Abigail Benham

Associate Director


Abigail’s Recent placements

  • Global Head of HR | CLS Group
  • Senior Recruiter | Brevan Howard
  • Human Resources Specialist | SquarePoint Capital
  • Senior HR Business Partner | Fexco
  • Learning and Development Manager | CMC Markets

Abigail leads our senior financial services and fintech team, supporting mid-senior level HR professionals across asset management, private equity, investments, broking, fintech, payments and open banking.

She began her HR recruitment career in 2017 and has successfully recruited roles that span the entire HR spectrum including generalist HR, business partnering, learning, development, talent, organisational development, early careers, employee relations and change.

She’s supported several HR appointments scaling newly created people and culture teams for the highest performing start-ups, alongside partnering with the largest, most established financial services and fintech organisations in the world on their hunt to find top-tier HR talent. She strives to work collaboratively and has a passion for helping candidates secure the next step in their careers.

Abigail’s testimonials

Senior Early Careers Specialist | Hedge Fund

“I had the pleasure of working with Abigail, and I can confidently say she is an exceptional recruiter. Her dedication goes beyond the ordinary – she excels in following up, chasing opportunities without applying pressure, and accommodating needs without condemning. Abigail is not just a recruiter; she is a personal cheerleader who fights for the causes she believes in. With her hard work and unwavering belief, she found the perfect fit for me.

I highly recommend Abigail for her outstanding expertise and genuine passion for connecting people with opportunities.”

HR Director | Financial Technology

“Abi is an engaging consultant who really spends the time to get to know you as a person and your unique values/strengths. She is also result focused and you can absolutely rely on her to deliver. Highly recommend her!”

Talent Acquisition Manager | Insurance

“Abi is nothing short of unbelievable!! I have known Abi since the start of her recruitment journey and she has always been such a courteous, caring individual and taking in every person’s need. I recently called on Abi’s help after sadly need made redundant, she never stopped helping me from sending me numerous job specs to preparing me for that final interview. I cannot recommend Abi highly enough from a client and candidates point of view.”

Talent Acquisition Manager | Financial Technology

“I have worked with Abby for a couple of years now and she is fantastic at what she does. A few times I have been stuck in a difficult spot and can’t seem to find the right talent for a particular role – Abby always finds me the best, and always super quickly.

She pays attention to the culture of the organisations and teams that she recruits for which goes a long way in finding candidates that are outstanding and end up being successful in the role.

Abby has also recruited people for my team, she knows exactly what I need without having to ask and always presents me with lots of options. She has found some of the best people that I’ve worked with.

Abby is always my first choice to work with if I need to use an agency, I’d highly recommend her and personally would not work with anyone else!!”

ABIGAIL’s Insights

  • Industry Leaders

Global HR leaders interview: navigating HR in a new landscape

  • Posted November 2, 2023
In today’s ever-changing workplace, HR plays a pivotal role. Expectations of HR professionals have expanded beyond the traditional realms and, as a result, they must now wear many hats. Whilst this has elevated the role of HR in business, navigating this new landscape can be a challenge. In the latest of our Global HR leaders […]
  • Career advice

HR recruitment in fintech: a network to collaborate in a safe space

  • Posted September 27, 2023
We hear time and time again that HR professionals want to connect and collaborate in a safe space. This is particularly true for those standalone roles, which can be the loneliest. Abigail Benham and Aseel Ibrahim recruit HR professionals across fintech, boutique financial services and tech start-ups. They host regular successful roundtables, forming an HR […]
  • Career advice

HR recruitment in fintech: finding the perfect HR partnership

  • Posted September 1, 2023
There’s a quiet revolution happening in fintech and open banking. Businesses are cutting out third parties and focusing on a better service for the end user. As part of this, these employers are seeking the benefits of experienced HR professionals and leaders that they can partner with on their journeys of scale. Different fintech business […]
  • Market Update

My #FrazerJonesJourney – Abigail Benham

  • Posted June 8, 2022
A discovery by surprise I fell into recruitment thanks to one of my mum’s friends. At first, I didn’t know what it was, and I even thought the process was like working in a job centre. My career started in a boutique agency by St Paul’s, following an old-school style of recruitment. Looking back, it […]
  • Career advice

HR recruitment in fintech: the evolution of HR

  • Posted July 25, 2023
How can HR professionals be expected to know all the best strategies around wellbeing, data and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) – while remaining a successful generalist? In their latest video series, Abigail Benham and Aseel Ibrahim sit down to discuss the HR recruitment trends they’re seeing across the UK’s fintech and boutique financial services […]