• A new dawn for commodity trading and talent?

    15 days ago

    ​Global net-zero targets have altered the commodities landscape, which now sees the industry playing a defining role to supply essential materials, from copper to rare earth, that work towards a carbon neutral future. What’s more, commodities remain the best-performing asset class of 2022 and enjoyed healthy activity in Q1, rising to nearly 30% as calculated by the S&P G...

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  • Insurance Industry Outlook

    about 1 month ago

    Insurance hiring trends shaping 2022 The insurance industry, like many other financial services verticals, has been gripped by change. The global climate crisis, new entrants, flexible working structures, and candidate expectations, to name a few, are facets that have been a disruptive force for the insurance sector. Today, opportunity could be a turning point for the indust...

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  • Investment banking briefing: economic outlook & talent market in focus

    2 months ago

    ​Looking into the future of investment banking, what are the talent trends shaping the global financial arena?Despite a backdrop of post-pandemic volatility and economic uncertainty in 2021, the global investment banking sector is poised on a slow but steady growth trajectory, forecasted to slowdown to 3.8% by 2023. While many uncertainties remain, the overall economic outlo...

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  • Hiring strategies in an ever-changing investment banking landscape

    2 months ago

    ​The investment banking sector has never been more competitive. From digital disruptions, new fintech incumbents, to rising inflationary pressures, these are some of the driving factors creating many challenges – as well as opportunities – for firms.However, to embrace new realities and reap the rewards, organizations will need an agile talent strategy. That’s why understand...

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  • Transformation and inspired growth in fintech recruitment & industry trends

    4 months ago

    The fintech industry is poised in a state of transformation. Last year saw rampant growth across most fintech verticals, with the third quarter of 2021 up by a staggering 147% year-on-year. What’s more, with funding continuing to be pumped into the sector, amplifying to $132bn last year, the fintech space is certainly garnering attention from a wide pool of investors and hi...

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  • The Investment Banking Briefing

    4 months ago

    Investment bankers are always highly sought after, and there is no doubt the jobs market is going from strength to strength.Many professionals are curious about whether their salaries and bonuses match their peers, which is why we have produced the Investment Banking briefing.Download ReportDiscover our latest salary & bonus guidance in the report, which also includes ex...

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  • Moving from a top-tier bank to an asset manager, and what the future holds for EAMs.

    4 months ago

    It is becoming increasingly apparent that external asset managers (EAMs) are no longer the future of wealth management - they are the present. The wealth management market in the Middle East has always been dominated by the banks, insurers, and independent financial advisors. The idea of EAMs with their independent, multi-bank approach was never previously that widespread, ...

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  • What does the future of life insurance look like?

    5 months ago

    As one of the top actuarial talent providers, Nicole Mahoney, VP Head of Life & Annuity Actuarial Recruitment has never seen the market this busy, and anticipates it only getting hotter. There are more jobs than physical actuaries to fill those gaps, so it is crucial that companies understand the key trends taking place, and how they can adapt and embrace to these chall...

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  • The battle for quant talent in crypto

    5 months ago

    How can crypto firms win over the most sought after talent in a highly competitive space?Ahead of Bitcoin 2022 in Miami, we caught up with Ashton Morlote, Matthew Healy and Chris Schwuchow to discuss the strategies firms could be using to help win over talent, as well as transferable skills to look out for, and how the industry could shape up over the next 12 months. To ...

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  • Market Report: A New Chapter for Financial Services

    6 months ago

    How is the hiring landscape measuring up within the European financial space?Financial institutions have been gripped by a variety of challenges, as well as opportunities, such as post-Brexit clarity, market stability, rapid economic recovery across numerous verticals, and technology unequivocally changing ways to interact and transact. All could affect the future of financi...

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  • The rise of crypto and blockchain companies

    8 months ago

    5 trends you need to know about​The cryptocurrency/blockchain space has progressively grown to be one of the hottest spaces in the software engineering and technology industries due to its extremely disruptive potential. Over the last 5 years, venture capital invested in Crypto/Blockchain start-ups has grown aggressively, and in the last year here at Selby Jennings we have d...

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  • Recruitment Landscape: Risk Management

    9 months ago

    ​This year, hiring trends across the Risk Management market have undoubtedly been the most active that we’ve witnessed since the immediate uptick post financial crisis. Larger financial institutions, Bulge Bracket Banks, Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, and FinTechs alike have been proactively hiring within Risk Management since March 2021, and it has created a highly competitiv...

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  • Life & Annuity Recruitment Market Update 2021

    12 months ago

    There have been several new developments within the Life and Annuity space over the first half of the year, leading to an increased demand for hiring actuarial talent. It can be said that this is the most competitive hiring market that we have seen to date. ​With the lowest interest rates we have seen in years, several major mergers and acquisitions, a shift towards full-ti...

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  • Quants Global Market Report 2021

    about 1 year ago

    With an extremely active hiring market and an increase in demand for specialist talent, our Quants Recruitment team has produced a Global Market Report 2021 to share key insights and trends from across the industry. This market report discusses insights on: • Execution strat’s and High-Frequency Trading• The continued growth of Systematic Fixed Income Trading• How Quant fi...

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  • Global Job Confidence Index 2021

    about 1 year ago

    ​Financial Services leaders and talent acquisition professionals are currently facing a market that is deeply driven and navigated by candidates.In a post-pandemic landscape that is ripe with economic opportunity and dynamic operational recovery, understanding the outlook and motivations of the financial services workforce is critical for attracting, securing, and retaining ...

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  • The Virtual Recruitment Landscape: Reset and Reboot

    about 1 year ago

    The historical events of the past year made most firms pivot and re-evaluate their talent acquisition processes. Despite the resetting of traditional workplace rules, on the back of many businesses continuing to limit travel and in-person collaboration, what can be said for the virtual recruitment landscape then? At Selby Jennings, a subsidiary brand of the Phaidon Interna...

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  • Recruitment Landscape: P&C Insurance

    about 1 year ago

    We are currently in a candidate-driven market where insurance candidates are in higher demand than ever before. With intense competition, increased remote work demands, and a risk adverse talent pool, insurance firms are accelerating their recruitment efforts to best attract and retain key talent. We have witnessed a profound uptick in hiring and the reimagination of insuran...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    about 1 year ago

    As many businesses are finally reopening their doors, the banking and financial services workplace will be virtually unrecognizable. What short and long-term impact will the pandemic have on the workplace? How will these changes affect talent? What does this guide explore?Short term impactRedesigning the workplace for human healthNegative and positive impacts of social dista...

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  • Virtual Interviews & Onboarding in FinTech

    about 1 year ago

    The day-to-day work environment has changed drastically over the previous year. Through the adoption of remote work, both employees and employers have had to adjust their day-to-day operations to continue to work effectively from home. Our team at Selby Jennings has found that, in the Financial Technology space, the creation of an optimal virtual interview process is just as...

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  • Navigating the Talent Challenge Post-Pandemic

    about 1 year ago

    ​The legacy of the global pandemic and the future of work is yet to be determined. As firms carve out a path forward, there are signs that the flexible working paradigm may be the solution to the impending talent challenge, namely the battle of acquisition and retention. A recent Forbes feature, in partnership with our parent company Phaidon International, raises prominent q...

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