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We recruit technical experts and talented individuals into permanent, contract and fixed-term roles across various sectors in our core disciplines of Compliance, Financial Crime, In-house Legal and Private Practice Legal.
of permanent placements made in the last two years are still in position
of our searches have been exclusive or retained in 2019
success rate on exclusive mandates in 2019
of our placements were female in 2019
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Rutherford is a highly specialist executive search firm founded in 2011.
Our focus is legal and compliance recruitment within the legal and financial services sectors, in London and New York. We also specialise in financial crime and cyber security recruitment, within the same spaces.
We draw on carefully curated networks, relationships and market knowledge to understand what represents a cultural fit.
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KYC QC OfficerCity of London
Our client, a well-established corporate bank, is looking for candidates whose main role will be responsible for quality checking cases completed by KYC Analysts and for providing feedback on areas of development to strengthen analyst’s overall knowledge on policy, processes and procedures.
Principal Penetration TesterCity of London 100000
Our client is a challenger cyber security firm with a global footprint that offers managed security and consultancy services to its customers. For more than 15 years, the firm as been building long-standing relationships with their clients, continuously defending their people, property and data against cyber security threats.
Interim Head of ComplianceCity of London 80000
Our client, an insurance advisory firm, is recruiting for a Head of Compliance (SMF16/17). The candidate will be responsible for overall running of the compliance and risk function including advising the Executive Committee on risk management and compliance activities. Direct report into the Group CFO.
Practice Co-Lead: Cyber Security and Risk, Transformation & Change - Financial Services AdvisoryLondon 150000
A leading advisory firm is looking for an experienced and dynamic Associate Partner to join their team in the UK. This is an opportunity to work on the cutting edge of digitally-led technology transformation at a time when cyber and technology risks are at the forefront of business continuity planning.
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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
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
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
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, TT International
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 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 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
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