• Innovation and Consolidation in the Front Office

    10 months ago

    After spending six years recruiting for some of the most successful and innovative hedge funds, trading desks, and money managers in the world, I wanted to write about a topic that has been at the forefront of client’s inquiries over the past couple of years now. It’s a topic that I believe reflects innovation and consolidation in the front office, and how different human ca...

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  • How AI Can Boost Diversity Hiring

    10 months ago

    ​Only 9.9% of the STEM employees are women of color. Does artificial intelligence (AI) hold the key to creating a fair and representative workforce in financial services? This guide explores how AI is currently being applied throughout the recruitment process as part of a diverse hiring strategy. Download to discover:•The reasons behind implicit and explicit hiring biases•Ho...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    10 months ago

    The majority of leaders within financial services say diversity is a business priority – 90% of CEOs say it is their most important one according to McKinsey & Company. Yet little progress has been made in recent years and women, particularly women of color, remain underrepresented at the top. In this article, we explore the current ‘state of the union’ for women of colo...

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  • How to Feel Happy on Blue Monday

    11 months ago

    With colder temperatures across many parts of the US, and the festivities of the holiday season fading away, January can be a difficult time to stay motivated at work. These factors lead to what is officially called Blue Monday, or the most depressing day of the year. In many financial services hubs in the US, such as New York, Chicago, and Boston, freezing temperatures keep...

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  • Women in Quants

    11 months ago

    The quants gender divideA lack of females in the financial industry has long been an issue, and the quantitative finance sector is no stranger to this. In fact, quantitative finance is rated as one of the top-three financial sectors with the least amount of female representation at just 21%; behind Trading and IT.In fact, the number of women working in computer science-relat...

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  • AI in Recruitment

    11 months ago

    In 2008, so-called ‘robo-advisers’ launched to the general public to enable clients to manage their assets personally in the midst of the global financial crisis. Online investment company, Betterment, launched in the same year and popularized this innovative use of artificial intelligence. Ten years on, and the financial industry is just beginning to consider the full poten...

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  • Gender Diversity: The Commerical Imperative

    11 months ago

    The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. The data from 50 of the world’s biggest banks, insurers, asset managers and professional services firms showed that despite being the majority of junior staff, only a quarter (26%) of senior roles were occupied by women. In...

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  • 5 Hiring Trends to Watch in 2020 and the Next Decade

    12 months ago

    Looking back the 2019 year, it is safe to say that the economy and hiring trends across the financial services sector went through a bit of a roller coaster. Kicking off 2019, we were faced with looming fears of an economic downturn that led to most top tier financial institutions putting the brakes on hiring across Q1 and Q2. As the economy rallied in the second half of the...

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  • The Holiday Hiring Freeze: Fact or Fiction?

    12 months ago

    ​Oh, December – it’s a time for jubilation and not applications, so the conventional wisdom goes. Employers are not in the business of hiring. Instead, it’s the season when faithful friends gather to share an unreasonable amount of mince pies and where work seems a million miles away. Everyone has heard of the holiday hiring freeze, but is this just another seasonal myth? Is...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss that a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    12 months ago

    ​According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 23% of US companies offer sabbaticals. With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. ​Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to identify stres...

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  • 9 in 2019: The Financial Stories that Shaped the Year

    about 1 year ago

    This year saw the 21st century in its final throws of adolescence. A government shutdown, low unemployment, record stock market highs, and continuing trade wars all played a role in shaping 2019’s financial markets and economy. In a world of 24 hour news, recounting what happened yesterday, let alone at the beginning of the year, can be a challenge. The final year of the dec...

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  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    about 1 year ago

    ​September 2018 saw the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers - often portrayed in popular culture as the high profile starting pistol for the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). During the aftermath, banking and financial services were put under intense scrutiny and continue to be subject to incredible levels of political intervention, commentary, enhanced re...

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  • 5 Reasons Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    about 1 year ago

    ​Skilled employees with quality insights are essential to the banking and financial services sector, and in a busy job market, it is likely for employers to want to keep their best performing talent when they hand in their resignation.Research from Deloitte revealed that 58% of senior managers across the financial services sector are willing to extend counter-offers in order...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    about 1 year ago

    The global banking and financial services sector have a very high earning potential, and those with sound commercial acumen can develop a successful and fast-moving career. However, it is now up to the professional to drive their own careers as technological advances transform the sector and remove the traditional career ladder.Self-motivated professionals may face issues in...

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  • 7 Ways to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    about 1 year ago

    ​If you have emerged from a rigorous interview process within the banking and financial services sector with a job offer and an attractive salary offer, it can be tempting to say “yes” before considering elements of a job offer which will impact on your quality of life.Even if a job offer has it all on paper, you may have seen a few warning signs within the company during th...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate

    about 1 year ago

    ​If you are hiring for a senior or particularly skilled role within the banking and financial services sector, it is likely before you can send the official job offer, you will enter a period of negotiation when it comes to your ideal candidate’s initial wage packet.The sector is competitive and many banks and financial institutions offer attractive signing bonuses or perfor...

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  • The Key to Writing a Great EVP

    about 1 year ago

    ​Roles in the finance industry are expected to grow by ten percent by 2026. The sector is also quickly evolving, with online only banks and increased hiring in cybersecurity. This means the sector needs a crossover from other talent pools such as tech.Solutions to recruitment struggles can be found in developing an attractive employer brand. This is built around an EVP, or E...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    about 1 year ago

    ​Winning a brilliant new role within the global banking and financial services sector is certainly a cause for celebration, but your first day in your new position can be considered an extension of your interview process. Now the pressure is on to sell yourself to your new team members, and reassure your new boss that they have made the right choice in hiring you.While your ...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker’s Salary

    about 1 year ago

    ​The banking and financial services sector has the potential for very high earnings. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of a Financial Manager is around $120,000, with further lucrative opportunities available in investment banking.If you work in the finance sector, chances are you haven’t reached the height of your earning potential yet, an...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    about 1 year ago

    ​If you are a leader in the banking and financial services sector, it is your top priority to ensure your teams are happy and working collaboratively. This delicate balance can be upset by the presence of a toxic employee who can spread negativity and cynicism to other members of your team.Toxic employees can often be brilliant and innovative workers, but toxic behavior such...

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