Financial Crime

Financial Crime is becoming an ever-increasing tool utilised by Organised Gangs, infiltrating the financial services sector with sophisticated methodology.

Around the world, regulators and law enforcement agencies are progressively acknowledging that the predominance of economically-driven crime is a considerable threat. Estimates show that the problem costs on a global scale around 3% of GDP. The UK is a particularly attractive hub for those seeking to launder dirty money, commit fraud and engage with insider trading.

As a result, the financial services sector is increasingly investing in financial crime specialists to fight against this problem. This has resulted in an overall recruitment drive for professionals to work for all manner of financial services, particularly within Anti-Money Laundering, Counter-Terrorist Financing, Fraud, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and Sanctions Monitoring.

A career in financial crime investigation and prevention is now a hugely exciting prospect and candidates in this field are highly in demand.


of permanent placements made in the last two years are still in position


of our searches have been exclusive or retained in 2019


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of our placements were female in 2019

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KYC QC Officer

City 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.

Anti-Money Laundering Advisory Associate


​​Our client a leading bank is looking for an AML Advisory Associate to join their Birmingham team. Regulation, Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) protect the integrity and reputation of the Firm, they manage the Bank’s risks and help to avoid unintentional rule breaches and conflicts of interest. At the same time, they also advise on ethical conduct, governance issues and keep the organisation up-to-date on regulatory and political challenges.

Financial Crime Compliance Officer

City of London

​​Our client, a unique FinTech Platform and well-established name in the challenger bank industry is looking for an experienced Financial Crime Officer to join their London team. In this role, you will be given the opportunity to work with industry leaders that are looking to utilise the newest technologies to drive innovation in the marketplace.

AML Oversight Officer

City of London

​Our client, a fast growing and successful Fintech are looking for an AML oversight officer to join their London team. The firm have plans to build the most advanced data driven intelligence AML platform becoming world-class in the field.

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Compliance Officer, Deutsche Bank

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Chief Legal Officer, Eton Park International LLP

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.

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