About Us

Rutherford is a boutique executive compliance recruitment firm. We specialise in bespoke retained and contingent searches for the financial services sector.

Our clients range from major international investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms and wealth managers through to prop-traders, HFTs and dealer-brokers. Rutherford leverages years of focused market knowledge, relationships and networks to source the highest calibre candidates and bring our contacts the most exciting opportunities.


The last decade has seen an explosion in the demands placed upon financial services organisations and individuals by the domestic and international regulators. Firms are increasingly looking for their Compliance, Audit and Risk functions to evolve  to meet these. Dramatic changes in politics, policy, international regulation and technology have made it more crucial than ever that firms invest in their Governance and Controls. It is our job to ensure that our Clients have the right people in these business-critical roles so that their firms can enjoy a safe and prosperous future.

Every day we are building relationships with the future Governance Leaders and identifying the problem solvers, strategic thinkers and innovators.

Our Values

  • Ownership – As an employee owned business we take literal collective and individual responsibility and ownership for delivering for the Client, for fostering the relationship by ensuring integrity, honesty and professionalism. Taking responsibility for developing deeper market knowledge, for marketing the Client effectively and for providing service of the highest standards.
  • Client Focus – We do not want to partner with every bank or wealth manager. As a UK-centred niche supplier our goal is to partner meaningfully with select Clients to deliver exceptionally high service standards as well as build long-term relationships. We want to anticipate issues for our Client and provide the solution effectively and efficiently.
  • Candidate Focus – We do not want to talk to everyone. We want to identify and talk to the future leaders of our Client’s businesses. Our focus is on nourishing the relationships with the Candidates who matter to our Client.
  • Challenge – to continually revisit and improve our strategy, allocation of resources, processes and procedures to better align Rutherford Search to meet the above Values.




  • Asset Management
  • Hedge Funds
  • Private Equity
  • Private Wealth
  • Stockbroking
  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate Banking
  • Exchange
  • Retail Banking
  • FinTech
  • Payment Services

  • Chief Compliance
  • Compliance Director
  • Advisory Compliance
  • Monitoring & Testing
  • Reviews
  • Regulatory Policy
  • Generalists
  • MLRO
  • AML Officer
  • Interim
  • Perm