• Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    3 days 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

    23 days 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 month 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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  • Investment Banking Market Update

    about 2 months ago

    We are currently in a candidate driven market – bankers are in higher demand than ever before, but with intense competition and a shrinking candidate pool, banks are accelerating efforts to re-think their approach to retention and recruitment in order to attract and retain key talent. The landscape of investment banking jobs is feverish; we have witnessed a profound uptick i...

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  • Demand for Talent in the Tech Space

    about 2 months ago

    ​Demand for Talent The overall demand for technology talent throughout 2020 has been very steady. While the year has certainly been tougher than usual for many businesses, most would agree that falling behind on the execution of key technology agendas would only make life more difficult. Mid-High Frequency Firms – who thrive off volatility – have accelerated technology hiri...

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  • Performance Over Presence

    2 months ago

    ​At the beginning of 2020, many financial services companies were firmly thrust into a remote working trajectory, a watershed year for digital transformation within the workplace. For the past year, the high-speed mass adoption of flexible working required employers to redefine and re-examine the workplace. If flexible agility, hybrid cloud infrastructures, and open banking ...

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  • Women in Investing Round Table Takeaways

    2 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    4 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

    5 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

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

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

    6 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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  • Technology Legal Market Update

    6 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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  • Finance Legal Market Update

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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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  • Recruitment Landscape: Quantitative Analytics

    6 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

    6 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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