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I have been fortunate to lead SIO since September 2006, at which time we were largely focused on campus recruitment for financial services organisations against a backdrop of high inward investment into Scotland by our members. I had recently returned to Scotland after several years abroad working in asset management. I saw a great chance to highlight the diverse and challenging career opportunities on offer to the next generation of talent.
In the period following we reshaped the organisation …
Jun 15, 2017No CommentsRead More
We're delighted to announce that we are hiring for a new Chief Executive to lead SIO in its next chapter.
From our origins supporting the attraction of talent into the industry, today SIO works hand in hand with our members to develop the skills and capabilities we'll need to lead the industry into the future. Download the job description to find out more about the role and how to apply. We are happy to talk flexible working.
Closing date for applications is …
Jun 6, 2017No CommentsRead More
Our recent SIO Forum event saw a lively debate around the interpretation and implementation of MiFID II regulations. Facilitated by a panel from HSBC and hosted by BNY Mellon, approximately 40 operations managers gathered to discuss market structure changes, permitted inducements, research unbundling and transaction reporting. What was clear from the event is that all organisations are facing similar challenges and there is still a degree of uncertainty which will make the 3rd January go- …
Mar 20, 2017No CommentsRead More
Morgan Stanley 2018 Operations Summer Analyst Programme - Now Open for Application The Operations Summer Analyst Program gives students an introduction to the Financial Services industry and the Operations Division, as well as an opportunity to develop the personal and professional competencies necessary to be successful within the Division. You be will be placed within a team best aligned to your skills, and will be provided with classroom and on-the-job training to develop a thorough …
Feb 15, 2017No Comments
After a busy start to the year I am finally getting to some key reading I had set aside. At the top of the pile was a timely white paper from the World Economic Forum entitled Realizing Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, An Agenda for Leaders to Shape the Future of Education, Gender and Work.
As colleagues will know SIO has very deliberately re-positioned itself in recent times to focus on three strategic priorities; Connecting Leaders, Developing the Workforce and …
Jan 30, 2017No CommentsRead More
We were delighted to connect with Women Returners recently who explained their mission to support women to move back into high-calibre roles following career breaks. We share their frustration around the latent training, talent, skill and experience that is so often overlooked by employers.
Women Returners champion ‘returnships’ as a primary vehicle for achieving this change, as they provide a bridge back to meaningful work for skilled professionals. …
Nov 4, 2016No CommentsRead More
October’s Scottish Investment Operations (SIO) forum focused on the upcoming Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II due to take effect from 3 January 2018 and Uncleared Margin regulations.
Hosted at PwC's Glasgow office, representatives from Bank of America Merrill Lynch led a discussion on the key challenges of implementing MiFID II. With an increasing need for organisations to collaborate and drive a common view of reporting best practices, Taskize, a web-based task …
Oct 3, 2016No CommentsRead More
Are you “data ready”?
Demand for data is greater than ever before, not just from regulators but also clients and internal management. How can we cope? What should we focus on and what are the best practices being observed in the industry?
These were some of the many questions discussed during the latest Scottish Investment Operations (SIO) forum, as individuals across Financial Services along with industry experts from PWC, TISA and MiSYS explored the issues and how firms can …
Sep 6, 2016No CommentsRead More
Morgan Stanley 2017 Operations Summer Analyst Programme - Now Open for Application
The Operations Summer Analyst Program gives students an introduction to the Financial Services industry and the Operations Division, as well as an opportunity to develop the personal and professional competencies necessary to be successful within the Division. You be will be placed within a team best aligned to your skills, and will be provided with classroom and on-the-job training to develop a thorough …
Aug 28, 2016No CommentsRead More
Is Financial Services a career of choice for millennials? Did the financial crisis destroy FS as a desirable career?
These were just a few of the questions up for discussion during the latest Scottish Investment Operations (SIO) forum, as individuals across Financial Services along with an industry panel explored the issues and best practice in sourcing and managing talent for the sector.
There seemed to be agreement on an obvious need for the sector to do more to demystify careers, …