Skills in demand in investment banking operations

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Exotic trade support, collateral and regulatory reporting are expected to be keys skills in demand for investment banking operations professionals in the second half of the year.

Although there was a dip in the level of recruitment activity within investment banking operations in the first half of this year, a number of key areas will be competing to secure the best talent as we move into the second half of 2016.

In particular, investment banking operations professionals with exotics experience will be in incredibly high demand, driven by banks either entering this market for the first time or increasing their exposure to it.

“Due to the limited supply of candidates with this specific exotic experience, demand is growing for candidates with strong product knowledge and we expect this to continue for the rest of the year,” said Dan Connors, Manager at Robert Walters.

Key hiring areas

Recruitment levels within this profession are likely to increase in the following areas:

  • restructured/exotic trade support
  • OTC trade support/collateral
  • regulatory reporting

Professionals with a varied skill set or background as well as the ability to cover multiple functions within smaller, less functionalised operations will be highly sought after.

Professionals with a varied skill set or background as well as the ability to cover multiple functions within smaller, less functionalised operations will be highly sought after.

“We envisage recruitment within the regulatory space and profitable trading area to continue, while we see banks returning to the market. We also anticipate smaller boutique banks and those with less exposure to Europe to continue to hire through the second half of the year,” continued Connors.

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