FINANCE, TAX AND AUDIT (CONTRACT) MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2022

Market Overview Q1 of 2022 has started where 2021 left off, as we continued to see large volumes of Temporary roles released across the Financial Services industry.   Although we saw consistent activity, we did notice that whilst our Buy-Side clients were largely releasing roles as Fixed-Term Contracts. Whereas, in contrast, our Investment Banking and…

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FINANCE, TAX & AUDIT (PERM) MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2022

Market Overview Just like that, another busy Q1 has passed in a flash with the Asset Management market showing no signs of slowing down. The buy-side Finance, Tax & Audit team at Bruin have been extremely busy since the start of the year across almost all areas, following a similar trend to the entirety of…

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FINANCE, TAX & AUDIT CONTRACT MARKET COMMENTARY, Q4 2021

Market Overview   Following a year of incredible recovery, the contract Finance, Tax and Audit markets finished 2021 in strong fashion. Clients were keen to complete the hiring and onboarding processes before the start of the holiday season. Usually we see the market slow down as we move through Q4, however, this year we remained…

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FINANCE, TAX & AUDIT PERMANENT MARKET COMMENTARY, Q4 2021

Market Overview   After what was an extremely busy and successful year across the Finance, Tax & Audit markets, there was no slowing down in Q4. It was in fact our busiest quarter, with the team having a record quarter yet again! At the start of Q4, we welcomed Simon Taylor to the business who…

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FINANCE, BANKING, INSURANCE & FINTECH MARKET COMMENTARY, Q4 2021

INTRODUCTION The market continues to show an upward trend demonstrated by increasing vacancies numbers as well as candidates ready to make a move. During 2021, data showed that vacancies released continued to increase and while candidates still seem to be hesitant to consider a move, the sheer volume of new opportunities and the salaries that…

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FINANCE MARKET COMMENTARY, Q3 2021

Market Overview Following a strong first half of the year, the Finance, Tax and Audit markets have continued their post 2020 recovery in Q3. As COVID restrictions in the UK continue to ease, an increasing number of clients are releasing new roles. As always, the recruitment processes during Q3 are more drawn out than in other…

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FINANCE MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2021

  Market Overview  The Finance, Audit & Tax teams here at Bruin could not have asked for much more of a positive start to 2021. Albeit starting the year off in a third national lockdown, the Financial Services industry has showed clear signs recovery when it comes to recruitment with the team having a record quarter. …

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INVESTMENT & FRONT OFFICE MARKET COMMENTARY, Q1 2020

MARKET OVERVIEW Equity The outlook seemed largely positive for equities at the start of Q1 2020. The UK entered its transition period and exited the European Union, which provided seemingly no shocks on the FTSE, but weak GDP growth and low retail sales saw it end 1.3% down for January. The S&P 500 reached a…

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