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Risk, Financial Crime & Compliance Recruitment

Stay ahead: Achieve risk & compliance goals with specialist recruiters

Amidst economic volatility, regulatory change, and shifting customer expectations, financial institutions need risk, compliance and financial crime professionals who are attuned to the threats, risks and opportunities in today’s market.

That’s why our Risk, Financial Crime & Compliance recruiters are renowned for their deep industry knowledge and far-reaching networks. So, if you’re considering your next move in the financial services sector, we’ll listen to you and understand what makes you tick. From retail and investment banking, wealth and asset management, to hedge funds and private equity firms - our staffing agency matches risk, compliance and financial crime professionals with the most dynamic financial services organisations in the UK.

Meet your expert risk, compliance & financial crime recruiters

Emily  Hamburg

Emily Hamburg

Risk & Compliance, London

Emily has been with Robert Walters since 2015 and has taken on responsibility for the Risk, Compliance & Financial Crime teams in London.

Megan  Craighead

Megan Craighead

Risk & Compliance, London

Megan has 8 years of recruitment experience, she partners with asset managers, hedge funds, and private equity firms on compliance hires at all levels.

Alex  Mason

Alex Mason

Risk & Compliance, London

Alex has a key focus on permanent and contract Compliance opportunities across Financial Services from Manager to Chief Compliance Officer positions.

Lucy  Bisset

Lucy Bisset

Risk & Compliance, Manchester

Lucy has almost 20 years experience within the recruitment industry, and has been with Robert Walters since 2011. Lucy now heads up the Manchester and Liverpool offices, supporting financial services organisations in the North with Risk & Compliance talent.

Habiba  Khatoon

Habiba Khatoon

Risk & Compliance, Birmingham & Milton Keynes

With over 15 years of experience in specialist recruitment services, Habiba has gained an extensive network across the Midlands & South East market. Habiba now oversees the Birmingham and Milton Keynes office.

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  • How do you effectively match candidates with organisations?

    We always consider the unique needs and culture of your organisation to find the best fit. Our recruiters assess candidates not only on their technical abilities and experience but also on soft skills, motivations, and how their values align with your company.

    As an established compliance staffing agency, we have crafted an effective candidate sourcing strategy that identifies candidates who add true value to the organisations they are matched with.

  • What distinguishes Robert Walters from other compliance recruitment agencies?

    Robert Walters stands out from other compliance recruitment agencies due to our deep industry knowledge, global reach, and innovative approach.

    Our teams share the rewards of every assignment, giving clients unrestricted access to our global database of registered candidates who trust us to find their next opportunity.

    Our recruiters are experts in their local market and specialism and have unique access to market intel - keeping our clients one step ahead of their competition.

  • What ongoing support do you offer candidates after placement?

    Our relationship with clients extends beyond the initial placement. We provide ongoing support to ensure a smooth transition for both the candidate and your organisation. This includes follow-ups to address any concerns, provide ongoing advice, and ensure that the placement is proving successful.

    Robert Walters is committed to building long-term partnerships with our candidates and clients based on trust and empathy. Read our candidate and client stories to find out more.

  • Can Robert Walters provide advice on market trends and salary benchmarks for risk, compliance & financial crime positions?

    With our finger on the pulse of over 30 markets worldwide, we offer the latest data and insights to help you make informed hiring decisions. Request a copy of our free Salary Survey guide for UK-specific insights on salaries and compensation trends in the risk, financial crime, and compliance sector.

    Additionally, our salary benchmarking service provides customised data on salaries and benefits. Request a sample report today.

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