Financial Services

Redgrave Partners’ Financial Services practice has a breadth of executive search experience across UK retail financial services that is second to none.

Our specialist Financial Services practice advises retail banks, building societies, cards/consumer finance business, general insurers, life & pensions firms and wealth management companies on Board and ExCo appointments.

Our pre-eminent heritage as a pan-sector provider of Chief Financial Officer (and CFO leadership team) search services means that shrewd clients select us as partners on for project aimed at identifying senior financial leaders, including those with specialisms in financial control, FP&A, tax, treasury, investor relations etc.

The global economic backdrop, low domestic interest rates and what has been called ‘the Tsunami of regulation’ makes the business of retail financial services increasingly complex. The organisational structures of our larger clients – whether retail banking PLCs or insurance firms – are amongst the most granular in any market segment. As a result, we also advise on the attraction of senior leadership specialists (for example, in HR, risk management, legal & compliance, analytics, underwriting etc.), as well as talented executives with ExCo potential and backgrounds in distribution, marketing, proposition management and/or IT/operations.

Arguably, our flexibility is best highlighted by our impressive track-record for both PE-backed and mutual clients. However, taking the time to understand our clients’ prevailing cultures – regardless of ownership model – is only one ingredient in Redgrave Partners’ ‘recipe for success’.

We believe it is crucial that the team you meet is the team which delivers the search. With Redgrave Partners, what you see is what you’ll get. The team whose insight you buy into will leverage its market knowledge and extensive networks of trust-based relationships to identify the best shortlist possible, and do so within minimum timescales. At the same time, we recognise the importance of sharing of market intelligence proactively – on prospective candidates and competitors alike – and providing regular progress reports and management information, with regulatory scrutiny in mind.

In summary, we are differentiated not just by our experience, relationships and market insight, but also by our determination to add value over-and-above just recommending world-class candidates who’ll make a positive, long-term difference to any business.

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