Compliance Recruitment

Our Practice Areas

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Compliance Recruitment – Head of Compliance/CF10

Compliance Recruitment – Advisory (Private/Public-sides)

Compliance Recruitment – Monitoring & Testing

Compliance Recruitment – Surveillance (E/A/Trade/Holisitc/Pre & Post Trade)

Compliance Recruitment – Control Room

Compliance Recruitment – Buy/Sell-side

Financial Crime Recruitment – MLRO/CF11

Financial Crime Recruitment – AML/Assurance

Financial Crime Recruitment – KYC

We are a leading provider of compliance recruitment solutions for financial services firms

To enquire about our services please call 02078701019 or alternatively, click on the “Enquire Now” button below.

Compliance Recruitment Solutions

  • Retained Search – we offer a flexible, bespoke and highly targeted approach across to Compliance Recruitment; Director to MD level, driven by our clients’ needs. We use our extensive network of talent to produce a market map of the target market then compile a comprehensive long-list or a detailed short-list of typically 6-8 outstanding candidates.
  • Contingency Search – our Compliance Recruitment team has an unrivalled network across the Compliance candidate pool and are continuously identifying, headhunting and meeting new talent. We work with a broad range of financial services firms globally placing high quality candidates focused from AVP to Director level.

Compliance Recruitment Track Record

Rutherford Search has undertaken compliance recruitment mandates for some of the world’s leading financial services businesses including; investment managers, hedge funds/private equity, private wealth management, private client stockbroking, retail banking, consumer credit, payment services, fintech and investment banking to name a few.

We understand the differing compliance recruitment needs by discipline and sector as well as the nuances of an increasingly specialised candidate market-place.

Our Staff

We are not former compliance officers, our staff are experts in Headhunting and Candidate Attraction; we have applied these fundamental skills in building relationships over many years, such that our overarching compliance recruitment sourcing strategy is built around referral. Yes we do advertise on the major platforms but we know that isn’t where you find the hidden gems; that is build on market knowledge, credibility and trust built up over time.

Our Practice

We launched this business because the larger compliance recruitment businesses were not meeting client expectations in terms of both delivery and expertise. We are the only compliance recruitment firm in the City that specialises purely in compliance recruitment; we were surprised too –  have a google!



“Just to confirm that following my new role at a private bank, I worked with you to source a DMLRO for the compliance team. I was very happy with the role the Firm and particularly Kester Guy-Briscoe played during this process. He identified a candidate for the role who was a perfect fit, engaged with me appropriately and very effectively marketed the candidate to me and managed the process in a professional and competent manner. I would be very comfortable working with you again in the future should the opportunity arise.” Private Bank, Head of Compliance

“Rutherford Search have helped me source and place high quality candidates in various compliance roles over a number years. Rutherford Search have a good understanding of the compliance market place and conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism. I would happily recommend Jonathan, Ed and Kester to any firm seeking to recruit compliance officers at any level of experience.” Asset Management, Head of Compliance

“Just to confirm that following my departure from Deutsche Bank I worked with you to source my current position as Managing Director and COO for International Compliance.  I was very happy with the role you played during this process.  You identified a role for which I was a perfect fit, engaged with me appropriately and very effectively marketed the job to me and you managed the onboarding process with me in a highly professional and competent manner.  I would be very comfortable working with you again in the future should the opportunity arise.” Investment Bank, Compliance Managing Director

“Rutherford search 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.  Further, they work as a team and are available for calls/emails long past working hours!  Ed and John 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. This opportunity has opened up a number of possibilities for my future career and has helped substantiate my footing in the market.” Hedge Fund, Head of Compliance

“Jonathan, your having made two excellent Compliance hires for our London business, you would be my ‘go to’ person in the future.  You fully understood the briefs and the culture you were recruiting for which made the process efficient and transparent.  My candidates were also happy with their interactions with you which were professional but friendly.  It was a pleasure working with you, Jonathan, and you would be the first person I would recommend to others embarking on a recruitment process.” Hedge Fund, General Counsel/CF10

“Having worked with you to source our EMEA Head of Compliance I would be more than happy to recommend your professional and expert support. During the search process you demonstrated strong market knowledge and integrity. A valued, value add service.” Global Dealer-Broke, Head of HR

“Jonathan Skerrett was instrumental in assisting Liquidnet Europe in our recent search for a Head of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Affairs.  Jonathan 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/compliance profile we were seeking.   Equally important was demonstrated people management and leadership capabilities.  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 Search has also placed a contract surveillance person – again, superb match of fit and skills to spec.   Jonathan is personable, responsive and I highly recommend his services.” Dark Pool, Head of HR

 “Jonathan Skerrett placed me at my current role at DB, and I have always found him to be honest, professional and a man of integrity. I therefore have recommended him to colleagues and friends in the financial services industry in the past and he is definitely somebody I will continue recommending in the future!” Global Investment Bank, MLRO

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