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  • Investment Management Hiring Insights

    1 day ago

    ​As the Investment Management market experiences serious change - undergoing profound transformation and grappling with a mixed economic picture worldwide - it’s never been more important to take stock of the hiring landscape, both as a business in the market for the very best talent, and for professionals considering their career options. The latest Selby Jennings Investmen...

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  • The Future of Commodities

    17 days ago

    ​In an industry known for its unpredictability, it is especially hard to forecast hiring needs even as Commodities continues to grow.  So how can traditional energy markets retain top talent as the future turns greener? In this report, we investigate the 5 most prominent hiring trends in Commodities, and take a closer look at Carbon Markets, Renewable and Traditional Ener...

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  • The Future of Flexible Working

    19 days ago

    ​Since its introduction to the masses, flexible working has revolutionized the world of employment. As the demand for Financial Services professionals continues to grow worldwide, strategies to facilitate flexible and remote working have become essential in attracting and retaining top-tier talent. We conducted a survey to better understand the issues faced by American and E...

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  • Phaidon International Findings

    21 days ago

    ​As a leading talent partner, we keep our finger on the pulse when it comes to hiring trends, and 2022 was no exception. It has never been more important for companies to understand what business-critical professionals are thinking when it comes to making career changes, what compensation they’re after, and what benefits they really desire. We surveyed our vast, global net...

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  • The Future of Quants

    3 months ago

    ​Interested in how to attract, retain and promote quantitative talent? Or keen to find out as a Quants professional whether your pay matches your peers? Quantitative expertise in financial services is a highly sought-after skill, and there is no doubt that the job markets for Quants is going from strength to strength. Naturally, many professionals are curious about whether t...

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  • Finding a company culture that fits

    3 months ago

    For professionals seeking a new job, it’s often factors like salary, the day-to-day of the role itself, and the company brand that are central to the decision process. But each company has its own culture, customs, and values, even if they aren’t clearly defined, and they actually have more of an influence on your productivity, success, and even earnings than might be immedi...

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  • The Future of Risk Management

    3 months ago

    Growth and evolution best describe the current state of financial services in the US right now. From the development of secondary financial hubs outside of metropolitan cities like New York, to smaller companies like fintechs and startups offering competitive compensation and benefits packages, firms big and small find themselves competing for top talent. So much so tha...

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  • Selby Jennings is attending QuantMinds International

    4 months ago

    Selby Jennings is thrilled to be attending this year's QuantMinds International this week (November 7-10), at the W Barcelona in Spain.Whether you are interested in how to attract, retain and promote quantitative talent, or keen to find out as a Quants professional whether your pay matches your peers, a chat with Selby Jennings could be beneficial.To help prepare for the eve...

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  • Selby Jennings at QuantMinds International 2022

    4 months ago

    We’re excited to announce that Matthew Rooney, Head of Quant Research and Analytics at Selby Jennings, will return as chair to this year’s QuantMinds International. Here, he will lead the Option Pricing, Trading & Volatility Stage during November 8 at the W Barcelona in Spain.“It is great to be invited back to such a prestigious and important event in the Quant calendar,” sa...

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  • Private Wealth Management Report

    4 months ago

    Economic woes, inflation continuing to bite, and changing consumer behaviours mean that the Private Wealth Management sector is dealing with new challenges, and firms need to make bold choices and competitive industry strides during these times. Yet, with global AUM expected to almost double in size by 2025, there has never been a more critical time for firms to invest in t...

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  • How a talent specialist can widen your opportunities

    4 months ago

    As a professional with an elite set of skills and expertise, it’s important to work with a specialist talent partner who understands both you and your sector. There can be stiff competition at the top of the ladder, and landing a new top tier position where your level of expertise have the opportunity to be both utilised to their full potential and encouraged to grow further...

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  • How can finance firms ensure their offer is accepted?

    4 months ago

    ​Post-offer care is just as important, if not more important than the steps leading up to an offer. With lengthy notice periods and visas required for so many, this leaves room for error and time for finance professionals to get cold feet. In this market especially, companies are doing anything they can in order to retain their employees. At Selby Jennings, we have seen empl...

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  • How to get the most out of a long and challenging interview process

    4 months ago

    ​​Interviewing at a banking or financial services firm, particularly for senior-executive level positions, will often entail a rigorous process that includes a lot of prep, energy, and tough technical questions to assess if you have the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle the role. In certain instances, you may even be invited to attend an all-day interview, which entai...

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    How To Survive A Marathon Job Interview Process
  • 3 ways to navigate bidding wars for Quants talent

    4 months ago

    Bidding wars are becoming a regular occurrence in the Quants market. Historically, a Quants professional could have 1-2 competing offers on the table, but nowadays that number is closer to 2-4 offers. There are a variety of non-monetary factors for job candidates to consider when in a bidding war for them, and for businesses wanting to snap up the very best Quants profession...

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  • Does working from home attract talent?

    4 months ago

    It is hard to go day without seeing an article, a poll, or an argument about working from home. What was once a necessity during the peaks of the Covid-19 pandemic has become a hotly debated topic that is still going strong. Strong opinions and policies have formed on both sides of the debate, and at Selby Jennings we believe it is beneficial to both professionals considerin...

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  • Negotiating the salary you deserve

    4 months ago

    When seeking a new job, it’s imperative to know the market, understand where you fit within it, and form a realistic salary expectation to stick to. A good talent partner will help you to know your worth within the industry and organization you’re interviewing for and will assist with communicating those expectations back to the hiring manager, but no one is a better advocat...

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  • How to decide if a job offer is worth taking

    4 months ago

    Landing a job offer is a great achievement and it can be tempting to grab it with both hands, particularly if you’ve been focused on the interview process for some time. Yes, crafting resumés and cover letters, researching companies and positions, preparing presentations, and attending interviews are all time and energy consuming parts of the process, especially for senior-e...

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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Offer Is Worth Taking
  • Competitive compensation in Quant finance

    4 months ago

    ​Quant finance professionals are known for good compensation, but with the demand for talent having grown even stronger, the bar for substantial salaries has been raised even more. ​Buy side and sell side salaries An experienced Quants professional on the buy side, those that would constitute as a ‘Senior’, have a base salary ranging approximately from $185,000 to $250,000. ...

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  • Why it pays to know your co-workers salaries

    4 months ago

    Professionals within the banking and financial services sector have the potential to make very high earnings. The average salary of a Financial Manager is around $120,000, According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with further lucrative opportunities available in investment banking.If you work in the finance sector, chances are you haven’t reached the height of your ...

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    How To Find Out Your Co Worker's Salary
  • ​New economy venture – the hot new space in financial services you need to know about

    5 months ago

    ​At Selby Jennings, we have noticed seasoned financial professionals leaving more traditional companies and moving into an exciting and developing area in the industry, new economy venture capital. Multinational investment banks and financial services now have an even bigger fight on their hands for the best and brightest talent as this new sector grows, meaning many firms m...

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