You want a job in banking, but you don't want to apply for it. You want to be pursued. You want to be called up by a headhunter/executive search firm which appreciates your special talents. Whose attention should you be attracting? The newly released 2017 Executive Grapevine Ranking for 'retained executive search firms' in London offers some pointers.
We've listed the top ten 'boutique search firms' below, ranked in order. The list only includes the top banking and finance focused headhunting firms (and omits the financial services businesses of major global global search firms like Heidrick & Struggles or Russell Reynolds). It refers only to the activity of UK-based consultants working for these firms (although those consultants may be searching internationally). The first table shows the best headhunters for all London banking and finance jobs, the second table shows the best headhunters for London banking and finance jobs paying in excess of £200k. As you will see, there's a lot of consistency...
The 10 top banking and financial services-specialist headhunters in London (ranked)
The 10 top banking and financial services-specialist headhunters in London for jobs over £200k