Danos Group


Danos Associates is a leading provider of Compliance, Risk and Legal recruitment services in the financial services arena across the Americas, EMEA and APAC

Danos Assosciates is a global specialist Compliance, Risk and Legal recruitment agency.

As one of the leading Legal, Risk and Compliance recruitment agencies we deliver top quality professionals to financial services firms.

We provide a personalised, discreet recruitment and selection service to an elite client base across a global market.

We pride ourselves on being able to match talent not just to the requirements of the role, but also to the style of the organisation.

Denis Spearman, our partner and Head of Compliance started his compliance recruitment career at an AIM listed recruitment firm in 2005 and is now one of the leading Compliance headhunters in Compliance, professional recruitment. His experience and that of the team he has built around him together with our unparalleled network of talent makes us the Compliance recruitment agency of choice.

Ruaridh Brown-Hovelt joined in 2015 with extensive experience in Risk Management recruitment to head up our Risk executive search. He has extensive experience as a Risk headhunter in Credit, Market and Quant Risk recruitment, as well as Regulatory and Operational Risk recruitment. As part of our Risk recruitment agency space, he has a successful track record delivering to a broad client base inclusive of; investment and retail banking, the buy-side, consultancies and trade associations.

Our Associate Partner, Head of Legal Practice James Limburn qualified as a Barrister in 2000 and commenced his career in financial services Legal recruitment in 2000. He joined Danos Associates in 2016 to establish Danos’ Legal recruitment agency function. James has proved to be an exceptional Legal headhunter, enjoying a high degree of success placing candidates at all levels from NQ to General Counsel with major international banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, fund managers, insurers, family offices and other financials. Our Legal skill-set and reach make Danos Associates a really formidable Legal executive search firm.

Our practices


A global leader in the Compliance space, we offer an unparalleled network of professionals across all markets...

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With opportunities comes challenge: our network of qualified Risk professionals have the skill and experience to drive change...

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The growing synergy between the Compliance and Legal functions means we have access to more specialist talent...

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Danos Associates is the leading global supplier of compliance professionals with offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.