Banking and financial services

Our legal, risk and compliance recruitment teams support banking and financial services businesses to hire the highest quality talent in the market.

Explore Banking and financial services recruitment


Trusted legal, risk and compliance search and recruitment in the banking and financial services sector 

From emerging fintechs to the world’s biggest banks, we have partnered with some of the world’s leading companies over the past three decades as they have built and expanded their in-house legal, risk and compliance functions. 

Forming long-term partnerships with professionals and businesses, we are a market leader in the sector. Whether companies are looking to hire their first lawyer or expand their risk team internationally, we are a trusted consultancy with an impeccable reputation. 

benefits

By choosing to work with us, you will benefit from: 

Genuine global reach

Our 13 global offices have completed projects in more than 55 locations.  Through our extensive network we can consistently deliver in your search for talent  

An unrivalled track record

We are a recruitment partner you can trust

Market longevity

We pioneered the first recruitment consultancies in numerous global locations. We offer local market knowledge on a global scale

Focused expertise

Focused expertise. We are a legal, risk and compliance specialist search and recruitment consultancy, dedicated to the legal, risk and compliance professions. We speak your language and understand your markets 

Tailored services

We tailor our services to suit your needs and goals. Typically, they include contingent and retained search, permanent, temporary and interim recruitment as well as consultancy solutions 


Roles we typically recruit for include: 

Legal

Global general counsel  
General counsel  
Legal director  
Head of legal  
Interim general counsel  
Interim head of legal  
Senior legal counsel  
Legal counsel 
Interim legal counsel 
Contract manager
Paralegal

Risk

Chief risk officer
Risk director
Head of risk  
Risk manager 
Quantitative manager  
Risk analyst  
Quantitative analyst
Senior market risk analyst
Market risk project manager 
Credit manager  
Special counsel

  

Compliance

Chief compliance officer 
Compliance director  
Head of compliance  
Head of data protection  
Compliance manager  
Compliance analyst
Conflicts analyst 

Latest insight

Global in-house market report 2022

Welcome to the Taylor Root 2022 Global in-house market report. In what has once again been an unprecedented year, we felt that it was more vital than ever that our annual commentary on the in-house market was being informed not only by our global team of specialist consultants but also by you, our global in-house community.

People in a meeting

Banking and financial services legal market update

  • Posted October 4, 2022
Where to begin to summarise the last 12 months in the financial services and banking legal markets? Here is a brief overview from Taylor Root’s perspective. Jump to each key area: Salary hikes Sector activity Buy-back and counteroffers Flexible working Sponsorship for foreign lawyers Regional candidates Advice to candidates Summary Salary hikesThe hiring landscape has […]
  • Market Insight

Australian Legal Industry – Partner Movements Update | FY22 Q1-Q4

  • Posted October 3, 2022
Partner Perspectives – FY 22 – Q1 to Q4 Taylor Root is pleased to present our insights into the latest partner moves across Australia, July 2021 to June 2022, via our interactive web-based format, Taylor Root Partner Perspectives. The below analysis covers most of the movements of lateral partners and teams in Q4 of the financial […]
  • Career Advice

Why taking up a contract role might be beneficial to your legal career

  • Posted September 21, 2022
“I’m concerned that taking on an interim contract role will reflect poorly on my resume.” 5 PQE Real estate lawyer contemplating a move in-house “I think this 6 months’ contract role came at an opportune time – it was between this, or taking a sabbatical just to figure out what I want for myself. At […]
  • In-house

The growing market for junior in-house lawyers

  • Posted September 2, 2022
For our most recent webinar we were joined by three fantastic panellist: Kunaal Wharfe | Deputy General Counsel | Dentsu International,  Sam Lester | Legal Director (EMEA) | TD Securities and Victoria Davies | Legal Director | Twitter UK. Hosted by Takis Anatolitis and Georgie Miller from Taylor Root, the team discussed how best to […]

looking to hire in Banking and financial services?