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Selby Jennings: Your Leading recruiter for Financial Technology in Singapore

Selby Jennings is a leading specialist talent partner for financial sciences & services. Our global Financial Technology team provides permanent, contract, and multi-hire FinTech recruitment from our office in Singapore.

For more than 15 years, clients and candidates have had peace of mind that their Financial Technology recruitment process is in safe hands. As the high use of mobile devices and technology-based applications increases demand for financial and banking solutions, now is the best time to team up with an experienced talent partner.

From streamlining processes and upskilling workforces to staying cutting edge by employing flexible work models, we advise enterprise leaders on when to strike and how. We also provide expert insight to Fintech professionals on benchmarking salaries in Singapore and assist them through their career moves.

If you’re interested in securing the very best Financial Technology talent in Singapore or you’re a professional looking for Fintech jobs, the Selby Jennings Financial Technology team connects exceptional talent to industry-leading clients.

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Benefits of working with Selby Jennings

We are a specialist talent/recruitment partner. Among the many benefits of working with Selby Jennings Financial Technology team located in Singapore:

Experience

We have nearly 20 years of experience as a leading recruiter in financial sciences & services.

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A vast, global network of the best, in-demand professionals, working with the world’s largest financial institutions to innovative fintech start-ups and beyond.​

​Knowledge

Our award-winning talent specialists offer bespoke, tailored guidance on the latest hiring trends and industry news to help you achieve your goals.

At Selby Jennings, we believe in fostering long-term partnerships based on trust, integrity, and mutual success. We strive to provide personalized solutions tailored to your specific requirements, offering flexible options to accommodate your Financial Technology hiring preferences. Whether you need to fill critical positions quickly or are seeking strategic talent acquisition solutions, we have the resources and expertise to deliver results. Submit your vacancy to us today.

Take the first step towards overcoming your talent shortage today by completing the form. Our team looks forward to speaking with you to explore how we can partner with your organization to meet your Financial Technology recruitment needs in Singapore efficiently and effectively.

Financial Technology Jobs

Power BI Developer

JOB TITLE: Power BI Developer LOCATION: Hong Kong A prestigious aviation supplier company in Hong Kong is seeking a highly skilled Power BI Developer to join their dynamic team. As a Power BI Developer, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and managing advanced reporting, analytic's, dashboards and other BI solutions. You will also be responsible for performing detailed analysis of source systems and source system data, and translating business needs into technical specifications. QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED: - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field. - Demonstrated experience as a Data Scientist or Business Intelligence (BI) developer. - Proficiency with DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) and M Query Language. Join us in a technology-driven environment focused on innovation! This permanent role offers an incredible opportunity for those who have a passion for transforming data into actionable insights. We are looking for someone who not only has the right qualifications, but also fits seamlessly into a culture that values curiosity, ambition, and excellence every step of the way.

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Hong Kong
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Experiences Helpdesk Specialist

Our client is a top Global Hedge fund, is looking for a highly experienced IT Specialist. You will be required to diagnose hardware/software issues and implement system updates while maintaining data security standards. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to enhance user experience by providing technical support and resolving any issues that may arise. Strong problem-solving skills and effective communication are essential for success in this role, as well as excellent time management skills to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. A minimum of 3 years' experience in helpdesk or IT support roles Experience working in the asset management, hedge fund or investment banking industry is preferable Strong knowledge of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and common desktop applications Familiarity with networking concepts and troubleshooting (TCP/IP, VPN, DNS, DHCP) Experience supporting remote access solutions, such as Citrix and VPN Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to diagnose and resolve complex technical issues Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical users A customer-focused mindset and a dedication to providing exceptional support to our employees

Negotiable
Hong Kong
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Quantitative Trader - Crypto

I am currently partnering with a tier one Hedge Fund to onbaord an experienced Quantitative Trader for a DeFi trading desk. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing sophisticated trading strategies in the rapidly evolving DeFi space. This role offers a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced, intellectually stimulating environment and contribute to the firm's success in the digital asset market. Responsibilities: Research, Optimize & Execute trading strategies for DeFi markets. Conduct in-depth analysis of DeFi protocols, market trends, and trading patterns to identify profitable opportunities. Implement robust risk management frameworks to monitor and control trading risks. Continuously monitor and analyze the performance of trading strategies, making adjustments as necessary. Work closely with other traders, researchers, and engineers to share insights and improve trading systems. Requirements: Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. Proven experience in quantitative trading in the DeFi or digital asset space. Experience with traditional financial markets is a plus. Proficiency in Python and VBA. Familiarity with blockchain technology and smart contracts is highly desirable. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret complex data sets and market signals.. Communication: Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.

Up to US$200000 per year + Bonus
Cayman Islands
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Senior Java Developer

Responsibilities: Participate in architecture design, feature development, and online issue support for platform services. Participate in requirements reviews, collaborating with product managers, testers, client developers, and other departments to ensure timely delivery. Write and maintain project and daily documentation. Requirements: Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or related field. More than 5 years of Java development experience, having been responsible for core modules of at least one medium to large-scale project. Experience in reading source code, proficient in mainstream Java development frameworks and related ecosystem components. Deep understanding of virtual machines, multithreading, network IO models, and database optimization. In-depth knowledge of data caching, message queues, and principles of distributed services. Experience in developing large-scale distributed, high-concurrency, high-load, and high-availability real-time systems is preferred. Background in crypto exchanges is a plus.

Negotiable
Shanghai
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Senior Quantitative Developer

A globally recognized Hedge Fund, specializing in systematic macroeconomic strategies are looking to hire a senior quantitative developer to spearhead the development of greenfield front office trading infrastructure. The role will sit in the modeling and technology team that functions as a core team supporting quants and portfolio managers. The role will report directly to the CTO who has been with the firm for around 10 years and is a true industry expert and will be dedicated in improving your skills and the overall team. This is an ideal role for a senior hands on quant developer who feels they are no longer being challenged or learning new things! Responsibilities: Build platforms for model implementation from scratch Build platforms for data pipelines Develop trading systems technology Interface directly with Quants and PMs Requirements: 5+ years' experience coding in C# and/or Python 3+ years working in a trading team focused on trading strategy development Ability to be commercial and collaborate with cross functional teams Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related field).

US$250000 - US$600000 per year + Bonus
Manhattan
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ITSM ServiceNow Engineer

Key Responsibilities: Develop and maintain ITSM processes by designing and implementing ServiceNow solutions as a team. Combine business requirements with best practices to create added value. Implement interfaces to enhance automation. Support the operation and improvement of a user-centered service portal and other communication channels. Introduce and develop additional business processes and modules on the existing platform. Required Skills and Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in IT, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics. Extensive experience in software development and ServiceNow interface integration. Strong understanding of process and workflow integration. Expertise in ITIL, ITSM, and service processes. Excellent written and spoken skills in both German and English. Benefits: Flexible Hours: Work a 39-hour week with flexible hours. Training Support: Get help with learning and development. Supportive Team: Work with a team that supports your personal goals. Flat Hierarchies: Enjoy a modern workplace with lots of freedom and responsibility. Modern Tools: Use the latest tools and high-quality equipment. Subsidies: Receive subsidies for transportation, cycling, savings, pensions, and meals. Extra Benefits: Access family services, time-off accounts, corporate discounts, and health and sports programs. Mentoring: Benefit from a smooth onboarding with our mentoring system. Please contact me on or please call me on +49 30 726211428 for further information.

Negotiable
Hamburg
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Quantitative Trader

We are spearheading the greenfield build-out of a Quant Research and Trading Team for a ~$6B AUM quantitative hedge fund focused on multi-asset systematic strategies. This team will be sitting in their Boston office focused on short term to medium frequency (intraday to weekly) strategies. Responsibilities: Work with central risk book team focused on global equity trading operations Forecasting intraday stock returns by developing models using both internal and external factors Researching quantitative and behavioral finance literature Collaborate cross-functionally with other departments (strategy, development, and other quantitative researchers) Create detailed models which can be applied to trading in real time Requirements 5+ years of experience in trading research with emphasis on execution Prior Quantitative Trading or Research experience working on Alpha Generation for intraday to weekly strategies Hands on programming experience with Python, R or similar language Familiarity with machine learning models and statistical packages such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Scikit-learn, etc. Masters degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Engineering, Physics, or similar Role will be located in Boston and require in-person work with hybrid working flexibility

US$200000 - US$250000 per year + + Bonus and Benefits
Boston
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Digital & IT Senior BA

Introduction Join a leading integrated energy company, renowned for its extensive activities in exploration, production, transport, and marketing of oil and natural gas. With a significant market presence and an expanding global reach, we are at the forefront of the energy transition and digital transformation in the industry. Role Overview We are seeking an ICT Business Analyst with a dual focus on business and technology to support our Digital & IT team. This role is integral to our digital transformation efforts, contributing to the development and enhancement of our trading and risk IT portfolio. Key Responsibilities Collaborate with D&IT teams and external partners to design new solutions and transform existing applications into a cloud-native architecture. Analyze business needs and translate them into data-oriented and microservices solutions. Work closely with development teams to prototype and deliver cloud-native solutions efficiently. Gather and document requirements using workshops, storyboards, user stories, or other methods. Verify requirements for completeness, consistency, feasibility, and conformity to standards. Comply with and define new processes and documentation as new features and systems are implemented. Define full testing procedures and collaborate with business colleagues to ensure newly developed functionality and systems are fit for purpose. Maintain a holistic view of solutions to understand their wider impact. Participate in organization-wide transformation programs and initiatives. Requirements University degree in Computer Science, Mathematics/Statistics, or equivalent experience. Minimum of 5 years' experience in an IT-focused environment. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships at all organizational levels. Flexible team player with a constructive approach to change. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for accuracy. Positive attitude and a desire to learn. Experience with Cloud Transformation. Strong knowledge of Microservices and Cloud architecture. Strong knowledge of Data and Domain-driven designs. Experience in the energy sector, particularly in trading and market analysis, is an asset. Experience with ETRM or trading packages and relevant implementation. Familiarity with Agile methodologies, design thinking, and UX. Experience with new technologies such as Cloud, Data Analytics, AI, ML, BI, and cybersecurity. Knowledge of programming and/or scripting languages is an asset.

Negotiable
England
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Rust Developer - Trading Platform

Rust Developer Global Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund London, UK (Hybrid) Salary on Application Introduction We are currently seeking a Rust Developer to work with our client, a global multi-strategy hedge fund, as they build an automated trading platform in Rust. This is a greenfield project, a unique opportunity to be exposed to all the aspects of the business: data ingestion, high-performance processing, features and modelling, portfolio and risk management, live execution, and post-trade analysis. Responsibilities As a Rust Developer, you will be responsible for a range of tasks, including: Designing the architecture of the system and its components Implementing the system in Rust and Python Developing high-quality code and tests Integrating the system with the rest of the platform Collaborating with your peers to ensure the best software development practices are followed Qualifications The ideal candidate for this role will have: 1-4 years of experience working with Rust Solid Computer Science knowledge (at least several of the following: standard algorithms, high-performance code, concurrency and multi-threading, systems architecture, numerical programming) Smart, eager learner, open to new challenges Skills The following skills are required for this role: Rust Computer Science Standard Algorithms High-Performance Code Concurrence and Multi-threading Systems Architecture Numerical Programming Additional Information Our client is a leading financial services organisation committed to the best software development practices. They are a small team of knowledgeable passionate individuals, fully open to hybrid working, committed to the best software development practices (CI/CD, code reviews). How to Apply If you are interested in this role, please apply directly to this posting with your CV . We look forward to hearing from you.

Negotiable
London
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Quantitative Research Lead

I am working with a pod at a tier-1 multi-manager who are looking for a quantitative research lead to be based in London. Key Responsibilities: Lead and manage a team of quantitative researchers and analysts. Develop, backtest, and implement systematic trading strategies across various asset classes. Conduct in-depth research to identify new investment opportunities and enhance existing strategies. Utilise advanced statistical and machine learning techniques to analyse large datasets and uncover market inefficiencies. Collaborate with portfolio managers and other teams to integrate research findings into the investment process. Stay abreast of the latest developments in quantitative finance, data science, and financial markets. Present research findings and strategy performance to senior management and stakeholders. Qualifications: Ph.D. is preferred 5 - 10 years of experience in quantitative research and strategy development within a hedge fund. Strong programming skills in languages such as Python, R, or C++. Proficiency in data analysis, statistical modelling, and machine learning techniques. Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Strong communication and leadership skills with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment. Proven ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines. Benefits: Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses. Generous paid time off and flexible working hours. Professional development opportunities and continuous learning initiatives. Collaborative and inclusive company culture. If interested, please let me know by applying directly or emailing me: harry.moore(at)selbyjennings.com

Negotiable
England
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Front End Engineer

Our client, a leading fund, is seeking a Front-End Engineer to join their team in London. In this role, you will work with the latest technologies and cloud services, contributing to the design and development of machine learning frameworks, data science tools, microservices, and web applications. All this while working on their latest greenfield project! Responsibilities: Design, build and maintain machine learning frameworks, data science tools, web applications and other data-driven products. Build Front-End web applications using React Collaborate with colleagues (traders, quant researchers, senior members, etc.) to understand challenges, gather requirements and collect documentation. Continuously aim to improve tech stack and existing processes. Take ownership of products and ensure their improvements and support. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field. 4+ years of experience in Software Engineering, Front End engineering essential, full stack also well considered. Essential: Proficiency in React, developing web applications. Other JavaScript libraries not required. Experience with relational databases (MySQL or Oracle). Deep interest in technology, coding and improving processes. Excellent communication skills and willingness to pick up new technologies. Beneficial: experience in greenfield projects or building from scratch.

Negotiable
England
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Data Quant Developer - Python

I am working on a role with a global quantitative and systematic hedge fund who are looking for a Data Quant Developer to join their team in Paris. Key Responsibilities: Test/evaluate new alternative data sets in collaboration with quant researchers and data teams Once identified with machine learning and statistical methods, automate the extraction of predictive features Manage the full life cycle of data science projects: data acquisition/exploration/engineering, prototyping, and production Operate a wide array of methods, including unsupervised, supervised, learning, natural language processing (NLP), anomaly detection etc Work in collaboration with data engineers, quantitative researchers, to help understand and architect the systems Your present skillset: A keen interest in financial markets, data analysis and programming Structured and unstructured data management expertise Advanced programming experience in Python, C/C++, C# is a plus Cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, etc.) expertise Intellectual curiosity to identify emerging and alternative data Capacity to work with autonomy within a global team (researchers and data engineers) Post Graduate degree in Data Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics 3+ years of experience as a Data Engineer/Analyst/Scientist Significant experience in NLP preferred Ability to work in a high-performance, high-velocity environment Excellent communication skills

Negotiable
Paris
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Financial Technology News & Insight

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Best Cities for Fintech Jobs: Global Hubs Driving Financial Innovation

Fintech is transforming the world of finance, and some cities are at the forefront of this revolution. These are the places where you can discover the most cutting-edge and impactful fintech solutions, careers, and opportunities. Whether you are looking for a new challenge, a smart investment, or a learning experience, these are the cities you need to explore. What makes these cities so special? What are the trends and challenges they face? How can you get involved in their fintech ecosystems? Find out the answers to these questions and more as you read on to discover the top 6 fintech hubs in the world, according to your financial technology talent partner.San Francisco​San Francisco, especially Silicon Valley, is the undisputed fintech capital of the world. It is the birthplace of many groundbreaking fintech innovations, such as PayPal, Stripe, and Coinbase. It has the highest fintech funding and some of the best fintech talent in the world. San Francisco is also the hub of the tech industry, where fintech startups can collaborate with giants like Google, Facebook, and Apple. It has a culture of entrepreneurship, creativity, and risk-taking, as well as a network of mentors, investors, and partners. San Francisco is the ultimate destination for anyone who wants to pursue a fintech career.LondonLondon is one of the leading fintech hubs in the world, with a unique combination of advantages. London has a strong financial heritage, being the home of many established banks, insurers, and asset managers. London has a supportive regulatory framework, with initiatives such as the FCA’s sandbox and open banking, that enable fintech companies to test and launch their products in a safe and competitive environment. London also has a rich and diverse talent pool, with access to skilled professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors from all over the world. London is the place to be if you want to be part of a highly competitive and well-funded fintech environment. New YorkNew York is a top fintech hub, with a legacy of being a global financial center. It has over 1500 fintech companies, from startups to unicorns, in various segments of the financial industry. It also has a large and active fintech community, with events, accelerators, and investors. A growing trend in New York is the rise of fintech platforms that enable other fintech's to scale and offer their services more efficiently and securely. These platforms provide APIs and infrastructure for identity verification, data aggregation, and payment processing. They are creating a more interconnected and seamless fintech ecosystem in New York.SingaporeSingapore is a top fintech hub, with a unique position as a gateway to Southeast Asia. It has a mature and sophisticated financial sector, with over 100 banks and 200 insurers. It also has a supportive and progressive regulatory environment, with initiatives such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s’ sandbox, grants, and digital banking licenses. Singapore is a leader in fintech sectors such as payments, robo-advisory, and blockchain, and also hosts the world’s largest fintech event, the Singapore Fintech Festival, solidifying Singapore as the place to tap into the fintech opportunities.São PauloSão Paulo is a prominent fintech hub in Latin America, with a thriving and diverse ecosystem of fintech companies, investors, and regulators. It is one of the largest fintech ecosystem in the world. It has over 500 fintech companies, offering innovative solutions in payments, lending, insurance, wealth management, and crypto. It also has a supportive and collaborative regulatory environment and a rich talent pool of fintech professionals, with access to education, training, and networking opportunities. São Paulo is the place to be if you want to excel in the fintech industry.DubaiDubai is a fast-growing fintech hub, with a strategic location, a visionary leadership, and a supportive ecosystem. It has over 200 fintech companies, operating in various segments of the financial industry. It also has a conducive and collaborative regulatory environment. Dubai also has a competitive and attractive tax system, with no corporate or personal income tax, no withholding tax, no capital gains tax, and no VAT on most financial services. Dubai is the place to be if you want to benefit from opportunities in the Middle East.Are you ready to take your fintech career to the next level?Whether you are interested in payments, lending, insurance, wealth management, or crypto, you will find a company that suits your skills and passions. Don’t miss this chance to explore fintech opportunities in these amazing cities. Visit our job search page and find your dream role today. Or, you can upload your CV and we will contact you as soon as we have a role that matches your qualifications and experience.

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Singapore's Rise as Asia's Fintech Hub: A Deep Dive into Fintech Investment, Crypto, and Beyond

Singapore has emerged as a prominent player in the global fintech landscape, solidifying its position as Asia's fintech hub. The city-state's success in this sector can be attributed to various factors, ranging from regulatory support to robust infrastructure. In this article, we explore why Singapore is an ideal destination for fintech, its current ranking in the fintech space, and cover key areas such as crypto, blockchain, wealthtech, and the role of fintech recruitment solutions. Why Singapore is Good for FintechSingapore's strategic location, coupled with its well-established financial ecosystem, makes it a conducive environment for fintech innovation. Geographically, its location in the heart of Southeast Asia positions it as a gateway to one of the world's fastest-growing economic regions. The city-state has also embraced technological advancements and created a regulatory framework that fosters financial development while ensuring stability. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been at the forefront, implementing policies that encourage experimentation and collaboration within the fintech industry. Additionally, Singapore's commitment to becoming a Smart Nation has played a pivotal role. The government's initiatives in digitalization, coupled with a tech-savvy population, provide a fertile ground for fintech companies to thrive. The nation's strong legal system and political stability further contribute to creating a secure and reliable environment for financial technology to flourish. Singapore as Asia’s Fintech Hub Singapore has rightfully earned its reputation as one of Asia's leading fintech hubs. It's government's proactive approach in facilitating fintech investment has attracted a myriad of international companies looking to establish a presence in Asia, such as OKX, Blockchain.com, Airwallex and Wise.Singapore's Ranking in FintechSingapore consistently ranks high in various global fintech indices. According to 2023 Tech Cities Index published by Savills World Research, Singapore has solidified its status as the premier fintech hub in Asia, claiming the fourth spot globally. Singapore fintechs attracted the highest level of venture capital investment from 2019 to 2022, at US$34b, and also hosts the world’s largest fintech festival.Its proactive regulatory environment, coupled with a strong commitment to innovation, has propelled it to the forefront of the global fintech scene. The World Economic Forum and other reputable institutions frequently acknowledge Singapore's leadership in fintech, highlighting the nation's resilience and adaptability in a rapidly evolving industry.Market Share of Fintech in SingaporeWith increasing investment in Fintech solutions, the sector has witnessed significant expansion across various segments, including payments, lending, and wealth management. The growing adoption of Fintech services among consumers and businesses further solidifies Singapore's position as a fintech powerhouse in the region. New data from the RFI Global demonstrates that the adoption of digital banking has been faster and stronger in Singapore than other Asian countries, as local consumers have shown a greater usage level and eagerness to embrace these new fintech solutions. Exploring Key Fintech Segments: Crypto, Blockchain, and WealthTechSingapore's influence in Fintech extends beyond traditional financial services. The city-state has become a focal point for developments in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The government's open-minded approach to these innovations, supported by clear regulatory guidelines, has attracted numerous crypto and blockchain companies, such as Labrys, App Maisters Inc and /slash, to set up operations in Singapore. Wealthtech, another burgeoning segment, is experiencing rapid growth in Singapore. By 2027, APAC’s wealthtech industry is predicted to grow by approximately 25-30% per year, according to McKinsey’s wealthtech report. This would result in a USD 2.05-2.25 trillion valuation by 2027, up from a USD 600-700 billion valuation in 2022.Singapore's financial institutions and fintech startups are actively exploring wealthtech opportunities, contributing to the overall diversification of the fintech landscape. The Role of Fintech Talent SolutionsIn the dynamic world of fintech, attracting and retaining top talent is crucial for sustained success. Fintech talent partners such as Selby Jennings play a pivotal role in connecting organizations with skilled professionals considering new career opportunities in the industry. Singapore's vibrant fintech ecosystem means that many top fintech and financial sciences & services professionals have relocated or are considering Singapore to base themselves. However the increase in demand means competition for the best talent is tight, which could threaten the sector's ability and shape the future of finance. The right talent partner can guide companies on how to best attract and retain professionals required to take their firm to the next level. In conclusion, as the Fintech landscape continues to evolve, Singapore remains at the forefront, shaping the future of finance through investments, technological advancements, and a business environment that fosters collaboration and growth. If you are looking to hire the best Fintech talent in Singapore, we are keen to share our insights with you.Request a call back​

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APAC Financial Technology Salary Guide

Compensation guidance to support your hiring strategy or next career moveAre you curious about your earning potential in the thriving world of Financial Technology? Are you a hiring manager seeking to attract top talent in Singapore's competitive market? Look no further than the Selby Jennings’ APAC Financial Technology Salary Guide, your definitive resource for understanding salaries and compensation trends in the dynamic Financial Technology sector.Why This Guide MattersIn an era where technology is reshaping the financial landscape, the demand for skilled professionals in Financial Technology is at an all-time high. Whether you're an experienced job seeker or a strategic hiring manager, having access to accurate salary data is paramount. Key Features of the Salary GuideComprehensive Data: Backed by our experienced specialist talent partner and meticulous data collection, our guide presents a comprehensive overview of salary ranges across various roles and experience levels.​What You'll Find InsideRole-specific salary ranges: Whether you are looking to hire, or are yourself a Software Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Data Analyst, or any other Financial Technology professional, discover the compensation guidance you need to help make informed decisions. ​Experience-level breakdown: Explore salary differentials based on experience, from management level to senior leadership positions. ​Sector insights: Discover how salaries compare across various sectors of Financial Technology. ​Get Your Exclusive CopyReady to gain a competitive edge in your Financial Technology career journey or hiring strategy? Secure your exclusive copy of the APAC Financial Technology Salary Guide now. ​FAQsQ: How frequently is the Salary Guide updated?A: The APAC Financial Technology Salary Guide is updated annually to ensure that you have the most current and relevant salary information at your fingertips.Q: Can I use this guide for hiring purposes?A: Yes, indeed! If you're a hiring manager looking to make competitive offers and attract top talent, our Salary Guide is an indispensable resource for crafting effective compensation packages.Q: Is there a salary guide available for other sectors?A: Certainly, please refer to "The Future of Financial Services in APAC".​

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Southeast Asia Salary Guide 2023

​Stay Ahead in Southeast AsiaDiscover the 2023 Salary Guide for Hiring and Job HuntingDetermine what you should be paying your employees, or how much you could be earning.Stay ahead of the competition with valuable insights into salary trends, bonus structures, and compensation benchmarks across various roles and sectors within the Southeast Asia region. Our comprehensive 2023 Salary Guide is specifically tailored to provide you with the information you need for successful hiring and job hunting in Southeast Asia.Whether you're a professional seeking to understand your remuneration better or an employer looking to attract and retain top talent, our salary guide is your essential resource. With in-depth analysis and up-to-date data, you can make informed decisions that maximize your financial success.Our latest salary guide covers the following sectors:​Investment BankingInvestment ManagementWealth ManagementQuantitative Analytics, Research & TradingRisk ManagementFinancial TechnologySales & Trading

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Market Report: Financial Technology (Mar 2020)

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 the intent that the person can value-add to them.Emerging Financial Technology & Trends in 2020One of the hottest topics in the disruption of technology is the rise of block-chain and distributed ledger systems (DLTs). Beyond its association with crypto currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, block-chain or distributed ledger technologies has continued to be a key focus of disruptive technology in 2019. We saw the small and mid sized banks make their first few hires in cyber security space as there is an increasing need to have on site cyber security and IT risk talent in Singapore. Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued new guidelines and rules to enhance and strengthen cyber resilience within the financial institutions made hires in Q4 2019 in view of this upcoming change as companies had 12 months before these requirements come into effect. In-Demand Technology SkillsOne of the first step of hiring the best talent is to identify the skill sets needed for the role. Machine learning, AWS, Git and Python are a few of the other skills which have seen a higher percentage increment in, whereas skills such as Unix and Oracle have a noticeable decrease in demand. This report provides an overview and forecast for the fintech job market in Asia-Pacific. If you need support in securing fintech talent for your team, submit a vacancy and a member of our fintech team will be in touch.

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How Making the Right Fintech Sales Hire Impacts Your Bottom Line

​​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.S. Department of Labor estimates that the average cost of a bad hire can equal 30 percent of that individual’s annual earnings. For a mid-senior level sales hire, which Selby Jennings primarily focuses on, that means that one bad hire can cost your business upwards of $130,000. With an opportunity cost like that, it’s no wonder that businesses place so much emphasis on vetting, acquiring, and ultimately keeping their top performers.In addition, when it comes to your bottom line, speed is everything. Many of the potential clients we speak to have seats that sit vacantly for stints of 8-12 weeks or more, while they wait for the best candidates in a niche market to apply in to the jobs they post on LinkedIn, or other job boards. Some clients are fortunate enough to have a talented Human Resources department that diligently sources talent for every arm of the business, which can be an effective, albeit painstaking, process as well. But in an economy with the lowest unemployment rate since the Clinton administration, no matter the methods, 8-12 weeks to fill can negatively impact the bottom line.This is where working with a specialist recruitment firm, like Selby Jennings, can add value to your business by leveraging our extensive network to source top candidates, cutting time to hire, and reducing opportunity cost for our clients. On average, it takes us 4-6 weeks to fill a vacancy. When it comes to a revenue producing sales seat, those extra 4-8 weeks can really impact your budget and your wallet. Take your standard mid-level Account Executive, responsible for a $500,000 new business quota per annum. While that seat sits collecting dust, you are actually losing an average of $41,600 per month, which is almost $10,000 per week of production that you and your business are missing out on.Beyond the lost revenue potential, there is also a time cost associated with a longer hiring process. Senior Recruitment Consultant at Selby Jennings, Scott DeAngelis, comments, “How many times this year did you set aside an hour of your day to interview a candidate, only to find out that they were unqualified for the job? The number is probably higher than we’d like to admit, and the frustration of that lost productivity is something that is difficult to put a price on. Working with specialist recruiters, like those at Selby Jennings, can reduce this time cost by making sure your time is spent interviewing high caliber candidates, who are qualified for the role.”If those numbers make you think a bit differently about how you approached your recruitment process this year, it is definitely worth having a conversation with our team about how we can help you streamline your recruitment process, and secure top candidates for your organization. Get in touch with Selby Jennings today to learn more.---------------About UsSelby Jennings is a leading specialist recruitment agency for banking and financial services. For more than 15 years, we have given clients and candidates peace of mind that the recruitment process is in expert hands. Our continual investment in best-in-class technologies and consultant training enables us to recruit with speed, precision and accuracy. Today, Selby Jennings provides contingency and retained search recruitment across 11 offices in 6 countries. Contact us to find out how Selby Jennings can help you.

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Fintech Market Overview: Developments in North America

​​What’s happening in fintech? Ian Pollari, Global Co-Leader of Fintech at KMPG International and Partner at KPMG Australia, says: “We are seeing a continued diversification across many dimensions of fintech – the growth of different subsectors, the size of organizations participating, the geographic location of fintech companies attracting investment and increasing levels of activity from companies outside of the traditional finance services industry.”So how have these trends played in recent figures, and what future developments should we watch out for?Are VC investors getting the jitters?2016 is seeing some major events that could disrupt investor confidence: the forthcoming US presidential election, the UK vote for Brexit, and worries about valuations along with challenging lending conditions. Will this reduce VC investment in fintech?Although global funding issued to VC-backed fintechs reduced significantly in Q2’16 from $1.8bn to $1.3bn, the pace has now picked up again and investment is now on course to exceed 2015 levels. However, VC investors are concerned about the impact of current events. We may see reluctance to commit to investments in coming months, particularly in terms of mega-deals, as investors wait to see what develops.Some subsectors within fintech have seen particular interest, such as InsurTech and blockchain distributed ledger technologies. These were highly popular funding options in Q2’16. Market confidence has been less buoyant in other sectors, partly due to news about problems at LendingClub and announcements of shutdowns, redundancies, and poor performance.What are the main trends in fintech right now?Before we discuss current movements in fintech VC funding, it’s worth pausing to consider the main strands of activity in this sector. The definition of fintech is continuing to evolve, particularly as companies reach out to the underbanked in areas such as Asia. There is, of course, lending tech, whether through peer-to-peer platforms or underwriting. Fintechs are deploying machine learning and algorithms to speed up credit checking in this area. Equity crowdfunding is also doing well, as fintechs build platforms for individuals to contribute to company projects and proposals.Payments, billing and money transfer technologies are also big news.  Personal wealth management software is increasingly popular, as fintechs help people conduct their day-to-day finances and outgoings as well as assisting with longer-term asset management.Solutions for large financial organizations such as banks, hedge funds and mutual funds are also doing well. Fintechs are providing tools for anything from alternative trading systems to financial modelling and analysis software.Blockchain technology is maturing in the market, with many global banks and institutions focusing on proof-of-concept initiatives such as a $60m Circle Internet project looking at expansion into China.InsurTech is also showing success. Companies like AIA are driving change; for example, AIA is using wearable tech to help people become healthier, with rewards based on the resulting data.$1.3bn in 97 deals to VC-backed companies in Q2’16In North America, deal activity reached a 5-quarter low in Q2’16. There were 130 deals in Q1’16, falling to 97 deals in Q2’16; Q2’16 was down 26% compared to Q2’15.Despite this, corporate participation in North American fintech deals reached a quarterly high. Participation was up 23% between Q1 and Q2’16, with corporates now being involved in 30% of all fintech deals. California took the lead in Q2’16 fintech funding, beating contender New York by 200% that quarter.Early stage deals in North America reached a 5-quarter high in Q2’16, with median early-stage deals reaching $4.6m that quarter, a 53% increase over Q1’16.VC funding was hugely popular in 2015, with a plethora of emerging business models, revenue streams, products and services proving exciting for VC investors. Investment from alternative lenders also helped drive up private company valuations.This year, investors have been more cautious, opting for more established companies with proven technologies and business models. This could lead to a market shakeout, particularly in the lending space, as less stable online lenders fall by the wayside.Top deals in Q2’16 VC investment activityThis quarter has seen some remarkable deals. The top deals were all series C: Affirm for $100m, Mobikwik for $50m and Remitly for $38.5m. The top countries for investment were the United States with 26 deals worth $251m; Germany with 5 deals worth $64.9m and the United Kingdom with 3 deals worth $42.4m.Insurance and fintech: friends or foes?There is a mixed relationship between insurance and fintech, with some insurance companies utilising fintechs to build solutions for customer service and delivering better value.In other areas, however, InsurTechs are seeking to compete with insurance companies. Small, nimble fintechs can help deliver tailored solutions while traditional companies struggle with issues like low consumer trust, IT legacy problems, low interest rates and reducing profitability.Combined with this, insurance customers also have greater expectations of more personalized, tailored service. In this environment, InsurTech is proving attractive for VC investors and corporates.Martin Blake, Subject Matter Expert in InsurTech at KPMG Australia, has noted that insurers have data challenges: “Most insurers struggle to leverage existing data to deliver deeper insights. Fintech companies that have behavioral analytics capabilities can help these insurers gain a deeper understanding of behavioural trend and insights into individuals, allowing for the development and creation of much more customized solutions or fast-tracking customer service.”----------About UsSelby Jennings is a leading specialist recruitment agency for banking and financial services. For more than 15 years, we have given clients and candidates peace of mind that the recruitment process is in expert hands. Our continual investment in best-in-class technologies and consultant training enables us to recruit with speed, precision and accuracy. 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