A Sample of Our Track Record: Global Chief Compliance Officer, FTSE100 Global Asset Manager Group Chief Risk Officer, FTSE250 Wealth Manager Group Head of Internal Audit, Prominent UK Asset Manager/ Pension Scheme Independent Chair of the European Board, Japanese Corporate Bank EMEA & APAC Chief Compliance Officer, £500bn AUM UK Asset Manager Independent Chair of the Board, Financial Planning Network UK Chief Compliance Officer, Global Custodian Bank International Chief Risk Officer, US$1trn AUM US Asset Manager Europe Head of Internal Audit, US$5trn AUM US Asset Manager INED / Chair of the Risk Committee, Japanese Investment Bank EMEA Head of Compliance – Alternatives, US$1.5trn AUM US Asset Manager EMEA Chief Risk Officer, US$1.5trn AUM US Asset Manager EMEA Head of Internal Audit, Japanese Investment Bank INED / Chair of the Remuneration Committee, US$60bn AUM Asset Manager Director of Regulatory Liaison, Prominent UK Asset Manager Global Head of Investment Risk, FTSE100 Global Asset Manager UK Head of Financial Services Internal Audit Practice, Major Consultancy INED / Chair of the Risk & Governance Committee, Major Investment Platform Head of Regulatory Affairs, Big Four Accounting Firm Global Head of Enterprise Risk, Prominent Global Asset Manager Group Finance Director, Prominent Global Asset Manager INEDS for Board of UK Fund Company, Japanese Asset Management Group Head of Investment Compliance Advisory, Prominent UK Asset Manager Europe Head of Operational Risk, Global Corporate Bank Europe Chief Financial Officer, Prominent Global Private Equity Firm INED / Chair of the UK Audit & Compliance Committee, Indian Banking Group Head of Distribution Compliance, FTSE100 Global Asset Manager Head of Regulatory Risk and Compliance, Major UK Life Company Group Head of Finance, FTSE250 UK Asset Manager General Counsel / Chief Compliance Officer, Niche Hedge Fund Head of Risk and Compliance, Multi-Family Investment Officer INED / Chair of the Europe Corporate Governance Committee, MENA Banking Group Head of Risk & Compliance, Niche Hedge Fund Chief Risk Officer – Wealth & Platforms, FTSE100 Global Asset Manager UK Head of Financial Crime, Global Custodian Bank EMEA Head of Financial Crime, Global Custodian Bank Head of CASS Oversight, FTSE250 UK Asset Manager Big Four Regulatory Consulting Director, UK Asset Management Practice

Our Services

As an established and highly experienced specialist search firm, we enable our clients to manage risk, meet their regulatory obligations, and grow responsibly. We do this by introducing them to the world’s best senior and emerging leaders across the compliance, financial crime, risk management, internal audit and finance disciplines, and at board-level. 

We also aid people-oriented decision-making by managers, and direct hiring of exceptional candidates by internal talent teams. Our talent mapping and market intelligence services focus on providing uniquely well-informed and targeted research into our specialist disciplines, spanning people, companies, sectors and trends.

Executive
Search

                

Since 1988 we have provided world-class executive search services to a range of clients, focusing on compliance, financial crime, risk, internal audit and finance at senior and mid-senior levels.

Board-Level
Search

                

Thanks to our network and reputation, we are uniquely well-positioned to assist in engaging and hiring the best and most suitable independent directors into financial services firms of all kinds.

Talent Mapping & Market Intelligence

                

Our expertise within governance, regulatory and controls functions enables us to provide detailed profiles and meaningful insights around specific roles, functions and topics of interest.

Executive Search

                

Since 1988 we have provided world-class executive search services to a range of clients, focusing on compliance, financial crime, risk, internal audit and finance at senior and mid-senior levels.

Board-Level Search

                

Thanks to our network and reputation, we are uniquely well-positioned to assist in engaging and hiring the best and most suitable independent directors into financial services firms of all kinds.

Talent Mapping & Market Intelligence

                

Our expertise within governance, regulatory and controls functions enables us to provide detailed profiles and meaningful insights around specific roles, functions and topics of interest.

“A fantastic search firm to be connected to and to work with; personal, commercial and excellent in their space.”

HR Director, Global Asset Management Group

“The firm epitomises the manner in which we expect search firms to engage with the market on our behalf. They become a natural extension of our business, providing insights to ensure quality and cultural fit during the selection process.”

Head of HR, UK Asset Management Group

“Their depth and breadth of market knowledge ensures we have access to both emerging talent and established players. It is a pleasure to work with them; we have no doubt that the relationship will continue to deliver long-term results for our business.

Head of HR, UK Asset Management Group

About Halsey Keetch

About Halsey Keetch

Founded in 1988 and rebranded in 2015, we are experts in the governance, regulatory and controls functions across the financial services industry.

Our network and knowledge across compliance, risk, internal audit and finance is unrivalled, as these areas have been our focus since our founding. We provide world-class executive search, talent mapping and advisory, and board-level search services to many of the industry’s leading firms across banking, asset management and insurance. We offer a uniquely well-informed and insightful service and a commitment to excellent results.

Thanks to our consistent, exclusive focus on the governance, regulatory and controls functions across financial services, we are amongst the industry’s most well-connected and best-known search boutiques covering these disciplines. Owner-managed since establishment, our directors personally lead all assignments alongside our exceptional and highly experienced team.

Our Track Record

We have an outstanding track record in governance, regulatory and controls search across the financial services industry, and have placed a vast number of people into compliance, risk, audit and finance leadership roles over the course of more than thirty years in business. Our success is based on our knowledge of these functions, an appreciation of our clients’ specific needs and goals from one assignment to the next, and our uncompromising respect for all individuals involved in every search that we handle. Additionally, our growing Board Practice has been built on the longevity and depth of our relationships, our credibility as a governance specialist, and our access to this highly accomplished network of people.

Our Influence

Over the last decade, the profile of the financial services industry’s governance, regulatory and controls functions has risen to unprecedented levels, prompted by the lessons learnt through the Global Financial Crisis, and by other serious conduct and prudential issues that have been brought to light. Regulators remain focused on improving the stability of the industry, whilst allowing for growth to return to the financial sector, and for innovation to thrive. Meanwhile, the global economy has recovered to a certain extent, although political conditions around the world have increased in unpredictability, and policy-making has at times seemed unsupportive of further growth.

The above conditions prompt an enormous amount of dialogue, and we enjoy providing the opportunity for contacts to discuss the issues of the day in a variety of formats. To quote the Scottish philosopher, Sir David Hume, “truth is reached through disagreement between friends.” At Halsey Keetch, we believe this equates to engaging conversations between industry peers, and our company runs a lively schedule of networking events in the City of London. This includes our ‘Halsey Keetch Hosts’ breakfast events and the quarterly Halsey Keetch Book Club.

Our popular annual publication, ‘In Conversation’, also contains a selection of insightful Q&As with commentators on a variety of issues. Published every spring, previous topics have ranged from individual accountability to trends in cyber security, via the challenges and fun of running a specialist boutique search firm. Join our mailing list today to receive your copy of the latest and previous editions.

Halsey Keetch Hosts

                

Our popular breakfast events have been running regularly for a number of years and have gained a strong following. Co-hosted by industry experts and focused on issues of topical interest, including preparing for SMCR, measuring culture, and leadership of modern controls functions. These roundtables enable open discussion and networking amongst our valued contacts.

The Halsey Keetch Book Club

               

We launched our Book Club in Autumn 2018 to great success, meeting quarterly over breakfast in the City of London. Thus far, we have enjoyed titles as diverse as ‘Wilful Blindness’, ‘Utopia for Realists’ and ‘Lying for Money’, and look forward to many more, including ‘The Salt Path’, ‘Shoot For The Moon’, and ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’.

In
Conversation

               

Good governance, effective controls, and insightful risk management in financial services are subjects of ongoing and energetic discussion, against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world. Our annual publication, In Conversation, collects a curated selection of the conversations we have had with our contacts, shining a light on today’s pressing governance leadership issues.

Halsey Keetch Hosts

                

Our popular breakfast events have been running regularly for a number of years and have gained a strong following. Co-hosted by industry experts and focused on issues of topical interest, including preparing for SMCR, measuring culture, and leadership of modern controls functions. These roundtables enable open discussion and networking amongst our valued contacts.

The Halsey Keetch Book Club

               

We launched our Book Club in Autumn 2018 to great success, meeting quarterly over breakfast in the City of London. Thus far, we have enjoyed titles as diverse as ‘Wilful Blindness’, ‘Utopia for Realists’ and ‘Lying for Money’, and look forward to many more, including ‘The Salt Path’, ‘Shoot For The Moon’, and ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’.

In Conversation

               

Good governance, effective controls, and insightful risk management in financial services are subjects of ongoing and energetic discussion, against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world. Our annual publication, In Conversation, collects a curated selection of the conversations we have had with our contacts, shining a light on today’s pressing governance leadership issues.