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Financial Services Management Recruitment

banking recruitment, insurance recruitment


De-Risking Your Executive Hiring Process

EO is a leading provider of top managers and executives for senior roles within the Financial Services sector. The Financial Services sector includes a range of markets, each with their own challenges and opportunities. Our recruitment experts have experience recruiting for roles within established retail banks, fast-growing challenger banks, and leading insurance companies, and are able to provide senior managers with extensive experience in this sector for permanent positionsprojectschange programmes, or interim assignments.

Areas We Cover

We recruit for senior commercial roles with Financial Services. Our specialist recruitment consultants have experience in:

  • Banking - retail banking, investment banking, corporate banking, private banking
  • Insurance - life and non-life business
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity firms and their portfolios
  • Investment management - fund management, hedge funds, pension funds and portfolio management
  • Diversified financial services and products - such as pensions administration, consumer debt solutions, derivatives, risk management and credit insurance

We recruit across a range of director level roles within specialist areas such as risk management and compliance, distribution and pricing, and actuarial roles alongside Marketing, HRFinance and IT roles. We also recruit for board positions such as CEOManaging Director, Chairman and Non Executive Director.

Challenges We Solve

Historically we have worked with a number of established retail banks to source the talent they need. More recently we have been working with an increasing number of challenger banks that are looking for experienced individuals who can adapt to the fast-paced and agile challenger bank world whilst bringing their considerable knowledge to bear.

Within insurance, the focus for many of our clients is to bring actuarial, distribution, marketing and underwriting together in order to empower management areas to improve sales productivity more quickly and accurately. Actuaries are in high demand, and our aim is to match individuals to businesses on more than just technical competency by using behavioural profiling as a way of understanding how an individual is likely to fit with the existing team.

Technology is becoming ever more critical to success within financial services. The competitive advantage of banks and financial institutions relies heavily on the capability of technology to implement business processes, manage risks and provide excellent customer service – so much so that several challenger banks have based their value proposition on the technology they can offer.

We have supported clients on programmes as wide-ranging as:

  • Creating leadership teams at a Challenger Banks
  • Modernising business models and operations
  • Risk assessments, audits and management
  • Corporate governance isues
  • Managing risk appetite
  • Recent, pending and potential regulatory developments
  • Operational change
  • Changes to strategy (potential impact of automated driver assistance systems, group insurance)

The financial services industry is in the midst of major structural change. Regulatory changes, such as Solvency II, Basel II and Basel III, IFRS Insurance Phase II, SEPA, MiFID and Payment Services Directive, are complex and far-reaching and have an impact that runs across all financial sectors.

We are also able to supply senior leaders with specific knowledge in FS regulations into a business on an interim basis who can provide expert advice on how to navigate these regulations.

How We Can Help You

Whether you are looking for an Interim change manager or a want to recruit an executive on a more permanent basis – we are experts in finding the right person for your business.

Our executive recruitment and headhunting service de-risks your hire by searching the market for the best talent and matching candidates to your business on both technical competency and behaviours ensuring a great cultural fit.

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If you have a need for fast, specialist recruitment then our interim management service can supply you with experienced senior leaders on 3 to 12+ month assignments to provide extra resource to a project or plug an urgent leadership gap. We are able to provide shortlists for a role within 24 to 48 hours, ensuring you get the person you need as quickly as possible.

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Recent Roles

Interim Programme Director
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Senior Actuarial Consultant
Interim CIO
Financial Services
Interim CEO
Venture Capital & Private Equity

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