The big hirers in London's financial services market in May were: St James's Place, Nomura and Barclays. The big firers were: Morgan Stanley and RBS

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New figures for May are out from IMAS, the company which tracks the changes in FSA approved persons by bank, by month.

Net, across the investment banking and investment management universe, there appear to have been around 300 job losses in May. Around 469 jobs went. Around 169 jobs were created.

IMAS's figures apply only to FSA approved persons - namely those in controlled functions like risk or compliance or those in positions of 'significant influence' or dealing with customers. They are fallible to the extent that a fall in approved persons at one company may merely be due to a shift in headcount between different registered entities in the UK.

With these caveats, here's who seems to have been hiring and who seems to have been cutting in May. The numbers indicate the change in headcount over the month.

ST. JAMES'S PLACE WEALTH MANAGEMENT PLC 32
NOMURA INTERNATIONAL PLC 22
BARCLAYS BANK PLC 17
CITIBANK N.A 14
N. M. ROTHSCHILD & SONS LIMITED 12
CITIBANK INTERNATIONAL PLC 10
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS LIMITED 10
BLACKROCK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (UK) LIMITED 7
BLACKROCK ADVISORS (UK) LIMITED 7
BLACKROCK INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 6
UBS AG 4
ING BANK NV 4
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (EUROPE) LIMITED 4
GERRARD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED 3
NEWEDGE UK FINANCIAL LIMITED 2
SMITH & WILLIAMSON INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED 2
LLOYDS TSB PRIVATE BANKING LIMITED 2
CHARLES STANLEY & CO. LIMITED 1
SCHRODER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED 1
RATHBONE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED 1
JPMORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT (UK) LIMITED 1
INVESTEC WEALTH & INVESTMENT LIMITED 1
ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGERS LIMITED 1
JEFFERIES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 1
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS U.K. EQUITY LIMITED -1
HSBC PRIVATE BANK (UK) LIMITED -1
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA -1
RBC EUROPE LIMITED -1
COMMERZBANK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT -1
BREWIN DOLPHIN LIMITED -2
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK -2
INVESTEC BANK PLC -2
BARCLAYS CAPITAL SECURITIES LIMITED -2
BGC BROKERS L.P. -2
DEUTSCHE BANK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT -2
UNICREDIT BANK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT -3
ABBEY NATIONAL TREASURY SERVICES PLC -3
CREDIT SUISSE INTERNATIONAL -3
ICAP SECURITIES LIMITED -3
J.P. MORGAN EUROPE LIMITED -4
MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL BANK LIMITED -4
GOLDMAN SACHS ASSET MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL -5
CREDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANK -5
UBS LIMITED -7
AXA WEALTH SERVICES LIMITED -8
BANC OF AMERICA SECURITIES LIMITED -8
SOCIETE GENERALE -10
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION -10
CREDIT SUISSE AG -10
CANACCORD GENUITY LIMITED -11
HSBC BANK PLC -11
MACQUARIE CAPITAL (EUROPE) LIMITED -11
BNP PARIBAS -11
SANTANDER UK PLC -13
MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL -15
AVIVA INVESTORS GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED -17
GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL -17
LLOYDS TSB BANK PLC -22
BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC -22
J.P. MORGAN LIMITED -26
MORGAN STANLEY & CO. LIMITED -26
COUTTS & COMPANY -27
THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND N.V. -47
MORGAN STANLEY & CO. INTERNATIONAL PLC -93
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