As a big James Bond fan, there is many a classic one liner to love, but the above quote really rings true with a topic we’ve been thinking about a lot lately at Badenoch & Clark.
As a man who has landed in his mid-forties I am fully aware that whilst I have some 25 years working experience behind me, there’s still another 23 years (at least!) ahead of me before hitting retirement age.
Asset management is a key focal point and discipline within the Financial Services market.
The dedicated management of a client’s assets and cash has changed significantly over the past years in the UK, with tighter sanctions from the FCA coupled with the news that the UK will be leaving the EU.
This week marks my first 9 months working in Internal and External Audit recruitment with Badenoch and Clark after deciding on a career change. I previously have spent the last 10 years working as an Internal Auditor initially in the big four and then in Industry.
I wanted to write something to give a bit of ‘inside information’ for those (like my former self) who got frustrated when using agencies in the past. I had many misconceptions before I came into the role and these have pretty much been disproven in my first few weeks of being on the ‘other side’.
An irony resulting from the perceived panic about Brexit is that, according to a variety of sources, the financial services market in London is in fact likely to grow. A salad of articles citing businesses such as PwC, CityUK and even the maligned and admittedly inconsistent Mark Carney, governor of the BoE, has stated that, with the right structure, the “City” could grow exponentially in the next quarter of a century.
Digital has undoubtedly been a transformative force for many industries, and whilst its penetration into asset management, amongst other financial services, has been at a slower pace, the last bastions of change resistance are evolving, and the innovation is marching at speed. Those left standing tall at the end of the war will be those who seriously invested in the digital skills and platforms required to effectively compete – something the most forward thinking companies are doing right now.
Working in Badenoch & Clark’s financial services division for the last four years has shown me first-hand how the industry’s attitude to hiring has changed. Read more>
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