Compliance Executive Search

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

As compliance has become more and more integral to the functioning of banks and financial services organisations everywhere, firms are always in need of professionals with the knowledge, agility and experience to meet regulatory requirements.

Our search offerings:

Retained Search – we offer a flexible, bespoke and highly targeted approach across Director to Chief Compliance Officer level, driven by our clients’ needs. We utilise our extensive network and research capabilities to produce a market map of the target market then compile a comprehensive long-list or a detailed short-list of typically 6-8 outstanding candidates.

Contingency Search – our team has an unrivalled network across the compliance candidate pool and are continuously identifying, headhunting and meeting new talent. We work with a broad range of financial services firms globally placing high quality candidates focused from Associate to Director level.

Our experience, market knowledge and network allow us to headhunt the very top talent and we have placed many key figures in both compliance and financial crime with a particular focus on corruption and anti-bribery, as well as those integral to rolling out important regulation such as MiFID II and GDPR.

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.

We cover all areas of financial services; Banking, Private Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Asset Management, Insurance, Investment Management, Venture Capital & Private Equity, Capital Markets, Brokers, FinTech and Hedge Funds.

Led by a top compliance headhunter

The compliance practice is headed up by partner Denis Spearman. His experience and track record have earned him the reputation of being one of the most highly regarded and successful compliance headhunters in London.

We take the time to truly understand the needs of the client and the skills, experience, personality and motivators of the candidates so that we can match talent not just to the requirements of the role, but also to the style of the organisation.

The compliance recruitment market

In today’s market, compliance professionals are now a crucial part of financial services and every companies strategy.  Our wide range of clients, including the most elite in the industry trust us with their executive search to provide the very best regulatory specialists from mid to senior levels to drive innovative regulatory practices and keep them safe.

If you’re looking to strengthen your team, we’d love to show you how we can help.



Denis Spearman

Partner, Head of Compliance Practice

Tel:   +44 (0) 20 7371 8332


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Grant Potter

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Mark Moorby

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