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Investec

Investec is an Anglo-South African international banking and wealth management group. It provides a range of financial products and services to a client base in Europe, Southern Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Today, Investec employs more than 8,700 people worldwide and is publicly traded in London and Johannesburg.

Challenge

Following discussions with the Head of Operations for Investment Banking in December 2020, Robert Walters was challenged to source a 12-month Fixed Term Contract for a Migration Project to bring the APAC Loan Book onshore. The project required a Loan Agency background, expert level LoanIQ knowledge and Deal Migration experience. The key was finding professionals with the breadth of lending experience, track record of success with past Loan Migrations and finding a suitable candidate with immediateavailability.

Solution

The Robert Walters operations recruitment team source candidates for operational roles across both the buy-side and sell-side within the Investment Banking and Investment Management market. At Robert Walters, each consultant works in a specialisedvertical within their discipline, we are equipped to very quickly identifying appropriate skills for the position in question. We have a deep understand of the positions we recruit for, looking at not onlymindividuals doing a similar role elsewhere, but looking at transferable skill sets and cultural parallels where possible. 

Results

The Robert Walters team were successful in sourcing a shortlist of three suitable candidates who were all taken through to interview stage.

Not only did the team find a person with the experience Investec were looking for, but the candidate was almost immediately available and had a strong cultural fit for both the team and organisation.

“The Robert Walters team are highly personable; I would say a high touch service without unnecessary calls or messages. They immediately understood the brief and our requirements, from that point onwards they kept us to speed with progress. The team were also extremely honest and transparent all the way through the process which has created a lot of trust.” Head of Operations for Investment Banking at Investec

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