Rutherford are specialists in the recruitment of the finest in-house lawyers serving the financial services industry.
Commercially driven and highly trusted, coupled with the capacity to dedicate time to a variety of tasks in a given day, means the in-house Legal counsel is not just simply an adviser to the firm, but will often have a seat at the decision-making table as well.
The highly-regulated environment of financial services means that the modern in-house counsel is able to provide accurate and time-sensitive advice to the organization that can be relied upon. The Rutherford team works with some of the best performing asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms globally, and are committed to ensuring top in-house lawyers are placed with our clients.
Our in-house lawyers sit within leading private equity firms, private credit firms, hedge funds and asset managers.
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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Senior Lawyer EMEA AlternativesCity of London
Our client, a global wealth manager, is looking for an English qualified solicitor to provide legal coverage for its alternative asset management businesses. The firm has a global reach with operations in over 40 countries. This presents a fantastic opportunity to work for an organisation that rewards extraordinary performance, delivers innovative products and specifically curated advice.
General Counsel - Hedge FundCity of London 190000
Our client is a c. $1 Billion AUM Hedge Fund founded in the early 2010’s, specialising in commodity trade finance in emerging markets with a focus on ESG investments. The fund has demonstrated solid growth, due to the advent of Basel III and the reduction of competition from investment banks.They are seeking a permanent General Counsel to join their London office. This is an exciting time to join the firm, as they’re looking to increase their AUM and bolster their ESG offerings.
Regulatory Lawyer (Hedge Fund)City of London
Assets under management in range of between $10 Billion and $20 Billion. Our client has a small Legal & Compliance team typical of a firm of this size, so excellent teamwork and communication skills are necessary.
Restructuring Associate - 2-6 PQECity of London
Team and Role Supporting the partners in connection with primarily non-contentious insolvency mandates. Assisting on transactional insolvency mandates, including advising in connection with CVAs, pre-packs and issues arising in connection with trading administrations. Advising directors in connection with their own obligations in the context of an under-performing business. Working closely with our leveraged finance team to ...
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 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 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