Talent war ‘unique’ opportunity to close gender pay gap

Hiring needs in the industry are creating an opportunity to hire more women and finally narrow the gender pay gap. However, experts say that asset managers will need to review their hiring practices in order to appeal to women more. Kirsty Pineger, head of asset management at Bruin, says “all firms are looking to hire”…

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Schroders’ hunt for climate experts shows newest front in ESG talent war

Asset managers are on the hunt for experts who can help them meet their ambitious net-zero emissions targets — and are willing to pay top dollar to attract the right candidates. As the battle for ESG talent continues to play out across the fund management sector, recruiters say climate specialists have become some of this year’s most sought-after professionals,…

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SALES & MARKETING MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2022

Market Overview The start of 2022 has seen limited slow-down in the relentless volume of roles we saw in the post-COVID recovery phase, and the market remains exciting and ever-changing as we see the effects of the previous tumultuous years play out through the market.   The market has remained buoyant and there continues to…

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CREDIT, RISK & QUANTITATIVE ANALYTICS MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2022

INTRODUCTION   It’s been an exceptionally busy start to 2022 on the Credit, Risk and Quant desk at Bruin. It would be no exaggeration to say that, for roles ranging from entry level up to senior manager/VP level, pretty much all of our clients have reached out at some point in the past three months…

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REGIONAL MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2022

INTRODUCTION As we end Q1 of 2022,  it is fair to say that the market is continuing to be busy and is showing a need for experienced candidates at all levels and across all specialisms.   Flexible working continues to be at the forefront of candidates minds and expectations as we all start to come…

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PROJECTS & CHANGE MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2022

Technology:   There is still a sustained demand for talent in the UK buy-side technology market. Clients work from home policies were the norm and more clients are expecting their employees to be in the office at least 3 days a week. We have still seen a continued demand for individuals who have Azure or…

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OPERATIONS & COMPLIANCE (CONTRACT) MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2022

Market Overview The contract and FTC market within Operations and Compliance has continued the form of Q4 2021. It remains a ‘candidate driven’ market with several candidates in a number of processes simultaneously. This has resulted in faster processes across the board with instances of more than two interview stages being rare. These factors have…

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EUROPEAN (LUXEMBOURG) MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2022

OVERVIEW   With the end of the financial year looming most of the candidate pool where awaiting their bonus schedules. When speaking to candidates it seemed that most where expecting to receive “small” bonuses compared to previous years. This feedback was seen more in the banking sector. In Q1 there was a lack of appetite…

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LEGAL MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2022

The legal recruitment market has continued at the same levels we saw through H2 2021 and we are seeing dramatic increases in Salary levels on the Private Practice side being mirrored by an increase in in-house salaries as firms struggle to keep pace.   Private Practice Private Practice demand has continued to be strong amongst…

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HR & SECRETARIAL MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2022

OVERVIEW The market has become more hectic in the HR space over Q1, with clients continuously vying for the best talent possible in the market. Meanwhile this has meant that there are two distinct pools of candidates emerging in this fight – those with very niche, highly desirable skillsets are finding more choice; those in…

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