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We work with the best financial services companies in London, across the UK and in New York. Over the last decade, we have been able to provide outstanding recruitment services to firms who are leading the way across the globe, by securing the best compliance, financial crime, legal and cyber security talent on the market.
At Rutherford, we have a reputation for quality, reliability, market knowledge and professionalism.
But don't let us go on about it. Have a look at the below testimonials instead.

"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. "

COO at TT International

"During the time I have known Jackson, he's shown a combination of efficiency, consistency and a frankness which is rarely found amongst his competitors. I have been consistently impressed by Jackson's attitude whenever we have interacted. He's very encouraging and patient, just a genuinely nice bloke too. Would highly recommend him, and will be eternally grateful to him for helping me to secure a role at my dream firm."

Compliance Director, Generation Investment Management

"I had the pleasure of working with Rutherford 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 and will continue to recommend Rutherford to anyone seeking new opportunities."

Compliance Officer, Softbank Investment Advisors

​"Rutherford have helped me source and place high-quality candidates in various compliance roles over a number of years. The 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 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

"Having made two excellent Compliance hires for our firm in London, Rutherford will be my go-to recruitment partner in the future. They fully understood our briefs and the culture they were recruiting for, which made the process efficient and transparent. My candidates were also happy with their interactions with the team, which were professional yet friendly. It was a pleasure working with them, and they would be the first firm I would recommend to others embarking on a recruitment process."

Chief Legal Officer, Eton Park International LLP

"Rutherford was instrumental in assisting Liquidnet Europe Limited in our search for a Head of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Affairs. They presented a selection of candidates with a range of experience. Each CV was a match to our requirements and to our cultural fit. This was no small feat considering the hybrid legal and compliance profile we were seeking. In the end, each area of our spec was met and the incumbent in the role is settling in nicely.

Subsequent to this search, Rutherford has also placed a contract surveillance person - again, superb match of skills to spec. The Rutherford team is personable, responsive and I highly recommend their services."

Head of HR - Global Talent Engagement, Liquidnet Europe Limited

"During the entire process, I felt very well looked after and that my best interests were core during the entire process. I'd definitely recommend taking this route to friends. What particularly surprised me was the individual and honest career advice, which definitely helped me make the right decision."

Compliance Officer, Deutsche Bank

"Rutherford has been a pleasure to deal with. They were 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 approached Rutherford in September 2020 looking for a new role and they couldn't have been more attentive. They kept me updated, ensured clear communication through the process from introduction to offer and ensured I moved to the best opportunity. They were highly attentive and hard working."

Control Room Analyst, Citadel

"Rutherford knows the London market extremely well. They know all the players in the space and can speak to each's professional history and personality. They are very open and honest when communicating roles as well as any feedback a firm has after reviewing your resume or an interview. They always make a case for their clients and are extremely thoughtful in the roles they put you up for. Without them, I wouldn't have been able to move to London! I would recommend them to any colleague or friends in the Compliance space."
Vice President (Compliance) at SoftBank Investment Advisers

"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 helping 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 are considering a career move in the legal or compliance sectors."
Compliance Associate, Leading European Private Equity Firm

Rutherford is a London-based executive recruitment agency, which specialises in four core disciplines: compliance, financial crime, legal and cyber security. If you are looking for your next recruitment partner and are interested in our services, get in touch with our team or send us an email at