Q2 2019 Risk & Compliance Recruitment Trends

Our quarterly update on the Risk & Compliance market, where we provide you with insights from both the previous and upcoming quarters.

What were the market trends for last quarter?

Businesses are spending money on fixing their issues or trying to keep ahead of the game with controls in play. Companies need to either be proactive by focusing on recruiting controls assurance risk specialists to set their business up to prevent future risk incidents/breaches or reactive by responding to regulatory recommendations/by recruiting risk and compliance generalists to manage and deal with the influx of work.

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What are the major skills in demand?

Major banks are are upscaling teams in Technology risk, BA risk professionals, Credit Risk and Advisory Risk.

What are the skill gap shortages?

We are finding skill gap shortages in risk roles such as Quantitative analysts and Credit risk specialists, especially in balancing out the gender ratios within these teams.

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What are organisations doing to attract the best talent?

Fintechs are offering equity or part time options. Clients are offering very flexible working arrangements as long as people deliver. I would advise employers to continue to invest in learning and development, benefits packages and employer branding.

What is the outlook for the next quarter?

We are meeting with many Fintechs who are looking at disrupting the market. This includes new tools to automate processes and minimising risks. There is demand in new banks and fintechs that are disrupting the market and looking at ways they can deliver a better customer experience within the regulatory boundaries (ie by still remaining legal).

    Maria Konstantinou's picture
    Business Manager | Risk Management & Compliance
    mkonstantinou@morganmckinley.com.au