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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.

​Network

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

Senior Web Developer

My client is a well-established global investment management firm with a strong reputation in the industry. They specialize in effectively managing investments across a variety of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, real estate, and alternative investments. They are currently looking for Senior Web Developer to join their IT team in Hong Kong to lead the development and design of web applications, with a primary focus on maintaining their global website. As a Senior Web Developer, you will play a pivotal role in daily maintenance and support of in-house financial systems and applications, while also tackling complex problems and implementing innovative solutions. You will have the chance to enhance functions, deploy systems, and perform rigorous testing, ensuring a seamless user experience. Requirements Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology. Solid work experience in Web Programming. Proficient in HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Python, ReactJs / NextJs, React Hook, GraphQL, RESTful API, Tailwind, Nodejs. Good knowledge in MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle SQL. Expeience in API integration

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Hong Kong
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Pre Sales Engineer

Selby Jennings is a leading specialist recruitment firm for banking and financial services. For more than 15 years, we have given professionals peace of mind that the recruitment journey is in expert hands. Our continual investment in best-in-class technologies and consultant training enables us to match candidates and world-leading companies with speed, precision and accuracy. Today, Selby Jennings operates all over the world to help professionals re imagine their careers, globally. My client is a leading fintech firm and they are looking for an experienced Pre Sales Consultant to join the team based in Hong Kong. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities within derivative analytics space, designing and delivering products that meet clients' needs while providing customized first-line customer support. Qualifications: - Master's degree or higher qualification in Quantitative, Mathematics, Finance or related fields. - Proven experience working with quantitative finance models preferably on risk analysis. - Deep understanding of financial services industry practices particularly derivatives markets Skills: The ideal pre sales consultant should have excellent communication skills both written and verbal. In addition they should possess strong interpersonal skills allowing them to build effective relationships with customers at all levels throughout their organization. They must also demonstrate exceptional analytical abilities enabling them to identify trends/patterns from market data which can inform future product development decisions. Responsibilities: - Identify new business opportunities - Conducting research into potential target companies/clients using various sources including online databases & trade publications; tracking existing accounts performance through regular engagement activities - Design/deliver products - Creating bespoke solutions/products tailored specifically towards each individual client's requirements by liaising closely with internal teams (Quant/ Sales/Product Management) where necessary ensuring timely delivery deadlines met every time! - Provide First Line Customer Support - Be able respond effectively resolving any issues raised quickly efficiently whilst maintaining high quality service standards consistently across whole customer base. If you're ready to take up this exciting role then please submit your application today!

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Hong Kong
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Project Manager (m/w/d) POS

Mein Kunde ist die Tochtergesellschaft für Fahrzeugleasing und Mobilitätslösungen einer der größten französischen Bankengruppen. Derzeit suchen sie nach einem Datenanalysten, der zwei Tage pro Woche in ihrem Büro in München arbeiten wird. Das Gehalt für die Position liegt im Bereich von bis zu €70.000 + 10-20% bonus jährlich. Hauptaufgaben: Sie sind verantwortlich für die Erstellung, Implementierung und Überwachung der Unternehmensprozesse. Sie unterstützen interdisziplinäre Teams bei der Umsetzung von Projekten im Zusammenhang mit der Entwicklung und kontinuierlichen Verbesserung der Effektivität eines spezifizierten Entwicklungsplans. Sie gewährleisten die korrekte und aktive Nutzung digitaler und verkaufsfördernder Tools. Sie sind Ansprechpartner für datenbezogene Fragen im Einzelhandelssektor und verantwortlich für die Sicherstellung der Datenqualität. Ihr Profil: Nachgewiesene Erfahrung als Projektmanager, idealerweise im Leasing-, Finanzdienstleistungs-, Automobil- oder Versicherungsbereich. Frühere Berufserfahrung mit Agile und idealerweise Zertifizierung in SCRUM und Prince2 wäre von Vorteil. Ausgezeichnete Kommunikations- und zwischenmenschliche Fähigkeiten. Fließende Kenntnisse in Deutsch und Englisch. Wenn Sie bereit sind, Ihre Fähigkeiten und Ihr Fachwissen in einer herausfordernden Position einzusetzen, senden Sie bitte Ihren Lebenslauf an Giovanny Benztio. Wir freuen uns darauf, von Ihnen zu hören! Bitte beachten Sie, dass nur Bewerber, deren Profil den Anforderungen entspricht, kontaktiert werden. Ihre Bewerbung wird vertraulich behandelt.

€50000 - €70000 per annum
Munich
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Lead Software Engineer (C, Linux)

Seeking a motivated and experienced Lead Software Engineer to join one of Boston's Top FinTech firms. Primary Responsibilities Include: Apply your proficiency in low-level programming to propel the evolution of cutting-edge high-performance computing and electronic trading. Offer essential guidance and hands-on execution for the design, development, and debugging of C applications tailored for multi-core Linux systems, adept at handling extensive volumes of high-throughput, low-latency network data. Requirements: Strong C programming coding and experience Experience working in a Linux environment Experience with Python, Shell, and TCP (No sponsorship at this time)

Negotiable
Boston
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FPGA Engineer

Seeking a motivated individual to take on the role of an FPGA Engineer with a leading FinTech firm in Boston. Primary Responsibilities Include: Developing RTL/testbenches using SystemVerilog Designing FPGA compute and networking systems used in electronic trading Solving technical problems at the intersection of hardware and software Requirements: Experience writing RTL/testbenches with SystemVerilog or VHDL BS or MS in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering (or related) Experience with FPGA architecture and design techniques Familiarity with C programming and Linux systems (No sponsorship at this time)

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Boston
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AVP of Business Intelligence

Looking to work with one of Boston's Top FinTech firms? Look no further! My client is seeking an AVP of Business Intelligence to be responsible for overseeing and providing guidance for a range of essential BI systems and services, including Tableau Cloud, Alteryx, and SAP Business Object. Primary Responsibilities Include: Develop complex SQL code for reporting Administer Alteryx Server: encompassing tasks such as installation, configuration, and maintenance, to uphold its reliability and optimize performance Tableau Cloud site administrator: establishing and sustaining the framework necessary for Tableau Desktop users within the organization to publish, share, manage, and connect to data sources and workbooks Tableau data manager: tasked with creating and disseminating data sources to Tableau Cloud, monitoring the utilization of published data sources and workbooks, as well as the success of extract refresh tasks and user activity Requirements: 8+ years of experience in Tableau administration and data management 5+ years of experience in Alteryx administration 5+ years of experience in SAP Business Object administration Advanced SQL knowledge Experience with AWS technologies - AWS EC2, ECS, VPC, S3, RDS, Redshift

Negotiable
Boston
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Python Engineer

An opportunity to work on a variety of greenfield projects with one of Boston's top Asset Managers. We are seeking a Python developer to join our Research Group. You will be responsible for key systems like market & performance data, capacity allocation, and research operational data management. Primary Responsibilities: Create and maintain software as needed by business users, incorporating existing applications and data sources into the new Datawarehouse. Enhance and uphold the current codebase following team management directives. Engage in collaborative teamwork, emphasizing frequent pairing in a supportive environment. Qualifications: 2-3 years of commercial experience as a Software Engineer. 2-3 years of experience working in Python (Python 3+). Proficient in designing, developing, and managing APIs. Strong database design and querying skills, preferably in MySQL. Experience working in agile environment

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Boston
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Full-Stack Developer

We have a current opportunity for a full-stack developer at a leading hedge fund o a permanent basis. The position will be based in NYC. For further information about this position please apply.

US$300000 - US$800000 per annum
New York
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FPGA Design & Verification Engineer

We are seeking a motivated and skilled FPGA Design & Verification Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in the design and verification of high-performance FPGA compute and networking systems used in electronic trading. Your primary responsibilities will include designing FPGA systems, developing testbenches, and executing verification plans to ensure the correctness and reliability of our designs. The ideal candidate will have 1-5 years of FPGA experience and a strong foundation in FPGA verification and design techniques. Key Responsibilities: Design and implement high-performance FPGA compute and networking systems for electronic trading applications. Develop and maintain FPGA designs optimized for synthesis and timing closure using Xilinx and/or Altera FPGAs. Create and execute comprehensive verification plans, employing advanced verification methodologies such as constrained random testbenches, functional coverage, assertions, formal methods, and UVM (Universal Verification Methodology). Utilize industry-standard simulation and design tools, including VCS and Vivado to validate FPGA designs. Apply in-depth knowledge of networking protocols (IP, TCP, UDP) to ensure seamless integration with existing electronic trading systems. Work with high-speed interfaces, including PCIe, Ethernet, and DDR, to meet performance and latency requirements. Collaborate with software engineers and other team members to integrate FPGA designs into the larger system. Leverage programming skills in C and Python to assist with debugging and integration tasks. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field. 1-5 years of hands-on experience in FPGA design and verification. Proficiency in FPGA architecture and design techniques. Familiarity with Xilinx and/or Altera FPGAs and associated development tools. Experience with advanced verification methodologies and tools. Strong understanding of networking protocols (IP, TCP, UDP) and high-speed interfaces (PCIe, Ethernet, DDR). Programming skills in C and Python. Excellent problem-solving and debugging abilities. Strong communication and teamwork skills. If you are a proactive and talented FPGA engineer with a passion for optimizing electronic trading systems, we encourage you to apply. Join us in pushing the boundaries of FPGA technology to ensure our trading systems remain at the forefront of the industry.

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Boston
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Lead Software Engineer

We're on the lookout for a visionary Principal Software Engineer to shape the future of capital markets infrastructure. This firm is experiencing remarkable growth, expanding our product lines and crafting the next generation of offerings to enhance our already thriving company. As a Principal Software Engineer, your responsibilities will include: Leveraging your proficiency in low-level programming to push the boundaries of high-performance computing and electronic trading. Offering essential guidance and hands-on expertise in designing, developing, and debugging C applications running on multi-core Linux systems, processing substantial volumes of high-throughput, low-latency network data. Playing a pivotal role in shaping our process and team culture, continuously refining how we construct products, not just what we build. Taking the lead in mentoring and guiding software engineers, fostering a culture of ongoing learning and collaboration. Directly collaborating with customers utilizing the products you help develop. Required Skills: MS/BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field. 3-10 years of relevant work experience. Strong C programming skills. Expertise in Linux application development. Proven ability to navigate through complex engineering challenges and lead engineering teams to efficient and accurate solutions. Experience in defining test scenarios and cases to ensure the quality of team deliverables. Passion for crafting clean, simple, and elegant software. Proficiency in concurrency and multi-threaded architectures. Expertise in socket programming and TCP/IP. Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python and Shell. Desired Skills: Experience with C++ and Java. Knowledge of financial markets.

Negotiable
Boston
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Data Engineer - Markit EDM

We have a current opportunity for a Data Engineer - Markit EDM on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Boston. For further information about this position please apply.

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Boston
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Senior Software Engineer

Essential Qualifications: Possess 5-7 years of professional experience in software engineering, with a specific emphasis on quantitative applications. Demonstrate expert proficiency in Python and Pandas, coupled with a high level of competence in related scientific libraries such as NumPy, SciPy, statsmodels, and scikit-learn. Showcase hands-on experience in developing mission-critical production systems, incorporating a deep understanding of best practices for testing, monitoring, and deployment. Exhibit proficiency on Linux platforms and a solid grasp of Git. Possess a working knowledge of one or more relevant database technologies, such as MS SQL, Postgres, or MongoDB. Illustrate a proven track record of working with large data sets, both structured and unstructured. Advantageous Skills: Bring experience in quantitative software development within a front-office setting, such as a hedge fund, proprietary trading firm, or investment bank. Show aptitude for mentoring junior team members and effectively managing projects. Display proficiency in building web applications using modern frameworks like React. Demonstrate familiarity with distributed computing technologies like Spark, Dask, Kubernetes, and Redis. Exhibit knowledge of modern data engineering practices, including data pipeline & ETL tools, distributed storage & processing, and data warehousing. Possess a strong understanding of financial markets and instruments. Have experience working with financial market data. Show proficiency in relevant mathematical domains, such as statistics and time-series analysis. Personal Attributes: Hold a strong academic record with a degree rich in mathematical and computing content (e.g., Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or Physics). Demonstrate intellectual robustness with a keenly analytic approach to problem-solving. Be self-organized, showcasing the ability to manage time effectively across multiple projects and amidst competing business demands and priorities. Be dedicated to delivering value to the business, with an unwavering commitment to process improvement. Possess strong interpersonal skills, enabling you to establish and maintain close working relationships with quantitative researchers, portfolio managers, traders, and senior business professionals. Be a confident communicator, capable of articulating points concisely and positively dealing with conflicting views.

Negotiable
Boston
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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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