• Women in Investing Round Table Takeaways

    4 days ago

    The Selby Jennings team recently hosted a round table discussion centered around the topic of women in investing. The discussion, led by Lightbulb Leadership Solutions' Fiona McKay, was part of our Women's History Month programming and aimed to address the lack of inclusiveness and diversity that women face in the industry today. We invited a few of our key client partners t...

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  • Locked Down and Upskilled

    16 days ago

    The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending far more time at home than usual. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?Some utilized this new-found time to prioritize self-care, rediscover a particular passion, or...

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  • Buy-Side Risk & Analytics Recruitment Market Update

    25 days ago

    Looking forward in 2021, the Selby Jennings Risk Management Recruitment team believes that both the interview and onboarding processes for talent will remain consistent with what has been seen in the last 12 months. In particular, the biggest challenges that clients are anticipated to face navigating talent acquisition this year are not related the virtual work environment; ...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in Financial Services

    2 months ago

    More than 90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has moved forward slowly in recent years. With diversity and inclusion at the top of the agenda, we explore the current state of affairs for women of color in financial services and the underlying processes within recruitment that may create obstacles to increasing their rep...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    3 months 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

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

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

    4 months 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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  • Technology Legal Market Update

    4 months 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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  • West Coast Investment Banking Market Update

    4 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

    4 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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  • Insurance Talent Trends for 2021

    4 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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  • Recruitment Landscape: Quantitative Analytics

    4 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

    4 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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  • Midwest Legal Recruitment Market Update

    4 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

    4 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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  • Talent Trends in the Chicago Quants Market

    4 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

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

    4 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

    4 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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