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  • Key Insights & Takeaways from QuantMinds 2023

    3 days ago

    ​​Selby Jennings' talent acquisition experts from Europe, the USA, and Asia attended QuantMinds 2023 in London in November - the world's leading quant finance event. Alex Morris, Vice President - Quantitative Analytics at Selby Jennings Europe, shares his key takeaways from the event, including current and future market trends and their impacts on hiring.What trends have you...

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  • The UK's Bold Move: Scrapping the Cap on Banker Bonuses

    about 1 month ago

    In a post-Brexit environment, the UK continues to reassess its relationship with EU policies. One of the most significant changes that has captured the attention of the global financial community is the UK's decision to scrap the cap on banker bonuses inherited from the EU. This change not only symbolises a divergence from EU financial regulations but also has substantial im...

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  • How the Right Risk Management Talent can Future-proof Financial Services

    about 1 month ago

    Building Risk Resilience​In today’s complex landscape, understanding and managing risk is essential to ensuring your financial firm’s longevity and growth. And to do that, you have to have the right risk talent in place. Overlooking risk can lead to significant consequences, both financially and reputationally. Regulatory changes, economic downturns, and unforeseen disrupti...

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  • Considerations for Financial Services Professionals When Changing Jobs

    about 1 month ago

    ​Transitioning to a new job is a substantial decision for banking and financial services professionals. In such a dynamic and highly competitive field, it’s important to thoroughly assess any move and consider the factors that could affect your longer-term career. In this article, Selby Jennings explores the crucial points that banking and financial services professionals sh...

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  • Quantitative Analytics Salary Guide Europe 2023

    3 months ago

    ​In Europe’s financial services sector, there’s a consistent demand for professionals in Quantitative Analytics, Research & Trading. Requirements for professionals across front and back office, covering the entire lifecycle from coding and validation to derivative pricing and automating functions, is astronomically high.Having guidance on salary and industry trends is crucia...

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  • The Great Return: From Crypto Back to Traditional Finance

    3 months ago

    In recent years, the financial world has been rocked by the meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies. A lot of talented quants and traders, attracted to crypto's volatile prices and potentially massive returns, shifted their attention away from traditional markets and dove headfirst into crypto native funds. However, the tides seem to be shifting once again, and there's a noticeabl...

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  • The Green Revolution's Impact on Finance and Talent Acquisition

    3 months ago

    The energy sector has been experiencing paradigm shifts in recent years, driven in large part by sustainable and renewable energy trends, which have influenced the financial sciences and services industry. Jasmine Warner, Associate Vice President at Selby Jennings, shares her expert insights on the latest movements in energy that are reshaping both businesses and the talent ...

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  • Financial Technology Salary Guide Europe 2023

    4 months ago

    ​With projections of becoming a $1.5 trillion industry by 2030, the financial technology sector has witnessed rapid growth in recent years. Banking-focused financial technology companies are expected to make up almost 25% of all banking valuations worldwide by the end of the decade.With this anticipated growth comes the hot topic of salaries, not only for those hiring and pr...

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  • The Real Alpha: Unleashing Talent in Quantitative Finance Hiring

    4 months ago

    ​Demand for Quantitative Analytics, Research & Trading professionals is always increasing in the financial services industry. It can be a challenge for hiring managers without the right talent partner to attract and retain the best Quants, meaning having guidance on salary and industry trends is crucial in getting the right workforce in place for the years ahead.Similarly, p...

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  • Investment Banking Salary Guide UK

    5 months ago

    In the highly competitive field of Investment Banking, having up to date knowledge of base salaries and bonus packages is vital for businesses looking to attract and retain top talent. For industry professionals, having access to current salary trends allows them to benchmark their current compensation package or employment offers against their peers.This exclusive guide...

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  • Embracing Disabled Talent: Driving Success Through Inclusive Hiring in Europe

    5 months ago

    In today's evolving business landscape, recognizing and embracing diversity and inclusion is crucial. Despite progress, the potential of disabled talent remains largely underappreciated in Europe. Recent findings from our Selby Jennings poll shed light on the current state of affairs, with 55% of respondents admitting their hiring strategies lack provisions for candidates wi...

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  • Expanding Quants Talent in the UK

    6 months ago

    The United Kingdom's status as a global financial hub relies on its ability to attract and develop top talent in the field of Quantitative Finance, commonly known as Quants. As the financial industry becomes increasingly data-driven and technology-centric, the demand for skilled Quants professionals continues to rise. Expanding the Quants talent pool in the UK is not only cr...

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  • Tomorrow's Fintech

    7 months ago

    ​​As the fintech sector continues to experience significant growth, it’s vital that hiring keeps pace with the market.This report investigates the future of hiring in the fintech industry, so whether you are an organization searching for the right people to achieve your business goals, or a professional pursuing your next opportunity in this rapidly evolving market, we...

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  • Interview & Hiring Guidance

    7 months ago

    5 essential tips for employers, hiring managers, and HR on the hiring process in Financial Sciences & ServicesThe interview process, from initial phone call screenings and psychometric testing, to face to face interviews with the hiring manager and onsite tours, can often be a long and laborious process.So it is imperative to keep an interview process streamlined and engaged...

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  • 2023 Bonus Season Breakdown

    8 months ago

    Discover the latest analysis of bonuses and rewards in the Financial Sciences & Services industry, and how it impacts the talent market.Understanding bonus structure has become not only a critical aspect to businesses in attracting and retaining top talent, but also for professionals in knowing their true value.Analysing the rewards arrangement across the Finance and Bankin...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    8 months ago

    ​Finding the perfect candidate for your latest role can be a long and arduous road. Once you have found the employee with the skills you need and an attitude which will fit perfectly within your team, it is time to make your job offer. In a perfect world, you will get an enthusiastic acceptance. However, if you are hiring in a busy sector, or trying it, is likely you may hav...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    8 months ago

    ​Landing a job offer is a great achievement and it can be tempting to grab it with both hands, particularly if you’ve been focused on the interview process for some time. Yes, crafting CVs and cover letters, researching companies and positions, preparing presentations, and attending interviews are all time and energy consuming parts of the process, especially for senior-exec...

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  • How to Get the Most Out of a Long and Challenging Interview Process

    8 months ago

    ​Interviewing at a banking or financial services firm, particularly for senior-executive level positions, will often entail a rigorous process that includes a lot of prep, energy, and tough technical questions to assess if you have the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle the role. In certain instances, you may even be invited to attend an all-day interview, which entail...

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  • How the AVP of Selby Jennings supports diversity in Quants

    8 months ago

    Konza Akhtar has seen many countries in her life. She was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hong Kong, then pursued her master’s degree in psychology in the UK. It was in London that she realized she loved working with people and joined Phaidon International as one of the first post-Covid hires. At Selby Jennings, Konza found a surprising use for her psychology degree in talen...

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  • Negotiating the Salary you Deserve

    8 months ago

    ​When seeking a new job, it’s imperative to know the market, understand where you fit within it, and form a realistic salary expectation to stick to. A good talent partner will help you to know your worth within the industry and organization you’re interviewing for and will assist with communicating those expectations back to the hiring manager, but no one is a better advoca...

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