About Us


McCafferty Financial Recruitment was established 1n 1997 as a specialist recruiter, to provide South Africa’s financial services industry with executive research and recruitment expertise. The business was founded, and is still led by Neil McCafferty, who draws on ten years of experience as a career merchant banker specialising in corporate banking, structured finance, treasury, product innovation and derivatives structuring.

Finally, the investment banks could sit across the table from one of their own to discuss their specialised human capital requirements.

In early 2008, a 10% stake in the company was acquired by two black South African women thus strengthening our BBB-EE Level 4 status.

In October 2017 a strategic decision was taken to improve our business model, subtly shifting primary client focus from the employer to the individual.

In addition, we resolved to engage solely with candidates from the professions, institutes, and charters in South Africa. This applies to both part and fully qualified persons, such as actuaries, attorneys, advocates, bankers, CFA Charterholders, MBAs, Medical professionals amongst others.

In recognition of this important strategic realignment, the company re-branded as “Ubuntu Associates – Professional (“UAP”)” and continues to function as an empowered, South African domiciled Executive Search and Recruitment business, owned and managed by former Investment Bankers.

Our current shareholders have over twenty five years’ combined experience within South Africa’s Merchant / Investment Banking sector, aligned with over thirty years’ experience of executive research and recruitment within the financial services industry.