• Recruitment Landscape: Quantitative Analytics

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 months 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

    4 months 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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  • Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    4 months ago

    ​​​Flexible working has been a growing trend for many years; with the outbreak of COVID-19, this trend has reached its tipping point.  For many employers, flexible working arrangements have been the only way to handle the unprecedented challenges the pandemic brought about; with 78% of workers now saying they want increased flexibility in their work moving forward, it will b...

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  • Join Selby Jennings at QuantMinds International

    4 months ago

    ​​BOOK NOW​Matthew Rooney, Head of Quant Analytics at Selby Jennings, will be chairing the Volatility Modelling & Trading stream at this year’s QuantMinds International, taking place 2-6 November 2020 in a now fully virtual setting.

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  • The Future of Face-to-Face Meetings

    6 months ago

    Half a year in and London’s finance community is already brimming with nostalgia for face-to-face meetings.The global health crisis has profoundly impacted the way that bankers, advisors, and relationship managers can interact and engage with their clients. Early on, as news spread about the emergent SAR-Cov-2, some banks restricted international business trips or cancelled ...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    6 months ago

    ​With workers slowly returning to the office across Europe and the UK, the banking and financial services work place will be virtually unrecognizable. What short and lasting impact will the pandemic have on the workspace? 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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  • How to Avoid a Talent Migration Post-Pandemic

    6 months ago

    ​​Nobody yet knows what the legacy of COVID-19 will be. HR and recruitment experts are increasingly concerned that businesses which do survive this period will face a further crisis in the shape of talent acquisition and retention in ‘the new normal’.​Anxiety about the workforce is not new: a recent PWC study found 80% of CEOs are either extremely or somewhat concerned about...

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  • Working from Home is the Key to Diversity

    7 months ago

    ​While the concept of telecommuting has been around since the 1970s, it has taken a global pandemic for the idea to achieve widespread adoption.  Historically, working from home was largely the reserve of a relatively privileged class of ‘knowledge workers’; now, as much as 74% of the banking and financial services workforce reports wanting to embrace the model according to ...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    7 months ago

    ​​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.​Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?​While great p...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    7 months ago

    Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the finance sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human communication...

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  • Global Job Confidence Index 2020

    7 months ago

    In this critical time, understanding how the workforce thinks and feels is essential. At Selby Jennings, we are able to gauge the hopes and fears of the financial services workforce in the world’s major economies, and share that vital information with you. This information gives you the power to attract, motivate and retain talent in a time of crisis.The inaugural Selby Jenn...

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  • Financial Services Recruitment in a Time of Disruption: What We’ve Learned So Far

    8 months ago

    ​Remote working worksWhile remote working has been a staple in a number of industries, banking and finance has traditionally been very ‘office-focused’; whether this be through legacy preference of face-to-face interaction or regulatory necessity. However, confronted with a global pandemic, it has had to adapt and adopt to working from home (WFH).In general, the impact worki...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    8 months ago

    ​Working-from-home will likely last long after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. While remote working was already on an upward trend before, it was certainly not the norm. In 2018, only 5.2% of people across the European Union would regularly work from home and in the UK that number was even lower (4.4%). As government lockdowns required most workers to stay inside and work ...

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    9 months ago

    ​​​In the financial services industry in the UK and Europe, many hiring managers have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, many job post have been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up. You have revised, rethought, and remade every aspect of your talent acquisition process...

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  • How to navigate a difficult job market

    9 months ago

    ​It comes as no surprise these days that Covid-19 has rattled many markets and the global economy. While stock markets worldwide show significant levels of volatility with the UK’s FTSE 100 falling by 10% in one day in mid march – the worst day in three decades - only to jump again by 25% in early April, likely no financial sector will be left untouched.With the pandemic lea...

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  • Building Resilience: Covid-19 and Financial Services Recruitment

    9 months ago

    ​The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. While many markets are being shaken by this pandemic, no financial sector will be left untouched. Stock markets worldwide show significant levels of volatility with the UK’s FTSE 100 falling by 10% in one day in mid march...

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