• Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    9 days ago by Jay Chow

    While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workplace, the short term will mostly be characterized by iterative solutions intended to buy time and weather immediate concerns.It is uncertain when or if a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered, and radical reorganization of the workplace could prove an unnecess...

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  • Returning from The Circuit Breaker

    29 days ago by Jay Chow

    On 3 April, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a nationwide partial lockdown, euphemistically known as a circuit breaker, to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore. After 2 months, the government announced Singapore will embark on a three-phrased approach to resume activities safely, post-circuit breaker. what is the financial market trend after Singapore return f...

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  • Global Report: Selby Jennings Job Confidence Index 2020

    about 2 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Interviewed with over 900 financial services professionals across the globe, donwload our global report to discover global and regional data.

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  • Banking Technology Hiring Freeze is Thawing | Interview with Bloomberg

    about 2 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​DBS, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, Citigroup are increasing banking technology talent to their tech teams in the region despite the economic downturn. Asia has been the first-in-first-out from the months-long lockdown, giving room for financial services companies in the region to step up recruiting.

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  • Job Confidence Index 2020 report

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Request a copy of our survey result from Financial Services professionals during Covid-19.

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  • ​Building Resilience: Covid-19 and Financial Services Recruitment

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. As markets rattle, no financial sector will be left untouched.At Selby Jennings, we wanted to share how is recruitment being affected? How can employers move forwards with their hiring processes in this climate? We do see ...

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  • Market Report: Private Banking & Wealth Management (March 2020)

    4 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​Last year was a relatively busy year for the private banking & wealth management market, we saw regional key movements from various banks that have led to team moves, restructuring and firms changing their strategy for 2020. What will the market be this year?Private Banking & Wealth Management Market ForecastWe believe private banks and external asset managers (EAM...

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  • Market Report: Financial Technology (Mar 2020)

    4 months ago by Jay Chow

    Financial technology is leading the market in 2020. ​With the growth of data, digital banking, and insuretech, we see potential for a lot of new teams being built, and new headcount to be added at the mid to senior level throughout our clients. We predict that there will be a demand at the mid to senior level as firms look to stay competitive in their field, and hire with th...

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  • ​Market Update - March 2020

    5 months ago by Katrina Chui

    At Selby Jennings, we work closely with hiring managers and high calibre professionals every day. As a result, we receive perspectives from companies and individuals. We would like to share these market updates to those who are interested. If you wish to have a conversation regarding the market, contact us.​Market update for March 2020:RISK MANAGEMENTLEGAL & COMPLIANCE​R...

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  • Gender Diversity: The Commercial Imperative

    5 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. The data from 50 of the world’s biggest banks, insurers, asset managers and professional services firms showed that despite being the majority of junior staff, only a quarter (26%) of senior roles were occupied by women. I...

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  • 2020 Employment Prospect

    5 months ago by Katrina Chui

    2020 is set to be a year of change in the Asia Pacific, as the region continues to face a challenging economic, environmental, and talent landscape; the latter being compounded by the head-long rush of digital transformation, automation and technology. Over the next 12 months, what can we expect from the job market in Singapore and Hong Kong? Natasha Madhavan, a talent exp...

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  • Interim Report: Job Confidence Index 2020

    5 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Whilst the Financial Services industry continues to face impending challenges, career opportunities are enhanced. Digital transformation, FinTech, new and emerging non-banking innovators are all seeking superb professionals. Talent remains a critical factor for business when driving innovation for success.Often, employers find it challenging to identify and convince great ta...

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  • Singapore Top Talent Trends 2020

    6 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Following the de-escalation of the US-China trade war, we predict that an economic rebound is in the works for Singapore. Employment prospects will largely follow the pace of economic recovery. Here are the top talent trends for Singapore:Hiring decisions and job vacanciesWith an improvement in the global outlook, regions across Asia are likely to experience the largest sala...

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

    9 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

    9 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?

    10 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​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 Londo...

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  • Insights from QuantMinds Americas

    11 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​Selby Jennings had the honor of attending and speaking at this year’s QuantMinds Americas conference, held in Boston. Oliver Cooke, Managing Director of North America, moderated a panel of esteemed professionals, exploring the topic, “What should we be teaching the next generation of Quants?”QuantMinds Americas brought together experts from banks, investment managers, regu...

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  • What Should We Be Teaching the Next Generation of Quants?

    about 1 year ago by Jay Chow

    ​​​Oliver Cooke, Managing Director of North America, has been invited to QuantMinds Americas to moderate the much-anticipated panel, “What should we be teaching the next generation of quants?” The panel will discuss the future of quant talent and skills, as well as exploring how quant modeling compares across different sectors. Looking ahead to the event, Cooke shares some k...

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  • Top Trends in Life & Annuities - 2019

    over 1 year ago by Jay Chow

    ​​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 Jay Chow

    ​​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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