About Us

RCQ Associates is an internationally renowned, niche recruitment firm, focused on connecting outstanding global talent within financial markets.

We were established in 2015 by Edward James, a globally acclaimed headhunting professional with over 17 years experience. Our purpose is to perfect talent acquisition in every Financial Centre.

Vast global network and a diverse talent pool

We are internationally renowned as a headhunting specialist within the Financial Markets space and our experts have successfully completed mandates at all levels of seniority, including at board level.

Our vast global network gives us a unique proposition as we are constantly engaging with individuals who may be looking to make a move, both domestically and internationally. This ensures access to a significantly more diverse talent pool.

Proven track record

We have a proven track record of supporting vast numbers of individuals with moving to/from Europe, the US, Canada, and Asia, in addition to relocations from Africa and Australasia.

We also sponsor and attend leading industry conferences with significant exposure to the wide range of delegates. This ensures we maintain a truly unique database of contacts.

We have a large number of clients that have worked with us since our inception, and we are continually recommended as the organisation of choice to peers and associates, by those who work with us. We received a 100%"I would recommend to others" rating during our 2022 survey.

We were selected to be part of a Goldman Sachs backed growth accelerator programme

Making a real difference

RCQ Associates has been founded on the principles of trust, honesty and professionalism, striving to ensure every individual we work with has a positive experience.

RCQ was established by Edward to truly make a difference – hear directly from him as to why.

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A successful track record

This is what our global clients have to say about us:


Greg from RCQ is a very professional consultant, highly committed to his job. He is open and transparent, and can provide a continuous effort along the process to ensure everything goes as good as possible. He brings a good perspective on company culture for the role which is highly appreciable!

Head of Business Development – DCM


Amelia found my profile on Linkedin for a job opportunity in a credit analyst role. She showed great enthusiasm with supporting me throughout the whole application process by providing career and industry insights in high specificity. Now, I have been offered an opportunity in a new country and in a new workplace. I will start my new journey in both my career and my life, and it is only made possible with Amelia's prompt and professional help.

Corporate Credit Analyst


RCQ seem to understand exactly the type of candidate profile that will be successful for us, and have an excellent network… we have a relationship where we know we can trust RCQ to deliver on just about any role thrown at them, and they will represent us in a manner that supports the company brand that we strives to maintain… the team at RCQ are easy to work with; they possess a level of maturity, which is not always evident at other firms. This makes partnering with them easy & painless… I feel it’s fair to say they are a leader in the credit field.

Head of Talent Acquisition

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