• Quants Global Market Report 2021

    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 firm...

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  • Global Job Confidence Index 2021

    3 months ago

    ​The annual Selby Jennings Global Job Confidence Index aims to measure the beating heartbeat of the Financial Services labor market, their confidence in the economy, securing or finding a job, compensation and bonus, flexible working patterns, and whether the bull-bear factors in employment have altered.

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  • Employee Job Confidence: A New Dawn?

    3 months ago

    ​As the global economy is projected to recover and relaunch, the world health crisis continues to cast a shadow on many countries and impact economic activity. Although the path to financial stability may be uncertain, having unique access to what employees are thinking may be the best strategic advantage for talent management in competitive markets. ​In 2020, we launched t...

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  • The Virtual Recruitment Landscape: Reset and Reboot

    4 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 Inter...

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  • How To Avoid Bias In Job Descriptions

    4 months ago

    ​There is overwhelming evidence that companies with diverse workforces perform better on every possible metric, with diversity positively impacting every level of a business, from the cleaning staff to the board of directors. ​Bringing in as many perspectives, working styles and experience as possible to a workplace leads to integration, success and growth to those businesse...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    4 months ago

    As many businesses are finally reopening their doors across Europe and the UK, the banking and financial services workplace will look quite different. What short and long-term impact will the pandemic have on the workplace? How will these changes affect talent? While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the works...

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  • Top Trends to Improve your ED&I Strategy

    4 months ago

    ​The global relevance of equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I), as a business value and organising principle, remains a key concern for recruiters and many organisations. ED&I is a powerful enabler of innovation and growth; companies that lead with this progressive course of action, not only address systemic barriers, but drive impactful change within all areas o...

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  • 5 Self-Care Practices that Put Your Mental Health First

    5 months ago

    ​In light of the anxiety and stress caused by the global health crisis and its fallout, it’s no wonder that many have felt the weight of the past twelve months on their shoulders. Social isolation, video call fatigue, and an increase in employee burnout are some of the driving factors impacting the lives of so many this year. Whether you are struggling to stay motivated, fee...

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  • Performance over Presence

    6 months ago

    ​Change may well be on the horizon and is accelerating exponentially. 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 workp...

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  • Talent Story: Why I moved from Google to a Hedge Fund and don't regret it

    6 months ago

    ​If you are a Software Engineer, SRE or Infrastructure Engineer in 2021, chances are you have been approached, or at least prompted with ads, about a career move into financial technology. The reason is simple: as financial companies are catching up in innovation and technological advancements, they are actively looking for the skilled technical experts to build out their sy...

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  • Locked Down and Upskilled

    7 months ago

    ​​The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 has resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending endless time at home. 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 have utilised this new-found time to prioritise self-care, rediscover a particular passion, or...

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  • International Women's Day 2021: An Interview with Brianne Toole

    7 months ago

    ​This year's International's Women's Daytheme #ChooseToChallenge represents the idea of challenging norms related to gender equality to create change. At Selby Jennings, we choose to challenge and promote gender diversity and inclusion. ​Brianne Toole, Head of Corporate & Investment Management - Europe at Selby Jennings, shares her thoughts on this year's theme, and how ...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    9 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.

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  • Financial Services Hiring Trends 2021

    9 months ago

    ​2020 was a tumultuous year of historic proportions. Between the advent of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, financial institutions faced a volatile and increasingly negative market coupled with the unfamiliar prospect of the majority of their workforce having to complete their duties remotely. Uncertainty remains omnipresent in 2021, but the outlook is positiv...

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  • Recruitment Landscape: Quantitative Analytics

    10 months ago

    ​​The Selby Jennings Quants team works with professionals across the Europe, 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...

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  • Investment Management Hiring Landscape: 2020

    10 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 negati...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    12 months ago

    ​​Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove strenuous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard-to-fill role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:D...

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  • UK Black History Month

    12 months ago

    ​Black History Month is recognised and celebrated in the UK during the month of October. Different to the US and parts of Europe, which takes place during February each year, this month recognises the contribution of Black people to the history and makeup of the UK, and celebrating their achievements and successes. When and why Black History Month is celebratedThe UK Bla...

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  • Selby Jennings Wins European Quant Services Award

    about 1 year ago

    ​The Selby Jennings team is honoured to have won the HFM European Quants Awards 2020, in the category Best Executive Search – Quant. This category showcases recruitment firms who have demonstrated excellence in client service and product development, particularly in the effort to secure top quants talent for hedge funds over the previous 12 months.This year has been particul...

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  • The Work-Life Rebalance

    about 1 year ago

    ​We are at a crossroads. The health and wellbeing of the workforce has never been more closely intertwined with the state of the economy.The public health crisis caused by Covid-19 has forced operational change and reflection on the way that people organize and work. Global lockdowns have meant that many companies have shifted to remote working – where they are able to – res...

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