Where the future meets the present: skilling up in financial services
Reskilling is the answer to a blizzard of challenges approaching financial services, according to an influential City report. But which skills are most important to acquire for current and future financial services employees? FS Focus editor Brian Cantwell writes.
Brexit, trade and economic challenges abound, and closer to home, declining numbers of young bright things are entering finance, as tech firms prove a more attractive prospect: financial firms are still burdened with the image problems and fallout of the 2008 financial crash.
Banks, law firms, investment houses and insurers are set against each other in competition for employees but bound together by the unifying challenges to the industry.