We provide recruitment services to the financial services industry.

We understand, educate and guide our clients and candidates to achieve beneficial employment outcomes.

About Us

Fabian Ruggieri

Founder & Director

Fabian Ruggieri is a highly driven financial services recruitment consultant with over 10 years experience across wealth management, private banking and recruitment. He is passionate about working in recruitment and is motivated to help candidates achieve their career objectives. Fabian is also driven to ensure his clients obtain highly capable professionals to assist in growing their organisation.

Fabian has successfully recruited entry-level positions to executive level roles. He currently specialises in recruiting funds management distribution and private wealth management professionals. Through Fabian’s extensive network and industry knowledge, he is able to deliver market-leading service and results.

Fabian recently graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University. He also volunteers on a fortnightly basis at ‘FareShare’, a Melbourne based charity that rescues food and prepares nutritional meals for Australian people in need. In the off chance he has a free Saturday afternoon, you’ll see him on the golf course or casting a line in Port Phillip Bay.

Madeleine Horsey

Administrative Assistant / Candidate Resourcer

With over eight years’ experience in customer service roles, Madeleine Horsey is committed to providing and delivering exceptional and personable service to RIVA Recruitment’s clients and candidates as an Administrative Assistant / Candidate Resourcer. She has developed a strong skill set working in a fast-paced, team environment, to deliver exceptional results. Having experience reporting to and servicing a wide range of stakeholders across multiple industries, Madeleine brings a unique perspective to financial services recruitment.

With a tertiary background in Law and International Studies, Madeleine narrowed her career to focus on her passion for helping people. She is currently completing her Master of Human Resource Management at RMIT.

When she’s not working, Madeleine can be found scoping out the best coffee, food, and wine that Melbourne has to offer. Madeleine also enjoys attending live music and theatre events, and skiing in the Victorian Alps.

Our Services

Funds Management

RIVA Recruitment specialises in funds management recruitment for:

  • Business Development Managers
  • Investment Specialists
  • Business Development Associates
  • Client Service Associates

Private Wealth Management

RIVA Recruitment specialises in private wealth management recruitment for:

  • Investment Advisors
  • Financial Planners
  • Paraplanners
  • Client Service Officers


Deep Knowledge &

RIVA Recruitment understand the marketplace we operate in by regularly attending, sponsoring and hosting industry events.


All RIVA Recruitment employees have worked in the financial services industry, therefore, understand the specialised roles they are recruiting.


RIVA Recruitment regularly publish industry related articles, including salary guides, which further reinforces our industry knowledge and specialisation.


RIVA Recruitment only partner with organisations which have a strong employee value proposition.

Validation Process

RIVA Recruitment apply comprehensive validation processes to ensure the very best candidates and we guarantee all our placements.

Contact Us

If you’re hiring for your company or you’re looking for a new employment opportunity, feel free to get in touch to find out how RIVA Recruitment can assist you.

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