• 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    about 22 hours ago

    It’s tempting to enter 2021 with blind optimism, eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us. However, to learn as much as possible from the adversities we all faced last year, we’d like to suggest that we begin 2021 with a brief period of reflection.Rather than making a New Year’s Resolution this year, perhaps more can be achieved by reflecting on the challenges of 2020 a...

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  • Credit Risk: Year-End Update

    20 days ago

    At the beginning of 2020, the consumer lending space had a promising outlook with a stable economy and steady hiring for the new year. However, due to COVID-19 and the subsequent economic volatility, hiring declined and consolidation was trending across the industry with thousands out of work and an unemployment rate that peaked at nearly 14.5%. The entire landscape of ...

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  • Compliance and Technology: How 2020’s Challenges Impact 2021’s Hiring

    about 1 month ago

    With the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, many businesses were faced with challenges they have never encountered before. Many companies in the US experienced significant layoffs, organizational restructuring, hiring freezes, and some were even unfortunately forced to shut down. With the pandemic having such a major impact on the market throughout 2020, we have seen financial in...

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  • Texas Grass Looks to be Ever Greener in a Post-COVID Economy

    about 1 month ago

    Private investments is traditionally a sector that is more insulated from volatility than most verticals of the asset management industry. This sector has seen a very different impact than what has been seen by more of the economy, and nowhere is this truer than in the Texas landscape. Much was made of the exclusion of PE-sponsored business from PPP eligibility, and the Ener...

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  • Technology Legal Market Update

    about 1 month ago

    The Selby Jennings Legal recruitment team has expanded its coverage to include support in securing exceptional legal talent across financial services as well as technology. Our Technology Legal team, who exclusively focus on in-house roles within the Technology industry, have had to adapt to a new way of working to ensure we continue to support the legal advancements in the ...

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  • Insurance Talent Trends for 2021

    about 2 months ago

    Throughout this unprecedented year, the Selby Jennings Insurance Recruitment Team has continued to help clients across the country to secure top talent for their teams. As organizations look ahead to 2021 and define talent needs for the new year, the Selby Jennings team has outlined some of the top trends to expect in the industry. Top Skillsets in Demand in Insurance​Commun...

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  • West Coast Investment Banking Market Update

    about 2 months ago

    In 2020, financial markets saw explosive growth early on, entering the year very bullish. However, as the events of 2020 unfolded, we entered March already haven given back all of last year’s gains. It was clear 2020 would be one for the records. The Investment Banking market has been consistent with market performance taking a hit in the first half of the year, but recoveri...

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  • Finance Legal Market Update

    about 2 months ago

    Throughout this unprecedented year of 2020, we have seen movements in all industries when it comes to the ever-changing legal recruitment market, especially within the Financial Services space which has seen its fair share of positive and negative impacts from COVID-19. Our Legal team, who exclusively focus on the Financial Services market, have had to adapt to a new way...

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  • Recruitment Landscape: Quantitative Analytics

    about 2 months ago

    The Selby Jennings Quants team works with professionals across the US, ranging from derivative desk quants, modelers, developers, and researchers to portfolio managers and quant traders. Many of these relationships have been built and maintained over the last 15 years, and Selby Jennings is often are the agency of choice for world-class clients looking for help solving the ...

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  • Tech Market Review

    about 2 months ago

    The Selby Jennings Technology recruitment team has put together a brief overview covering compensation bands and common trends seen across Financial Services this past year. As a business, Selby Jennings adds value not only by providing clients with top notch talent, but also by producing valuable market intel. There is no question that Engineering talent is some of the most...

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  • Talent Trends in the Chicago Quants Market

    about 2 months ago

    Proprietary Trading Firms in 2020 have had to react and adjust to the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, including hiring. Volatility in the financial markets has caused an increased demand for candidates in the Quantitative Research, Development, and Trading spaces. Firms have taken drastic steps forward to obtain and secure top talent in the industry, even wit...

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  • Talent Trends in the Chicago Technology Market

    about 2 months ago

    2020 has provided us many twists and turns which has taught us how to adapt to our new “normal.” Ranging from extreme market volatility, indefinite remote interviewing, onboarding, and work, a huge push for a diverse workforce, and an increased need for technology, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated change and growth across the tech industry.Hiring During Covid-19In the b...

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  • Midwest Legal Recruitment Market Update

    about 2 months ago

    As we reach the end of the 2020 year, the pandemic and various financial conditions have affected certain areas of the Midwest legal market. However, despite various setbacks, the legal hiring market is showing signs of increased activity in particular markets and is remaining steady during this challenging time. It is without a doubt that businesses and their directors ar...

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  • Investment Management Hiring Landscape: 2020

    about 2 months ago

    2020 has been a historically volatile and uncertain year, punctuated by the global pandemic, social unrest, and an unprecedentedly disruptive US election cycle. Unsurprisingly, investors in risk assets have retreated in a meaningful way to the sidelines. Multiple alternative asset classes had a roller coaster of asset flows throughout the year. Despite this generally negativ...

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  • Investment Banking Hiring Trends – This Year’s Impact on Hiring in 2021

    about 2 months ago

    It’s no question that the events of 2020 have significantly impacted the Investment Banking hiring landscape throughout the year. No one could have predicted Covid-19 and the work-from-home environment that we’ve learned to accommodate to over the past few months, and the effects are sure to leave a lasting impact within the investment banking market. We’ve been compiling n...

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  • Commodities Talent Market Overview

    about 2 months ago

    Whilst 2020 has represented challenges previously unseen, hiring in the Energy sector has been able to adapt impressively and several companies, large and small, have been able to onboard new talent remotely. The global pandemic has forced businesses in the sector to adopt to new practices such as video conferences for interviews, extending offers without ever meeting a cand...

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  • Standing Out: How to Get Hired in Fintech Sales in the Wake of Covid-19

    about 2 months ago

    The holiday season is usually a time for companies to admire (or admonish) their performance in the rearview mirror. Political and economic headwinds aside, one thing we can all agree on is that 2020 was unlike any year in recent memory. The same is true in the recruitment industry, and for those who were planning to explore a new challenge or were displaced by the pand...

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  • How Changes to Work Will Affect the Wider World

    3 months ago
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  • Join Selby Jennings at Risk USA 2020

    3 months ago

    Selby Jennings is honored to partner with Risk.com on the upcoming virtual Risk USA conference. Taking place on November 16 - 19, the event will virtually bring together 450+ industry front-runners to explore the direction of risk, covering market, credit, liquidity and investment risk. Thought leaders across the industry will also discuss the challenges and opportuniti...

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  • How Work-Life Balance Could Be Restored

    3 months ago

    ​The public health crisis caused by Covid-19 has forced operational change and reflection on the way that people organize and work. However, employee wellbeing has been suffering long before, with overworking and burnout a common term in most industries.Our newest whitepaper, "The Work-Life Rebalance",  takes a deep-dive into the topic, combining research with our experience...

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