The Financial Market and Alternatives space continues to remain buoyant after a disruptive 2020. Many funds seeking alpha continue to search for talent across a multitude of differing strategies. Global Macro continues unabated taking advantage of global economic nuances. Prime brokers has seen a lull in financing requirements as quantitative easing has continued and funds do not require financing at the pace they have seen before.
The volume of jobs has picked up across Q3 as many firms seek to fill roles prior to year end. We have seen a push on hiring in the portfolio manager space across global macro, equities and fixed income related strategies. Multi asset execution across electronic trading continues to be in demand with clients seeking trading personnel with programming skills.
FICC related products have seen a renewed impetus across trading and G10 and commodity products. We are seeing from some clients greater demand across credit derivatives and trading personnel with detailed knowledge of credit products. Hedge funds continue to compete with banks for talent across the trading space, transferability of skills still remains high from the sell side to the buyside, we are seeing an increased inflow of enquiries from candidates in making this move.
Cyclically Q4 can be a quieter quarter, with many firms going through budget and headcount discussions for 2022 budget, with that being said we are already having discussion with banks and hedge funds with regards to headcount for next year, who are looking at book building through Q4. The feedback from the market remains positive as many organisations are now slowly moving people back to the office and attentions turn to 2022.