Free cookie consent management tool by TermsFeed Compliance Recruitment Agency London | Pure Search | Pure Search

Compliance and Financial Crime

Recruiting mid to senior professionals across the Compliance sector. From specialists to heads of departments, we know the people you need.

Recruitment specialists in the
compliance sector

We help people navigate the challenges faced in the fast-changing regulatory landscape of Compliance across the EMEA Region.

Our decades of experience have established us as an essential partner for financial and professional service businesses looking for technical experts, from first placements to C-Suite.

Compliance professionals have a niche skill set which requires a specialist recruitment team to understand. We provide permanent and interim hiring solutions for leading financial institutions, drawing upon our extensive, trusted global network of top-tier professionals. Our client base includes Investment and Corporate Banks, Investment Managers with public and/or private markets focus, Brokerages, Commodities Houses, and Consultancies.

Financial Crime and Compliance

Since 2013, our Financial Crime and Compliance recruitment team have been working with financial services institutions across Banking, Insurance, Asset Management, Fintech and Payments. We are the trusted partner to our diverse range of clients. We recognise the importance for their teams to comprehensively understand financial regulations and risk assessment techniques to protect their organisation. Our carefully curated, trusted network of fincrime professionals provides premium and reliable talent solutions.

Why partner with our
Compliance specialists?

Our expert knowledge of the regulatory requirements and trusted relationships we’ve built allows us to comprehensively understand each role and the needs of our clients and candidates.

Ready to talk? Speak with our team directly at

We understand that each position requires specific and often complex disciplines.

Our extensive global network allows us to source dynamic candidates from a wider pool of qualified talent.

We recognise how Compliance teams are structured firm by firm.

This helps us know exactly what skills are needed and can advise on potential growth areas within teams.

We find not only the best talent, but the right talent.

We assist Heads of Compliance and Financial Crime by identifying experts in each area and ensuring they align with the relevant cultures.


Our network and relationships with industry innovators and current and future experts support our clients. We ensure the right people are in place to deliver implications and improved efficiencies and standards. 

What makes
us different?


It’s not simple to navigate the up from the down when regulations change pace so frequently. But it’s what we do best. We actively share our comprehensive insights and market data and provide guidance to lead the way in finding talent who can adapt and evolve with these changes.

We are the experts. We specialise in aligning with clients' compliance exposure and have decades of team experience in our fields.

We are more than just a team of search and recruitment experts. We work to create long-term partnerships that go beyond the job placement and support individuals and businesses as they start their new roles. We’re here for as long as you need us throughout your career.


Examples of our roles in Compliance and Financial Crime

Typical Risk and Compliance jobs we hire for include:

  • Head of Compliance
  • Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)
  • Compliance Advisory
  • Compliance Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Regulatory Development/Affairs

Head of Compliance

Leads the compliance function, ensuring that the organisation adheres to relevant laws, regulations, and internal policies.

Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)

Responsible for implementing and overseeing a company’s anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program.

Compliance Advisory

Provides day-to-day transactional advice to revenue-generating teams within the institution.

Compliance Monitoring and Surveillance

Provides oversight and execution of the firm's Compliance Monitoring Programme.

Regulatory Development/Affairs

Manages regulatory compliance and engages with government bodies to ensure the organisation operates within legal and regulatory frameworks.

"The team at Pure are excellent at recruitment. They know their market very well and are extremely professional to deal with. They place people in the right roles, providing detailed insight into the clients represented. They're perceptive and easy to deal with, handling difficult situations with integrity. I would definitely recommend Pure to both employers and people looking to become employed/contractors alike.”


Financial Crime

Our latest Compliance and Financial Crime roles

Find the right
Compliance and Financial Crime fit

Get in touch

Ready for the
right role?

Whatever your next career move, we’re here to guide you through every stage, from application to interview, negotiation and beyond. Let’s find your next exciting opportunity.

Ready for the right candidate?

Building the right team takes more than just searching. It requires market intelligence and a trusted network of partnerships. Our recruitment experts will help you find the best talent to drive your business forward.

Let’s talk

Want to speak with us? Whatever your challenge or ambition, talk to one of our team members, and let’s find the right way forward.