RECRUITING A CHIEF RISK OFFICER

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The Chief Risk Officer [CRO] is a critical role for Financial Services institutions. The potential for damage to investments, business units and the whole banking system came into stark focus following the 2008 financial crisis. Since then, regulation has been expanded and strengthened and we now see stress testing, credit risk exposure and liquidity under […]

7 TIPS FOR ONLINE INTERVIEWS

Online interviews have become a necessity during the lockdown but they present challenges for candidates and recruiters alike. We wouldn’t normally post interview or CV tips because we handle that kind of detail on an individual basis. Online interviews are a new concept for most people though so we decided to provide our best advice […]

COVID: LONDON’S FINANCIAL SERVICES RECRUITMENT TRENDS

Financial Services is an industry that has faced its fair share of crises. Burst bubbles, bear markets, booms and busts, schemes and scandals all feature in the rich history of an industry that always bounces back, reinventing itself when necessary. At the turn of the year we saw retail banking finally emerging from a mis-selling […]

HEALY HUNT COVID-19 UPDATE

We have been through crises before but nothing quite like this one. Healy Hunt came into 2020 feeling confident, with a stellar 2019 behind us, an excellent team with a strong pipeline and a clear strategic vision for the year ahead. That strength will stand us in good stead now as our focus becomes more […]

GLOBAL TRADE: AFRICA

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Healy Hunt has a long history in Global Trade Finance and in 2020 we will be stepping up our activity in this sector. Last week, our Chairman Paul Hunt and Managing Director Mark Johns attended the GTR Africa event in Victoria along with around 450 guests and attendees from Banking, Insurance, Finance, FinTech, Government Bodies […]

STEP UP TO BANKING

Our Step-Up initiative has had a successful trial at the start of the new school year. There were individual placements and one larger group programme. Healy Hunt Director, Jacky Crisp, who spearheaded this initiative, explains what happened at the group placement and why it was important. Kick Off On an Autumn Monday morning at Liverpool […]

RECRUITING FOR A SPECIALIST LENDER

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Specialist Lending is a fast-growing, technology-driven sector. Despite the innovations that differentiate Specialist Lending companies – whether 1st or 2nd charge mortgages, bridging or development finance – from the more established lenders, there are still familiar departments and roles, although the culture tends to be less conservative. The expansion in the sector means that some […]

HOW TO BUILD A CHALLENGER BANK

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In 2018 Healy Hunt were contacted by the founder of a new Challenger Bank who was seeking insight. Despite a stellar career, the CEO-in-waiting had, understandably, never built a new financial institution from the top down before and at that stage his only other staff member was the Chief Financial Officer. We had been recommended […]

HOW TO INSPIRE A NEW DIMENSION OF DIVERSITY

When I say I’m passionate about diversity, I may not mean what you think. Recruitment consultancies generally champion diversity because we are trying to find the ideal candidate for any given role. The challenge for a company like Healy Hunt is that our talent pool of mid to senior level candidates has already been filtered […]

ARE YOU A TEAM PLAYER?

This is a blog about building teams. It’s a subject close to my heart after 20+ years working in banking and recruitment. In the current Financial Services environment, new challenger companies are popping up and growing quickly, meanwhile inside the largest institutions, new sub-brands, divisions and offices are bubbling up in much the same way. […]