Increased regulations and the use of technology has had a huge impact on the Financial Services industry which in turn has changed what skills companies are looking for in their people.

Speed of technological change and limited availability of staff were highlighted as two of the biggest threats to business by Financial Services CEO’s surveyed (73% and 72% respectively). CEO’s state that they are struggling to source candidates with the right skills to enable firms to adapt in this new environment. This is not just those in specialist technology roles, but the skills needed to lead the digitalization of the sector.

The firms that will get ahead will be those that can rethink their whole approach to their people strategy.


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Anne Bedford : Account Director

Anne Bedford

Account Director

Anne joined us in April 2017 after nearly three decades of working in the city. Having loved working in London, she was looking for a local, yet forward-thinking and ambitious company where she could continue her career. Talent Gateway ticked those boxes. Not only is this well-established company going through a growth phase, but the culture is exactly what she was looking for: collaborative, team-focused, supportive as well as friendly, where the resident dogs are part of the team.

Outside of work, Anne loves running around after her 3 children and spending time with her family. She may be seen very occasionally socializing with friends (😉) as well as keeping fit, running and the odd adventure such as climbing Kilimanjaro.

Anne’s Skills and Experience

Anne has extensive experience working in recruitment and supporting clients in investment banking including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, RBS and HSBC to name a few.

Anne worked with Morgan McKinley in the Senior Operations Recruitment team before going onto set up and run the Investment Banking Operations division at the Bloomsbury Group until 2011.

More recently, Anne worked at a management consultancy firm, responsible for sourcing, interviewing and short-listing investment banking candidates and as a Director for Tempest Learning & Development where she was responsible for marketing and developing client relationships.

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