Financial Services Marketing Recruitment Agency

We find you the best Financial Services Marketing Talent to help you grow.

At Sapio, we specialise in supporting recruitment for ambitious Financial Services organisations looking to hire top Marketing Talent. Whether you are an established Financial Services business or a Start-Up, our sector specialist recruitment consultants can help you grow your team, worldwide. 

We recruit experienced candidates into various Marketing roles across Banking and Personal Finance, Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management, Financial Technology, and Trade Bodies and Associations at all levels, from entry to management level, all the way to the C-suite.

Businesses we've worked with:

Our expert consultants in the Financial Services industry will always commit to understanding as much about your business as possible; you as an employer, the marketing role, your hiring needs and the ‘why’ of the hire. 

Unlike your typical Financial Services recruitment company, we don’t fall into a numbers game focused only on filling roles as quickly as possible. Our aim is helping our clients find the right long term marketing Talent or solution. 

Our in-depth process ensures that we’re best placed to find the marketing professionals who are the best fit for your company and support your marketing objectives, whatever they may be. 


Whether you’re seeking a specialist marketer or someone with more integrated Marketing exposure, including Digital Marketing, we will help you find the best financial services professionals for your business, not just the next person for the role.

We provide fully-managed recruitment services, with your consultant handling the hiring process from start to finish – utilising our expert financial services sector knowledge, unrivalled network and relationships within financial services to source the best candidates, running initial CV screening to ensure we are proactive in putting applicants forward on a quality over quantity basis, and managing the interview and offer process.

We won’t stop until you’ve got the right person for the role to enhance your marketing team.

Financial Services Marketing roles we recruit for

Our specialist recruiters help you find permanent talent across a wide range of financial services positions, including:

In-house roles

Agency roles

Quick answers to your Financial Services Marketing Recruitment questions

While our recruitment firm is headquartered in London and we work with many financial companies across London, we also provide our services across the following regions: UK, Europe, North America and APAC, which enables us to source you global talent.

We have experience supporting clients across the UK from the South-East to Manchester and up to Scotland, North America, from California to New York via Austin and Toronto.

We have worked with businesses in mainland Europe including Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Milan and Zurich.

We have also partnered with firms across Asia Pacific including in India, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, mainland China and Australia.

This gives you access to financial services professionals in the UK and beyond.

It’s hard to offer definitives around exact timelines without understanding more information specific to your search, as there are a number of factors we can’t control (people’s diaries being one of them!), and every role is different. 

However, 6 weeks is a good rule of thumb to allow for the entire process.

This allows 1 week for us to do a good search to find and assess candidates for your role as we are always actively searching against the brief to ensure the best fit for your next hire versus those CVs we just have to hand. 

Typically, an interview process will then run over 3-4 weeks depending on number of stages – we would advise keeping this as compact and efficient as possible and so are happy to work to tighter time frames. 

Finally, around a week from job offer to acceptance with a buffer for remuneration, contracts and referencing to complete the talent acquisition to find the perfect public relations candidate.

However, 6 weeks is a good rule of thumb to allow for the entire recruitment process of finding your ideal marketing professional.

This allows 1 week for us to do a good search to find and vet the best candidates for the role as we are always actively search against the brief to ensure best fit versus those CVs we just have to hand. 

Typically, an interview process will then run over 3-4 weeks depending on number of stages – we would advise keeping this as compact and efficient as possible and so are happy to work to tighter time frames.

Finally, around a week from job offer to acceptance with a buffer for contracts and referencing. 

We are able to and are experienced in working across all levels from entry level to senior positions like C-Suite, across all marketing, PR and Communications disciplines, but we find we are able to deliver the most value to our partners when you’re looking to hire candidates with experience.

We do work with graduates and passionate entry level candidates trying to get into the sector to progress their careers and are always happy to give them job opportunities and the time to help, given we feel we have an important role to play in helping candidates upskill to land marketing jobs in finance.

However, we find it better to open up our networks on a case by case basis in this endeavour, versus charging our partners a fee as a successful placement is harder to guarantee at this level. 

We want to focus on helping a diverse talent pool of entry level candidates access opportunities to financial services jobs and banking jobs, instead of our fee being a barrier. 

We are always happy to discuss how we can best help with your recruitment needs, so get in touch and if it’s not a solution we can provide in house we’ll be sure to point you in the right direction. 

Simply put our process is Scope, Search, Engage, Interview and Offer but a little more detail on each of these aspects of our service can be found on OUR PROCESS page.

Beyond this, a number of our clients rely on our support for onboarding and beyond, which we are always happy to assist with throughout the process and afterwards, however we also understand some businesses have fairly tried and tested processes here. 

We normally recruit for permanent positions and do not provide interim, temporary and contract financial services talent.

Like most recruiters, our fees are charged as a percentage of the first years’ compensation of the successful hire; however, the exact structure depends on several factors.

Given we work across a swathe of clients of differing sizes and shapes, industries and locations as well as distinct volume requirements, we understand that there isn’t one size fits all.

As talent specialists, we endeavour to be solutions orientated and design partnership terms based on each individual client for the best recruitment experience.

Our MO is to establish long lasting partnerships with the businesses we work with and be seen as their trusted finance marketing recruitment experts, so charging the highest fee possible at every juncture is not in our nature. 

We work with our partners to ensure that our services are value-add rather than painful expenses and provide a long-term solution to talent challenges.

The fact is we offer all of the above; Contingent search (success based fee model); Retained search (strategic tailored search with an upfront commitment fee); and Exec search (specific to senior and strategic hires for very narrow talent pools).

All have merits, but the truth is that without information as to your specific needs and requirements, and therefore the talent pool in question, it is hard to say which approach may be best for your business.

What we can say however, being MarComms specialists and industry experts, is that in our experience an iterative or contingent search model tends to be effective in around 70% of cases, particularly where exclusivity is agreed.

As ever, there isn’t one size fits all and so we endeavour to be adaptive to each client’s needs and priorities. We take the time getting to know your business and the challenges you face, to provide an agile strategy that’s most likely to secure an efficient and successful outcome. 

What sets us apart from the typical recruitment agency is our experienced team of marketing specialist recruitment consultants have deep knowledge across banking, asset and wealth management, insurance, private equity, venture capital and investment baking, and beyond. 

We know where we can add value and we know where our networks are strongest. We won’t take on mandates if we feel we’re not best placed. 

We keep on top of ever-changing trends, requirements, competitive salary guides, qualifications and qualities required so we’re fully prepared to find you the best professionals across the industry who are ready to hit the ground running and help with your business transformation to achieve the growth it deserves.

This makes us leading financial services recruiters for your company to find talent across the financial industry. 

Thanks to our expertise and diligence, we’re efficient and tirelessly seek the most skilled professionals to fill your job role. We won’t stop until we bring you success in your choice of candidate.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is a topic that has consistently been discussed and pontificated around, but is still seen by some as a tick box exercise and has made little progress despite the noise.

At Sapio, we realise we have a key role to play in changing that and we actively work to increase DE&I in our sector by influencing some key areas.

Please see our DE&I page to find out how we’re helping to foster inclusive cultures that facilitate the success of ALL employees and businesses.

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Sam Corn


Sam has over a decade’s experience in Recruitment and Talent Consultancy and brings a wealth of expertise in how to support both hiring and talent engagement in complex and nuanced talent markets….


Sam Corn


Sam has over a decade’s Recruitment and Talent Consultancy experience and brings a wealth of expertise in how to support both hiring and talent engagement in complex and nuanced talent markets.

He supports cross sector clients from the largest blue-chip corporates, both private and listed, to the most exciting high growth start ups and scale ups, as well as some of the world’s most reputable communications and global advisory consultancies. Sam’s network stretches from New York to Singapore via London and Hong Kong, across Financial Services and Private Equity, Financial Technology and Capital Markets. 

Sam also brings a deep expertise in wider Talent Consultancy focusing on Employer Branding, Talent Strategy, Talent Acquisition and Talent Retention. Over his decade in the industry Sam has supported client as they build, develop or refine their EVP, hiring processes and structures and employee experience.  

As a long time sports coach, Sam is acutely aware of the interplay between the ‘sum and its parts’ when it comes to team building. His approach balances the big picture strategy behind a specific hire, with the individual intricacies and building blocks necessary to making successful, long term partnerships.