• Insurance and Actuarial Talent Trends in 2019

    about 2 years ago

    ​One clear trend emerges in the insurance industry — Artificial Intelligence has arrived. You may have already seen evidence of this such as algorithms in the actuarial back office all the way to chatbots for claims resolution. The AI disruption can be good for talent in this sector, as those who embrace these tools can stand out among the sea of competitors.Using AI to Incr...

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  • Credit-Market-Update-Q1-2019

    about 2 years ago

    ​After an extremely turbulent end to 2018, credit market investors more than ever in recent memory seem to be taking a hard look at their strategic plans. Stocked with piles of fresh capital but struggling to generate deals with sufficient yield potential across familiar strategies, our clients have generally sought to broaden their mandates, and are seeking new talent to me...

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  • Why finance professionals are moving to Frankfurt in 2019

    over 2 years ago

    ​A recent speech by Danièle Nouy, president of the Single Supervisory Mechanism of the European Central Bank (ECB), estimates at least 30 financial institutions have applied for new licenses to relocate to Frankfurt. Although the city may not quite compare to London, it’s quickly becoming one of top financial hubs in Europe.Financial marketing group Frankfurt Main Finance al...

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  • Trends in Investment Banking in 2019

    over 2 years ago

    ​Because of 2018’s success in the investment banking market — an overall bullish market and record-high transactions and deals — there seems to be a significant shortage for top quality talent. As the unemployment rate keeps hovering at 3.8%, 2019 is shaping up to be a time where the struggle for talent will continue to be a priority for the entire financial sector.Pursuin...

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  • Selby Jennings has launched in Berlin

    over 2 years ago

    ​Selby Jennings, a Phaidon International brand, is proud to announce its expansion into the German market.The micro specialist brand, Selby Jennings, is an award-winning recruitment organisation that specialises in placing professionals within the financial services industry. Since its launch in 2004, the team has grown considerably, evolving from an initial presence in Lond...

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  • How Making the Right Fintech Sales Hire Impacts Your Bottom Line

    over 2 years ago

    ​​With the end of the year rapidly approaching, we are all looking towards 2019 for ways that we can grow and be better in the New Year, and the same goes for Fintech Sales teams looking to grow their headcount.Ensuring you make the right hire for your team can have a significant impact on the bottom line of the business. According to research from Parker & Lynch, the U...

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  • Is Paris Set To Outstrip London As First Choice For FS Talent?

    over 2 years ago

    ​Europe’s Financial Hubs: Paris a Contender for London’s Top Spot? Most agree that London is Europe’s No.1 banking and financial services hub, and is likely to remain so even after Brexit. However, Paris is emerging as a serious contender, with several major global banks and asset managers deciding to relocate their sales and trading operations there in recent months. We tak...

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  • Selby Jennings Expands to Dallas Office

    almost 3 years ago

    ​​DALLAS, TX — (July 26, 2018) – Selby Jennings, the financial flagship brand of the Phaidon International group, is excited to announce its expansion into the Dallas, Texas region. Since the brand’s launch in 2004, Selby Jennings has experienced unparalleled and significant growth, evolving from its initial presence in London, to operating across 5 US offices in New York, S...

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  • An interview with Zahra Husain - Driving Diversity and the Bottom Line

    almost 3 years ago

    ​Zahra Husain has over ten years’ experience working in leveraged finance and is the co-founder of Humans in Finance, alongside her brother Asad Husain and friend Sarah Laitung. They champion professionals working in Financial Services “that are committed to a better society and world.”​Zahra was kind enough to moderate our event, Driving Diversity and the Bottom Line, in pa...

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  • Legal Summer Market Update 2018

    almost 3 years ago

    ​As the legal market continues to grow and become increasingly competitive, we are seeing that there is a surplus of extremely talented lawyers with strong academic credentials that are juggling multiple offers and are competing against each other for opportunities on both the in-house and private practice side. There has been a lot of movement in the market as attorneys in ...

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  • Summer Compliance Hiring Update 2018

    almost 3 years ago

    ​The global regulatory environment and its corresponding compliance workforce have been the focus of our team’s recruitment efforts and many of our clients’ hiring needs and headaches as well. The implementation of new regulations coupled with the increased or decreased focus on existing ones, has led to compliance maintaining its position as one of 2017’s more active and ho...

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  • Driving Diversity and the Bottom Line Event

    almost 3 years ago

    ​​Increasingly, the research suggests that organisations have increased financial performance when they have better gender parity. Yet, few leaders are driving the business case for gender diversity. Some are reluctant to associate diversity and inclusion with the bottom line, yet our research concluded that doing so is necessary to secure employee buy-in. Most professionals...

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  • The Candidate Experience and its Role in Successful Hiring

    about 3 years ago

    ​Are you focused on the candidate experience?What makes the perfect interview process? The right format? The right panel? The right questions? These are all important factors to consider, but none of them are as significant as the candidate experience.So are companies giving the candidate experience the attention it deserves? Ask job seekers what they think and the answer wo...

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  • Actuarial Market Update - Life & Annuities

    about 3 years ago

    ​OverviewAs we move into Q2, our team wanted to highlight a number of trends across the market that are affecting where talent pools are gravitating. We are currently in one of the most buoyant job markets cross the U.S. and organizations have started to pull out all the stops to attract and retain the best talent. One method that has become more popular over the past few mo...

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  • Managing Millennials and the Future of Leadership

    about 3 years ago

    ​It is evident that when it comes to work, millennials are very different than the generations that came before them. In order to support and manage this type of talent, it is essential to address the generational differences, to better understand their priorities and behavior in the workplace.Millennials all have one thing in common: they want to make a difference. Research...

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  • Why Financial Services Companies Should Apply UX Principle

    over 3 years ago

    ​Today’s consumers expect more and more from financial institutions; they want customer-focused digital innovation that creates a personalized, relevant experience. According to a report by Salesforce, less than half (48%) of American consumers trust financial services with their financial information, while only 26% believe their bank has their best interests at heart.Finan...

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  • Hardware Acceleration in Trading: Introduction and Hiring Outlook

    over 3 years ago

    ​Hardware Acceleration in TradingFor some years, HFT (high-frequency trading) firms have invested in faster software and lower latency networks, but more recently their focus has turned to increasing network bandwidth and hardware processing speeds. Looking to increase revenue, traditional software is being replaced by hardware implementations of financial algorithms bringin...

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  • Battle of the Bulge: Why Senior Bankers are on the Move

    almost 4 years ago

    ​Senior-level hiring in the bulge bracket banks has changed dramatically in recent years. There was a time when most senior bankers would get recruited by another bulge bracket bank – a cycle that would occur every few years or so. However, an increasing number of senior bankers are now moving to boutique banks or even starting their own investment bank, rather than moving t...

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  • Buy Side Sales and Marketing Trends – Summer 2017

    almost 4 years ago

    ​​Investment management has been widely described as ‘an industry in disruption’. Revenues are under strain, returns are low, and regulations are being tightened. As such, there has been increased movement within Buy Side Sales and Marketing. There are several keys trends which are currently impacting Investor relations and Business development recruitment, all of which are ...

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  • M&A Market Update: H1 2017

    almost 4 years ago

    ​​In the first half of 2017, the number of global M&A deals announced saw a 2% increase from H1 2016, at $1.6 trillion. 22,752 deals were announced globally, which is down 4% from last year. The number of deals worth more than $1 billion rose by 14% (275 deals), but remained flat in value at $946.9bn. These statistics reflect an H1 trend of acquirers moving away from meg...

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