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Charlie Nash

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Specialist Recruitment for Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Professionals

Welcome to Risk Reward Search (part of Risk Reward Group of Companies), a leading supplier of executive and contingent search solutions within Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Internal Audit.

We offer recruitment/executive search solutions for both permanent and contract roles on both a retained and contingent basis.

At Risk Reward Search we specialise purely in GRC recruitment for the global banking and financial services sector. With over a decade in risk recruitment, training and consultancy we maintain an enviable network of leading risk management professionals covering all aspects of qualitative and quantitative risk management and risk measurement across Operational, Market, Credit, Country, Liquidity and Political Risk.

Risk Reward Search was established to provide a leading recruitment enterprise solution for GRC professionals within the financial services sector worldwide. There is immense pressure for recruitment firms like us to offer greater value and client understanding at a time of business consolidation and stagnated talent availability. Risk Reward Search is built around three critical values vital in today’s market:

  1. Unrivalled risk knowledge
  2. Proven delivery
  3. Integrity to provide a high level of professional service, delivery and transparency

Our aim is to work closely with regulators, banks, asset/fund managers, hedge funds, insurers, and consultancies to deliver not only the best GRC professionals on the market but, more importantly, the right professionals based on a firm’s business objectives and corporate culture.

A Trusted International Resource - for your Global Business Unit

Our Integrated Service offering includes these value-added, high-quality deliverables:

  • A consistent and single-point recruitment solution with a global capability, offering the world’s largest financial services firms a supplier relationship that can provide the same high service-model across all its global business.
  • Experienced governance, risk and compliance practitioners and Internal Audit professionals from Risk Reward’s advisory practice  will support and attend  candidate pre screening interviews to enable technical assessment.
  • After - care candidate service. We offer a comprehensive free service of maintaining, coaching for 3 months.
  • Complimentary risk awareness survey/assessment for a new  CRO or Head of Risk to assess GRC knowledge, skills and techniques.
  • Comprehensive risk training from job level 1 to 5 within the organisation.
  • A unique ability to include training for candidates to obtain internationally recognised risk qualifications as a complete package. Offering greatly increased savings opportunity and candidate engagement.
  • Ability to source finance professionals and provide risk training in emerging markets where risk talent can be limited.

Quality, Value and Service Excellence

Risk Reward Search works in close partnership with its clients to ensure a thorough understanding of your specific business needs, and offers a tailored service strategically targeting candidates who will make a real difference to your GRC functions.

Our approach is to utilise our market knowledge, contacts and research services alongside our consultants’ risk knowledge. We believe it is paramount that your search partner shares your values, are highly ethical and the relationship is one built on trust.

We offer you complete confidence in identifying individuals for your organisation and ensuring that you receive the highest quality professional service.

Risk Reward Search offers appropriate talent acquisition solutions. We adopt an expansive approach to ensure we can offer you the widest search available.

As well as utilising the significant number of GRC professionals from our extensive database, we access our UK and international network of risk specialists, to enable us to profile and carefully assess the skills of potential candidates to suit the role and culture of your organisation.

Our approach is to combine both contingency and search recruitment, providing the flexibility of a contingency recruitment service with the structured approach of a search entity. This enables upfront costs to be kept to a minimum whilst still ensuring desired time-scales are adhered to.


Honesty, transparency and respect underpins everything we do. We know that candidates and clients want to do business with a company they can trust; when trust is at the core of a company, it is easy to recognise. At Risk Reward Search we believe that honesty and transparency are attributes crucial to developing and maintaining lasting relationships.

We treat our customers as we would expect to be treated. Whether that be complete disclosure of the deal to all parties involved or our “permission first” submission policy, Risk Reward Search is committed to maintaining the highest levels of professional and ethical conduct.


Knowledge Expertise, Knowledge + Practical Know-How

We have over a decade of supplying the highest calibre candidates to the risk management market. At its core our expertise covers Operational Risk, Credit Risk and Market Risk both quantitatively and qualitatively. We also cover Internal Audit, Governance and Compliance. We are technical recruiters with a strong understanding of Governance, Risk and Compliance . Supported  by practitioners from our risk advisory business we  deliver highly pre-qualified candidates. We also use senior risk and Internal Audit consultants to technically interview our candidates, a service proposition unmatched by our competitors.



Delivery is the single most important attribute that defines a modern search firm.

Its capability to deliver on its core values and its capacity to meet the expectations of today’s banking and financial services sector is of paramount importance.

At Risk Reward Search we have a decade of not just delivering the right GRC manager but delivering the right services to our clients. From high-profile retained searches on key executive hires to simple risk market perception feedback, Risk Reward Search delivers a service that guarantees client satisfaction.