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Per Ardua

We are an executive search firm that recruits at the top levels of the Financial Services sector

We provide a highly focused recruitment service at Board and senior executive level.

Our proposition includes market feedback, competitor intelligence surveys and what is a highly referenced candidate approach.
We are a “global boutique”; nimble, hungry and energetic.
Our associates and research analysts are highly knowledgeable, tenacious and above all, innovative. We pride ourselves on being trusted advisers to clients and candidates, our in-depth sector knowledge and attention to detail.

Who we are


We are different

We are up front with clients (we turn down some significant work every year). Our “referencing up front” methodology produces a fast, transparent and accurate start to a search. We look for opportunities to adapt and think creatively. Our associates are not measured on the “business they produce” but on their performance for our clients.


Our Practice Leaders have between 10 and 25 years of experience each in different markets in Financial Services. We invest in our knowledge and are one of the few search firms that have a “Head of Knowledge Management” who supports our associates and research analysts with up-to-date information and trends in our respective markets.

We are a close team

A byword in the company is “behaviour”. This is not about background but about unselfish, collegiate behaviour in the firm. We believe that only by operating as a team and sharing in the reward can we truly create lasting value for our clients. Our associates are steeped in their individual markets – but because they operate as a team and not in territorial silos – we deliver an outstanding service to our clients and candidates.

Passionate about delivering quality work

As part of the process – a director of the company (not associated with the recruitment) will call the client for a thorough debrief on our performance – what we call the client feedback process – critical for our clients and for our learning and improvement.

Per Ardua Associates is a proud member of AESC and commits to the AESC Code of Professional Practice.

final-chairman-front-page-211x300Chairmans’ Survey 2016

Per Ardua’s 2016 follow up survey of FTSE Boards was featured in the Daily Telegraph and City AM.


Per Ardua Associates
Level 14 Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1HQ


+44 (0) 20 7856 5000