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  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Compliance, Financial Crime

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Jonathan Skerrett

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    0207 870 1019

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

Rutherford is currently looking for a Head of Global Anti-Financial Crime (MLRO) based in London, UK.

Our client, the global investment arm of a US-based financial services organisation - one of the largest global asset managers - is seeking an experienced financial crime professional to enhance their existing systems and controls in relation to anti-money laundering matters. The firm invests in real estate, businesses, farmland as well as infrastructure. The successful candidate will regularly engage with the firm's directors and key business stakeholders, both in London and in the United States.

This role requires specific specialist asset management financial crime experience.

Key Duties

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and deliver the risk-based financial crime framework

  • Identify potential financial crime risks and establish processes and controls which could mitigate them

  • Spearhead assessments and reviews of transactions and client onboarding

  • Provide training and assistance to compliance colleagues in the European and APAC markets

  • Report to senior management and board with all matters in relation to financial crime

Your Profile

  • Must have previous recent asset management financial crime experience

  • SME in the regulatory requirements and practices in relation to financial crime and its many facets

  • Experience in establishing, enhancing and maintaining a financial crime programme

  • Experience of working for an institutional asset manager, preferably in the compliance function

  • Also desirable: experience or exposure to the Luxembourg, German, Singaporean or Hong Kong requirements

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.

Remote Working

We are currently looking for regionally-located Compliance and Financial Crime professionals from the following areas who would be interested in working for London firms on an interim working from home basis: Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey or Hampshire.

We are also interested in hearing from candidates in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Winchester and Salisbury.