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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Danos Associates is the leading global supplier of professionals with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, and New York.


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Senior Associate / Associate Partner, Risk Practice – Hong Kong

Senior Associate / Associate Partner, Legal Practice – Hong Kong

Senior Associate / Associate Partner, Compliance Practice – Singapore

Head of Research – London

Associate, Compliance Consultant – London

Executive Researcher, Risk Practice – London

Office Administrator – New York


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18 Jun

In this month’s podcast / video in our “Pathway To Success” series, Katherine Lord (Partner, Danos Group) interviews Elizabeth Willetts, Founder of Investing In Women.

Elizabeth has worked within Financial Services for over a decade. Following redundancy in September 2020, Liz wanted her next role to be part-time, as a working mum she wanted to address the balance between home life and work, but she struggled to find a professional part-time role. Today she is determined to change the perception of professionals working part-time and flexibly, she is launching a job board that is dedicated to promoting part-time (PT) and flexible working opportunities.

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During this interview Elizabeth and Katherine discuss…

  • Benefits for employers including a PT and Flexible workforce, and the positive effects on business productivity.
  • The most important advice for anyone looking for PT or Flexible work.
  • The biggest workforce challenges for people wanting to work in PT or Flexible roles.

And finally, Elizabeth provides her opinion on what see would like to see firms doing to support Diverse and Inclusive work opportunities, and who in the market is leading on this important approach to work. 

Thank you Elizabeth, for your time, insights and advice.

Look out we will be publishing more interviews soon…

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15 Jun

During the pandemic we saw increased community support and large acts of kindness. As firms drive their performance many businesses focus on “how” results are achieved in parallel to “what” is achieved. The “how” are the soft skills, such as kindness, empathy, resilience, ethical behaviour, and other positive character traits. As we move forward, these skills should no longer be viewed as “soft skills” and more like “essential skills”.

Hiring managers deem essential skills, as important as technical skills, if you want to develop yours the process starts with self-awareness and the knowledge of how you are perceived by others. 

Why are essential skills important?

Within the business world, kindness supports a culture in which people feel valued and respected, and if you feel valued and respected you are more likely to contribute more, as you feel confident to share new ideas and solutions, and your general commitment to work is higher.

How to be kind…

  • Avoid knee-jerk reactions.
  • Take responsibility and apologise.
  • Commit to improving on kindness.

Empathy allows us to identify with others and the problems they face. Empathy takes on greater meaning today as the pandemic continues to impact people’s physical, and mental health and their economic well-being.

Developing empathy…

  • Experience the major differences among people.
  • Learn to identify your own feelings – develop your emotional intelligence.
  • Regularly ask others for their perspectives and/or feelings regarding a situation.

Over the last year many people and businesses have shown high resilience levels. A resilient workforce benefits business, people are more motivated, capable of dealing with change, and less susceptible to burnout. It also improves employees’ overall health, as resilience and wellbeing in the workplace are closely linked.

Building your resilience…

  • Learn to relax.
  • Practice thought awareness.
  • Learn from your mistakes and failures.
  • Maintain perspective.
  • Build your self-confidence.
  • Develop strong relationships and networks.
  • Be flexible.

Business leaders are preparing for a future where there will be a greater need for an array of skills – both technical know-how and the essential skills will be required to determine their business success.

At the Danos Group we recognise great talent. We provide the best recruitment solutions for our clients, and we support and guide our talented candidates.

If you would like information on the current market, please contact our functional or regional experts for a confidential discussion.

09 Jun

We are seeing increased interest in Hong Kong national’s relocating to the UK for Compliance roles. If you are from Hong Kong and are a British National Overseas (BNO), you and your family members can apply for a BNO visa, allowing you to live in the UK for a period of 2 to 5 years with the ability to extend.

The UK Telegraph recently reported on the increase of Hong Kong families moving to the UK, and Mark Moorby, Head of Asia Pacific at Danos Associates was quoted regarding local hiring trends.

“The BNO scheme has transformed the Hong Kong hiring market. Normally we would be placing candidates into positions in Hong Kong, but now candidates from there are taking an interest in opportunities in London and the wider UK.”

If you are considering relocating and have existing Compliance, Risk or Legal experience then we can help advise you on the UK market and the best opportunities. Alternately if you are staying in Hong Kong and would like to take advantage of the openings brought about by local staff turnover, please contact us to discuss – the demand for high calibre talent has not been this high in Hong Kong for many years.

Danos Associates has offices in Hong Kong, London, Singapore, and New York. Our regional teams work together to support clients with hiring the best talent from local markets and oversees, and assisting those candidates who want to secure a new role in their homeland or further afield.

With our extensive network, deep understanding of global markets, and experience, it positions us perfectly to efficiently source the best individuals for your organisation.

If you would like to discuss your hiring strategy or the current market, please contact:

Mark Moorby | Lead Partner, Head of Asia Pacific
Tel: +(852) 2870 3007 | Email: markmoorby@danosassociates.com

Denis Spearman | Head of Compliance & FCC Practice, EMEA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7371 8332 | Email: dspearman@danosassociates.com

UK Telegraph Article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/05/31/exclusive-independent-schools-reap-benefits-hong-kong-families/