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Through extensive training and experience, we ensure that every consultant at Rutherford is a market expert; a receptive ear and a trusted voice in their industry.
If you are looking for truly specialised regulatory compliance recruiters, get in touch with our headhunters today.
Our firm covers recruiting for Compliance, In-house Legal, Private Practice Legal, Risk and Financial Crime, all within the financial, professional and legal services sectors.
Trusted Governance and Compliance Headhunters in London and around the globe
Our greatest pride is our people. Our boutique firm has some of the best compliance and legal recruitment consultants in the UK, the US and the APAC region, who have built highly curated networks over the years.
If you are looking for your next career move, speak to our compliance recruitment agency consultants for a confidential conversation or to discuss our regulatory compliance jobs on offer, hiring processes, or for more information on our regulatory and in-house legal recruitment agency.
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Search to Succeed
Rutherford is a highly specialist regulatory compliance risk recruitment agency in London, New York and APAC founded in 2011.
Ever since its inception, our agency's focus has been legal and compliance within the financial and professional services sectors. Our success lies in dedicated work recruiting compliance professionals within the space.
Our team of top compliance and legal headhunters in NYC, London and APAC has worked tirelessly in the past decade to build a vast network of strong regulatory talent.
A Cut Above The Rest
Over the years, we have identified both the rising stars and the best-experienced talent in our market, accompanying them along their professional journey. Our compliance and legal headhunters have developed carefully curated relationships to ensure we always guarantee a perfect cultural fit for our clients, some of the most renowned financial services firms across the globe.
A More Diverse Offering to Better Respond to Your Needs
In recent years, we have added some new specialisms in order to meet our client's needs, providing now an even more comprehensive pool of regulatory and governance talent.
To find out more about our new disciplines contact our Risk, Strategy and Operations team or our New York Cyber Security team for full details. We help source the leaders of today to make you thrive.
Every day we are building relationships with the future legal and governance leaders and identifying the problem solvers, strategic thinkers and innovators.More about us
We value honesty and integrity as well as long-lasting partnerships with our clients and candidates.See our values
We are a dynamic bunch, with expert consultants and a back-office team dedicated to the highest levels of service delivery.Meet our team
Why Rutherford as Your Compliance Executive Search Partner?
We have a reputation for quality, reliability and market knowledge and professionalism. Don't let us go on about it though; see what clients and candidates have to say about us instead.
We do the hard work for you. We have a rigorous screening process and will only send you a select few of the most qualified resumes to peruse.
RETENTION & COST
A good recruitment agency should be able to place employee that will last in their position. We are confident in our retention rate: 94% of our permanent placements made in the last two years are still in position today.
Services Tailored to Your Needs
Rutherford provides different types of services to its clients, with the goal to always find a solution that is best suited to their recruitment needs.
As a compliance executive search firm, we offer retained search services for niche, highly specialised roles in the field. We will adopt a tailored and rigorous approach to secure premier compliance candidates.
For a quicker delivery, you can opt for our contingent recruitment services which have been built to meet your short-term hiring needs. Our compliance headhunters will tap into their sizeable network and database to bring you top talent in the sector.
Compliance AssociateNew York $90,000 - $140,000
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Executive Director - ComplianceLondon
Rutherford have been mandated on a unique opportunity to join our elite boutique Investment Banking client’s growing London team, at Executive Director level. The client are looking to develop the successful candidate into the SMF16/17, which is currently held by the General Counsel.
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Some of Our Clients
There aren't enough words to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to Rutherford for their assistance in helping me land an amazing role at a phenomenal private equity firm.
Rutherford's Compliance recruitment consultants were friendly, proactive, encouraging, and extremely helpful in guiding me through the recruitment process. I never once chased them and was consistently on the receiving end of calls, getting regular updates on the progress made. They kept an open and honest line of communication and spent a considerable amount of time prepping me at each stage of the process.
Their technical knowledge coupled with their down-to-earth personality makes Rutherford undoubtedly an amazing choice of a compliance recruitment firm if you're considering a career move in the legal or compliance sectors.
Compliance Associate, Leading European Private Equity Firm
During the time I have known Rutherford, their compliance recruitment team have shown a combination of efficiency, consistency and a frankness which is rarely found amongst their competitors. I have been consistently impressed by my compliance headhunter's attitude whenever we have interacted. He was very encouraging and patient, just a genuinely nice person too. Would highly recommend him and Rutherford, and will be eternally grateful to them for helping me secure a role at my dream firm.
Compliance Director, Generation Investment Management
We have worked with Rutherford Search on a number of occasions to find candidates for regulatory/compliance positions and I’ve always found their London compliance recruitment team 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.
Their compliance recruiters 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