• Life & Annuity Recruitment Market Update 2021

    about 1 month 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 2 months 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

    2 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

    5 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

    5 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

    5 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    8 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

    8 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

    9 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

    9 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

    9 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

    9 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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