• Performance over Presence

    about 15 hours 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 days 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

    19 days 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

    about 1 month 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

    3 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

    3 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

    4 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

    4 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    7 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

    7 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

    7 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

    9 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

    9 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

    9 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

    10 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

    10 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

    10 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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