Insurance underwriters can write own ticket

Insurance underwriters can write own ticket

The knock-on effect is greater competition for employers to attract and retain - and pay - qualified staff. Garry Medland, principal consultant at search firm Derwent Executive, says…

War of the wages

War of the wages

When it comes to salary negotiations, applicants and potential employers know how to play it tough. What's more, it's also not unusual to come across competing organisations playing…

Competition tougher for home-grown IT audit pros

Competition tougher for home-grown IT audit pros

Whilst candidate supply is outpacing job opportunity demand within the IT audit industry, competition is only getting fiercer because of the increase in offshore applicants. According to Nicola…

Research: Multi-manager v traditional analysts

Research: Multi-manager v traditional analysts

Some market participants anticipate that client demand for multi-manager offerings could double to A$170 billion over the next five years. Consequently, this expected demand has resulted in a…

Dublin looks abroad for accountants

Dublin looks abroad for accountants

Demand is outstripping supply for accountants in Dublin's booming financial services industry. As a result, many companies are casting their nets wider than the country's borders and looking…

Not just Australian mandates moving to Asia

Not just Australian mandates moving to Asia

Last week South Australian-based Funds SA appointed Hong Kong-based Lloyd George Management to manage an Asia ex-Japan equities mandate worth A$66 million. Launched last December, the Myer Family…

Finance careers way to see the world

Finance careers way to see the world

A new survey suggests that finance and human resources staff in the UK, Australia and Ireland move overseas for the pure joy of travelling. By comparison, their counterparts…

Econometrics skills called for in risk management roles

Econometrics skills called for in risk management roles

Risk management practices have been thrown into the limelight over the past few years thanks to incidents such as Barings Bank nearly being destroyed by Nick Leeson or,…

New UK visas help migrant finance workers

New UK visas help migrant finance workers

Solicitors say UK government plans to introduce a new points-based immigration system will make it easier for non-EU financial services employees to work in the country. Julia Onslow…

Private equity: Like bees to honey

Private equity: Like bees to honey

The hiring buzz surrounding private equity (PE) is likely to get louder this year as the asset class attracts more investors. With new funds being raised and new…

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