Danos Group


The Danos Group is a leading provider of permanent and interim Compliance, Financial Crime, Risk and Legal recruitment services for the world’s leading institutions, enabling them to fulfil their legal, risk & regulatory responsibilities. With offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore, 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.

Danos Associates is a leading contingency and search firm specialising in mid to senior level permanent hires across the Financial Services, and Commerce & Industry sectors.  We deliver a personalised, discreet recruitment and selection service to an elite client base across a global market.

As one of the leading Compliance, Financial Crime, Risk and Legal recruitment agencies we deliver top quality professionals to the world’s leading…

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Danos Consulting provides experienced Legal, Risk and Regulatory interim and consultancy professionals to firms in Financial Services, the Public Sector, and leading organisations, including consultancies. With an unparalleled talent network, we provide experienced, first class practitioners cost effectively.

We have a bench of over 1500 Compliance, Risk and Legal Consultants, which we use to resource projects...

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


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Head of Research – London

Associate, Compliance Consultant – London

Executive Researcher, Risk Practice – London

Office Administrator – New York

Senior Associate / Associate Partner, Risk Practice – Hong Kong

Senior Associate / Associate Partner, Legal Practice – Hong Kong

Senior Associate / Associate Partner, Compliance Practice – Singapore


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08 Jul

Hiring activity is now seeing a significant uplift on the previous year. We are seeing an extremely active and fast-moving market across the whole of the US. All our client firms have shaken off any inertia from 2020 and are racing to secure the best talent in a very active market.

Whist this environment sees hiring managers competing with multiple firms for top talent in most hiring processes, candidates are also seeing high levels of competition from their peers when interviewing, as the industry in general is open to opportunity right now.   

While Financial Services Compliance hiring is active across the board, we are seeing demand for strong talent on the buy side and in the general FinTech space.  Financial Crimes Compliance is also seeing a surge of activity with demand for strong talent across sectors. 

Another common trend across the US is compliance personnel wanting to move into a more “developing” or emerging part of the market, away from traditional banking.  Most popular seems to be any firm that focuses on the ESG / Sustainability space.  This sector is also in growth, so is presenting opportunity for talent to make that move away from the more traditional parts of the industry.  

“Return to the office” is a major discussion point generally, but particularly as part of interview processes.  While many firms are realizing that remote or flexible working can be a long-term solution, others are planning a pre-Covid office working situation to be implemented as soon as possible. 

With the levels of hiring happening across the industry, decisions on this subject are being slightly forced, as new employees will need to know their obligations before joining a firm.  In fact, a firm’s “return to the office” policy can be a deal breaker when trying to land new talent.  

From a workforce perspective, the attitude towards working from home seems to be split.  Some people want to be back in a collaborative office environment, while others are eager to retain remote working flexibility and not to return at all to big city office working situations.  

How the industry navigates “return to the office” will continue to play out over the coming months but our guess is that most firms will retain some form of flexible working arrangement for employees, but 100% work from home arrangements will diminish over time.  

For more information on the market or you would like a copy of our latest salary benchmark reports, please reach out to the US Danos Associates team:

Grant Potter | Partner, Head of Americas
Tel: +(1) 212 600 4827 | Email: gpotter@danosassociates.com

Jared Weber | Senior Associate
Tel: +(1) 212 600 4834 | Email: jweber@danosassociates.com

Jolene Lally | Associate, Compliance Consultant
Tel: +(1) 212 600 4903 | Email: jlally@danosassociates.com

30 Jun

It has been regularly reported how technology is creating innovative pathways for criminals to launder the proceeds of their illegal activity, including cryptocurrencies and peer-to-peer transactions.  

Advanced technology is accelerating sophisticated financial crimes, and as a result financial institutions are responding by adopting new technologies, such as advanced behavioural analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics, deployed well, they can help identify suspicious behaviour, reduce the number of false positives and improve response times. 

Tech-savvy criminals will continue to grow. Financial institutions and regulators must invest in developing new technology toolkits.  

At Danos Associates we are seeing both the authorities and the international banking system increasingly looking to leverage the latest digital technologies in their quest to disrupt financial crime.

The demand for new hires in technology focused financial crime roles is hastening, and there is an increased demand for talent with specialist skills and experience in: 

  • Python for programming SQL & building models. 
  • Transaction monitoring, data visualisation, strategy & optimisation. 
  • Financial Crime data analytics. 

Our clients have expressed their concern that the active candidate pool for these skills is small, they have reached out to us, to use our search skills to uncover talent that is not necessarily active in the market, and we have used our networks and methodologies to successfully fill multiple client mandates.  

If you are looking to hire within financial crime and would like to discuss the current market, please reach out to Claire Singer, who is happy to discuss: 

Claire Singer | Senior Associate, Compliance
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3889 5739 | Email: csinger@danosassociates.com

28 Jun

The Danos Group has published the latest Banking & Financial Services Salary Benchmark Report for US Compliance & Financial Crime roles. This report outlines salary levels for US Compliance & Financial Crime roles from entry level to senior roles with more than nine years’ experience.

Areas included:

  • FinTech
  • Sell Side Compliance
  • Buy Side Compliance
  • Financial Crimes Compliance

The report also includes the current trends influencing hiring and compensation and covers:

  • Market competitiveness
  • Growth sectors
  • Working from home / returning to the office
  • Your career

We also have a dedicated Senior / MD Compensation report available on request.

If you are looking to hire in US Compliance & Financial Crime, or would like to discuss the market, please feel free to reach out to the US Danos Associates team: 

Grant Potter  I  Partner, Head of Americas
Tel: +(1) 212 600 4827  I  Email: gpotter@danosassociates.com

Jared Weber  I  Senior Associate
Tel: +(1) 212 600 4834  I  Email: jweber@danosassociates.com

Jolene Lally  I  Associate, Compliance Consultant
Tel: +(1) 212 600 4903  I  Email: jlally@danosassociates.com