Part of Baytree Group

Arbuthnot Yon

Our Expertise

We specialise in placing legal and risk professionals within the financial services and commerce & industry sectors.

Select your sector below to find out more.

Market Overview

Risk Management teams have been steadily growing since the global financial crisis in 2008,
with Operational / Business Risk at the heart of this growth.

Risk has become a key focus in recent years,
with constant new regulations bringing it to the forefront of most recruitment drives.

Now every financial services business requires an Operational Risk department to cover technical/systems risk, reputational risk and/or conduct risk, and to ensure effective mitigation frameworks are in place.

As Risk professionals come from a variety of backgrounds such as product, audit, compliance, legal, modelling/statistical or even military, their technical skill set and specialisms can vary.

They all must, however, have strong communication skills to be able to liaise effectively with both internal and external stakeholders across all levels, whilst having the confidence and diplomacy to challenge decisions as and when needed.

On a more technical level, as the regulatory landscape is constantly evolving, it is essential they keep up to date and swiftly communicate the changes in regulation and compliance to the business team(s) they support.

Sectors and Skill Sets

Sector Specialisms

  • Asset Management/Funds
  • Security Services/Custody
  • Private Equity
  • Investment Banking/Corporate Banking
  • Private Banking/Wealth Management
  • Brokerages
  • Clearing Houses
  • Trading Platforms/Exchanges/MTFs

Specific Skill Sets

  • Operational Risk modelling
  • ICAAP, Scenario Testing
  • Capital Requirements
  • Reporting and MI Analysis
  • Risk Assurance/Framework/Oversight/Controls
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Regulatory Risk
  • Front Office Risk
  • Product Specific Risk/New Product Risk Managers
  • Basel
  • Solvency II
  • Business Facing experience
  • Enterprise Risk
  • Risk Systems
  • Conduct/Reputational Risk

Transferable Skill Sets

  • Audit
  • Compliance
  • Cyber Risk
  • IT/Technical Risk
  • Change Risk
  • Credit/Market Risk

Role titles

  • Chief Risk Officer
  • MD/Head of Risk
  • Senior Risk VP/Executive Director
  • Senior Risk Manager/Risk Director
  • Risk Manager/VP
  • Risk Associate/AVP
  • Risk Analyst

Arbuthnot Yon

Legal - Financial Services.

07944 390 723
07900 692 209

Legal - Commerce & Industry.

07971 666 134


07834 599 636