• The Work-Life Rebalance

    27 days 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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  • The Future of Face-to-Face Meetings

    3 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

    4 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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  • Global Job Confidence Index 2020

    4 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    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

    5 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​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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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with James Findlay

    8 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    What role can recruitment play in creating a gender-balanced workforce throughout the financial services industry? James Findlay, Relationship Director, UK & EMEA, shares his thoughts for International Women's Day 2020. The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an equal world is an enabled world. What does that mean to you in the financial services?Selby Jennings ...

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  • How AI Can Boost Diversity Hiring

    8 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​​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•H...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    10 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​​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 col...

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

    11 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​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 de...

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  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    11 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​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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  • Which European City will Benefit most from Brexit?

    about 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​As the UK careens towards Brexit, a growing list of European cities are battling it out to usurp The City of London as the continent’s next financial hub. Tempered by the uncertainty a potential ‘no deal’ brings, financial institutions are already charting their departure from the English capital.What cities could replace London?Potential suitors lining up to succeed London...

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  • The rise of external asset managers (EAM) in Asia

    over 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​A decade ago, External Asset Managers (EAMs) were virtually unknown in Asia, despite being well established in Europe and the USA. Now the sector is rapidly expanding, Hong Kong and Singapore have a total of 160 independent asset management firms, and collectively manage US$91.5 billion in private wealth as of 2017.Traditionally, investors in Hong Kong, Singapore and the As...

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  • Top Trends in Life & Annuities - 2019

    over 1 year ago

    ​With a strong move into Q4, unemployment at a record breaking low, and exciting new changes coming to the market our team wanted to feature a few trends we are seeing develop in the market.  We have outlined several of the largest changes most employers have been facing and a bit of outlook on the best way to take them in stride. From exam schedules to increased regulation ...

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  • Quantitative Finance Year In Review - 2019

    over 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​​Key Developments So FarSell-SideAs buy-side institutions, and the industry at large, continue to become more quantitative, Investment Banks have been increasingly investing in quantitative support within existing business lines which may or may not have had a direct quant team in the past. Specifically, this was seen across a number of European Investment Banks who investe...

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  • Insurance and Actuarial Talent Trends in 2019

    over 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​One clear trend emerges in the insurance industry — Artificial Intelligence has arrived. You may have already seen evidence of this such as algorithms in the actuarial back office all the way to chatbots for claims resolution. The AI disruption can be good for talent in this sector, as those who embrace these tools can stand out among the sea of competitors.Using AI to Incr...

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  • Credit-Market-Update-Q1-2019

    over 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​After an extremely turbulent end to 2018, credit market investors more than ever in recent memory seem to be taking a hard look at their strategic plans. Stocked with piles of fresh capital but struggling to generate deals with sufficient yield potential across familiar strategies, our clients have generally sought to broaden their mandates, and are seeking new talent to me...

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  • Trends in Investment Banking in 2019

    almost 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​​Because of 2018’s success in the investment banking market — an overall bullish market and record-high transactions and deals — there seems to be a significant shortage for top quality talent. As the unemployment rate keeps hovering at 3.8%, 2019 is shaping up to be a time where the struggle for talent will continue to be a priority for the entire financial sector.Pursui...

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  • How Making the Right Fintech Sales Hire Impacts Your Bottom Line

    almost 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​With the end of the year rapidly approaching, we are all looking towards 2019 for ways that we can grow and be better in the New Year, and the same goes for Fintech Sales teams looking to grow their headcount.Ensuring you make the right hire for your team can have a significant impact on the bottom line of the business. According to research from Parker & Lynch, the U....

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  • Is Paris Set To Outstrip London As First Choice For FS Talent?

    almost 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Europe’s Financial Hubs: Paris a Contender for London’s Top Spot? Most agree that London is Europe’s No.1 banking and financial services hub, and is likely to remain so even after Brexit. However, Paris is emerging as a serious contender, with several major global banks and asset managers deciding to relocate their sales and trading operations there in recent months. We tak...

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  • An interview with Zahra Husain - Driving Diversity and the Bottom Line

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Zahra Husain has over ten years’ experience working in leveraged finance and is the co-founder of Humans in Finance, alongside her brother Asad Husain and friend Sarah Laitung. They champion professionals working in Financial Services “that are committed to a better society and world.”​Zahra was kind enough to moderate our event, Driving Diversity and the Bottom Line, in pa...

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