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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.
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Compliance OfficerCity of London
Our client, a global multi-strategy hedge fund with c. $10bn AuM, is looking for a Compliance Officer to join its London-based team. The successful candidate will be responsible of overseeing core aspects of central compliance functions within the firm.
Compliance OfficerCity of London
Our client, a renowned multi-strategy asset manager with c. $40bn in AuM, is currently looking for a Compliance Officer for its London office. The successful appointee will be joining the Compliance department, which manages the daily compliance obligations of the European business and supports the Global Compliance Program.
Head of ComplianceCity of London £85,000
Our client, a leading European real estate/investment management firm based in London, is currently looking for a Head of Compliance. They are seeking an experience compliance professional who is looking to take the next step up to Head of Compliance.
Chief Financial OfficerCity of London
We're helping to appoint a part-time Chief Financial Officer to join an established boutique recruitment firm on a part-time basis.
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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
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