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Head of Compliance

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    City of London

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    Jackson Baker

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  • Contact phone:

    0207 870 7409

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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​Our Client

Our client, a leading Private Equity firm with c. $25bn in AuM, is currently looking for a Head of Compliance. The successful candidate will support the firm in managing and further developing a best-in-class global Compliance function. Leading a small team of compliance professionals, the Head of Compliance will also be expected to hold the SMF16 and SMF17 functions in due course.

Main Duties

  • Provide oversight of the firm's compliance function, team and strategy

  • Report to the Board on compliance and risk matters, whilst advising its members on developments, processes and any relevant updates

  • Provide regulatory advice and liaise with outside legal counsel when necessary

  • Represent the firm in any communication piece or dealings with the regulators

  • Implementation of compliance monitoring programme, compliance manual and its associated policies

  • The maintenance of compliance in line with applicable regulatory requirements (MiFID II, AIFMD, SMCR, MAR, etc.)

  • Manage the business' compliance training programme

  • Actively promote the further development of a compliance management culture within the company

Your Profile

  • University degree - further legal training desirable, though not necessary

  • Preferably experience within private equity

  • Good technical skills across general compliance areas and disciplines

  • Risk management experience or knowledge desirable

  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrable track record in managing teams

  • The ability to advise senior management

Please get in touch with Jackson Baker for a confidential discussion.


Direct Line: 0207 870 7409

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 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 professionals from across the United Kingdom who would be interested in working for London firms on an interim working from home basis: Kent, East Sussex, 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.