to be professional and helpful. They’ve done a great job of helping us find the best possible candidates and we have always been very pleased with the service offered. The compliance recruitment team is proactive and reliable, invested in understanding and meeting our needs as a client and, most importantly, they are able to find and suggest great candidates which meet our specific briefs. The quality of service and candidates that we have received has always been high and this is indicative of Rutherford’s well-deserved reputation in the market.

Global Head of Compliance & Regulatory, FTSE 250 Asset Manager

The Rutherford team was extremely helpful throughout my process. By staying constantly in touch and sharing their expert knowledge of the market, they made the moving process feel like very light work on my end. On top of being a team you want in your corner during a transition, they were also very respectful of my role criteria and they only presented opportunities that were worthy of serious consideration. I wouldn't be so happy at work right now if it weren't for their compliance recruitment team.

Deputy Head of Compliance, Man AHL

​The Rutherford team was fantastic and extremely helpful when placing me in my next role. From taking their time to best understand my requirements to great diligence with the roles their clients presented to them, they wasted no time and spent each day working to guarantee success. A top recommendation from me for compliance recruitment specialists in London.

Legal and Compliance Professional, Pollen Street Capital

​Working with Rutherford was an absolute pleasure, helping me secure my new position. They were very responsive and gave a lot of support throughout each stage of the recruitment process. I would definitely recommend their compliance recruiters to those seeking a professional move!

Compliance Professional, Lansdowne Partners

The Rutherford team has been a pleasure to deal with. Their compliance recruitment team is friendly, helpful and professional throughout and, when we hit a stumbling block in the process of my being recruited for a new role, they immediately resolved it.

Vice President - Compliance, BlackRock

I had the pleasure of working with Rutherford's compliance recruitment team when I decided to look for new career opportunities. They were incredibly dedicated to my case throughout the whole recruitment process. This included reviewing and enhancing my CV, getting a first interview, scheduling and preparing for subsequent interviews, getting to know key stakeholders, reviewing the offer, salary & benefits, and even supporting my Tier 2 visa application process. The Rutherford team is very professional and made the transition into my new role stress-free. I am truly grateful for the support that I've received from their compliance recruitment specialists and will continue to recommend Rutherford to anyone seeking new opportunities.

Compliance Officer, Softbank Investment Advisors

I have worked with Rutherford on a number of compliance and legal searches over the years. They have consistently helped recruit top quality individuals into the firms I have worked for. Their knowledge of the market is fantastic and, importantly, they spend time getting to know the vacancy and the firm to ensure that they put forward the right candidates. Highly recommend their compliance recruitment firm.

COO, TT International

​Rutherford have helped me source and place high-quality candidates in various compliance roles over a number of years. The compliance recruitment team has a good understanding of the compliance market and conducts itself with integrity and professionalism.

Head of Compliance, Miton Group

Rutherford sets the standard in professionalism and transparency in the executive search industry for compliance. Importantly, the firm acts with integrity. They have a good handle on the hiring environment, what's moving and trends. Furthermore, they work as a team and are available for calls and emails long past working hours! The compliance recruitment team exhibited a vested interest in ensuring that I was the right fit for the role they were trying to fill. Communication during the interview process was clear, consistent and honest. They were good coaches and helped me land a rewarding role with a reputable boutique hedge fund.

Compliance Officer, Cairn Capital

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