Danos Group


Risk Executive Search


Danos Associates is a global leader in the compliance, risk and legal recruitment space. Our unparalleled network of professionals makes us the first choice for the world’s major financial services firms.

Recruiting into the compliance, risk, legal and financial crime sectors across financial services firms worldwide since 2004, our specialist knowledge and reach within the compliance talent pool is unrivaled.


With the risk function constantly evolving, financial services firms require innovative, flexible talent.


The digital age brings huge opportunities to the risk function. With broad coverage across the disciplines of risk management, we work with our clients throughout EMEA, the Americas and APAC to find experienced risk professionals with a combination of deep expertise and excellent soft skills.


Our coverage in the risk function includes:


      • Market Risk
      • Credit and Counterparty Risk
      • Operational Risk
      • Quantitative Risk, Model Validation & Development, and Methodology
      • Conduct and Risk Governance
      • Risk innovation and digitalisation
      • Risk data science and transformation

A global reach

As well as having offices in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, we have recruited extensively across Europe, headhunting and executing numerous search mandates in countries such as Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Geneva, Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Zurich, Madrid, Jersey, Guernsey and even Gibraltar.


Our experience, market knowledge and network allow us to headhunt the very top talent and we have placed many key figures in critical roles across our financial services. Our wide range of clients, including the most elite in the industry trust us with their executive search to provide the very best risk specialists from mid to senior levels to drive innovative practices and keep them safe.


The risk recruitment market

Ever increasing regulation and regulatory change continues to drive hiring across all disciplines of Risk Management but a particular area of importance at the moment is tackling the ever evolving threat of cyber crime. The most talented people are needed to be able to strategise, identify issues and build out teams that are smarter and faster than the criminal’s as they attempt to stay one step ahead. It has not only driven the inception of cyber risk teams and divisions within an organisation but specialist practices within consultancies.


Proven ability of applying AI and machine learning techniques in a practical environment with a deeper knowledge of the risk models, processes and regulations themselves is where the cream of the crop lie. Such a unique skill set is a competitive space in the financial services and this is what makes our candidate pool so special.




Ruaridh Brown-Hovelt

Associate Partner, Head of Risk and Quant Practice

Tel:+44 (0) 20 3889 5757

Peter Umesi

Associate Partner, Head of European

Tel:+44 (0) 20 7010 1155

Adnan Maddix
Associate Partner, Head of Singapore

Tel:+65 6950 4505