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Risk Management Recruiters

The Risk Managment Recruitment Specialists Helping You Secure the Best Risk Management Talent in the Market

For more than 10 years, Rutherford has been recognised in the industry as a leading compliance and risk management recruitment firm in London, finding the best risk talent in the financial services sector.

Our knowledgeable operational risk recruitment headhunters are known as experts in the field, as they constantly keep on top of the latest news in the space. This knowledge, coupled with their strong understanding of the industry's intricacies and their vast network of risk professionals, has helped Rutherford secure its reputation as one of the best boutique risk management recruitment agencies in London.

Finding the Best Talent for Your Team

There is a reason why Rutherford is known as one of the best risk managment recruiting firms in London. Our top risk search firm recruiters work with some of the best performing investment managers, hedge funds, and digital marketplaces globally, and are committed to ensuring our top talent is placed within the best risk management jobs. 

Every day, our risk management recruiters source the best risk professionals on the market to ensure their background, aspirations, and overall personality represent a cultural fit for the clients they service.

Our highly specialist headhunters have extensive knowledge in the in-house legal market, making Rutherford a top choice if you are seeking a risk management recruiting firm in London or pursuing the best risk jobs as talent. 

A Wide Network of Qualified Candidates

Our team of risk management recruiters specialises in sourcing the most sought-after risk professionals in the market across the discipline's numerous functions - operational risk, market risk, credit risk, cyber risk and so forth.

Unlike other risk management recruiting frims, Rutherford's decade long experience has allowed for our consultants to grow, nuture and maintain relationships with their network of risk management professionals.

A Proven Track Record of Success

Rutherford have a great succes with client and acandidates offers different types of risk recruitment services to always meet its clients' hiring needs. 

Our Retained Search Servicesare an ideal solution for businesses seeking niche, highly specialised risk professionals. Our risk management recruiting firm, in London, will adopt a tailored and rigorous approach to ensure our clients secure the finest talent on the recruitment market. 

Rutherford's Contingent Recruitment Servicesis a great option for companies on a tight timeframe, who have short-term hiring needs. Our specialist risk management recruiters will tap into their large network of candidates and bring la crème de la crème to its clients.

Need some more convincing? If you are thinking about finding top risk management recruiting frims in London to support you with your current search, or want to know more about the recruitment procedure, have a look at Rutherford's testimonials.

Partner With a Leading Risk Management Recruiter

If you wish to find the right risk management talent for your firm, get in touch today with Rutherford's risk management recruiters for a confidential conversation around your hiring needs.

Market Risk Analyst
​One of the main risks that businesses seek to hedge against is Market Risk. This kind of risk often refers to macro risk events like failed harvests and other natural disasters, manmade disasters (like conflict and political strife), inflation, interest rates and recessions, etc.


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


of our searches have been exclusive or retained in 2020


success rate on exclusive mandates in 2020


of our placements in 2020 were from a diverse background

Risk consultants

Rutherford was unreal. Recruitment does not have a great rep in my opinion with a number of folks within the sector making everyone look bad for many reasons.

Rutherford was different they worked as if it was their last placement ever. Produced more than any other agency I have ever worked with. Credit to them.

Head of Information Security, Software Company

​Rutherford sends strong candidates, they have a good conversion rate, represent us well, follows instruction and are generally really pleasant to deal with.

Experienced Hire Recruitment, Quantitative Trading Firm

Rutherford was v easy to work with, adapted to my schedule and messaging preferences and helped to prep me for the interview.

Technology, Quantative Trading Firm

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

​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

Rutherford's compliance recruitment team knows the 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, SoftBank Investment Advisers

​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

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. The team is highly attentive and hard working.

Control Room Analyst, Citadel

​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

​Rutherford recently placed me into my future role. At all stages of the recruitment process, they has been extremely positive, has provided excellent guidance with regards to interview preparation, and ensured I was kept up to date with news from the company throughout the selection process, providing timely feedback after the end of each stage. They have been an absolute joy to work with, and if you are looking for a new Compliance role, I can’t recommend them enough!

Financial Crime Manager

Having worked in the interim MLRO/Financial Crime market for more than 10 years, I have worked with a number of recruiters and sourcing agencies. However, amongst them I found Rutherford to be more professional than most I have encountered.

I have no hesitation in recommending associates to contact them if they are looking to recruit, as I am at times when in an interim role, or if they are looking for AML or other financial crime roles in the financial services sector.

Interim MLRO, DNB

​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

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