Arbuthnot Yon

Our Expertise

We specialise in placing legal, compliance and company secretarial professionals within the financial services and commerce & industry sectors.

Select your sector below to find out more.


We specialise in placing legal, compliance and company secretarial professionals into the financial services sector on a permanent, interim, contract or project basis.

Our experience precedes the 2007 global financial crisis, and we have weathered Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this post-pandemic era, we have pivoted and adapted our approach to meet the changing needs of our candidates and clients.

The In-House Professional

The financial services sector is a challenging and stimulating environment to work in, and the role of the in‑house professional constantly evolves.

Whether a technical expert or generalist, the in-house professional must be an effective ‘risk manager’ and ‘solution provider’ to keep the business moving forward.

Those best equipped to deliver sound and timely advice should be commercially aware, be able to juggle competing demands of the business and effectively communicate with others.

Sectors and Skill Sets

Sector Specialisms

  • Asset Management/Funds
  • Private Equity/Family Offices
  • Private Banking/Wealth Management
  • Investment Banking/Corporate Banking
  • FinTechs/Cryptocurrency Houses
  • Alternative Lenders
  • Trading Platforms/Brokerages
  • Clearing Houses/Exchanges/MTFs
  • Security Services/Custody

Specific Skill Sets

  • Regulated Funds/UCITS
  • Alternative/Investment Funds
  • Blockchain/Cryptocurrency
  • Private Equity
  • Capital Markets (Debt/Equity)
  • Structured Finance
  • Structured Products/Derivatives
  • Prime Services
  • Financial Services Regulation/Payments
  • General Banking/Lending
  • Leveraged/Acquisition Finance
  • Distressed Debt/Restructuring
  • Electronic Trading
  • Custody/Securities Lending
  • Fund Administration

Transferable Skill Sets

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Contracts
  • IT/IP
  • Data Protection/Privacy
  • Employment
  • Real Estate

Role titles


  • General Counsel/Deputy General Counsel
  • Head of Legal & Compliance
  • Head of Legal/Deputy Head of Legal
  • Senior Legal Counsel/Legal Counsel
  • Sole Counsel
  • Transaction Manager/Execution
  • Lawyers – for Front Office/Product Development Teams
  • Lawyers – for Compliance Teams
  • Paralegal/Legal Executive


  • Head/Deputy Head of Compliance
  • Head of Regulation & Policy
  • Head of Financial Crime
  • Compliance Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Compliance Assistant/Analyst
  • AML/KYC Officer

Company Secretarial

  • Group Company Secretary
  • Deputy Company Secretary
  • Assistant Company Secretary
  • Company Secretarial Assistant

Arbuthnot Yon

Financial Services.

07944 390723
07900 692209

Commerce & Industry.

07971 666134