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SIO CSDR/SFTR event 20 June - great example of collaboration - hosted by Morgan Stanley with JP Morgan and DTCC involved with delivery. Members don't miss the chance to participate as seats are going quick.
May was a great month and we have alot to look foreward to in June
As a valued partner to the SIO we are happy to let our members know about an event 'the lang cat' will be hosting 30 May 2019.
Pinsent Masons are an active partner of the SIO and we get access to the legal news items that they produce. Let us know if they find this type of News item useful by emailing email@example.com
Women Returners is partnering with leading financial services employers to launch the Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme 2019, with a launch event 1st April 2019.
Heriot Watt have advised that a total of 205 fully funded places have just been awarded to the university for the next academic year by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). Check the full article for details including Finanical Services options.
Elizabeth Budd who is a financial services regulatory partner at Pinsent Masons LLP, delivered an informative and timely view of the UK Financial Services Brexit readiness to a group of SIO members 13 March 2019, at Pinsent Masons Fountainbridge Edinburgh office.
SIO has received positive news coverage this week, as media outlets note the positive role we play to support our members.
SIO 2019 Launch Event Last night at EYs Morrison Street Offices Edinburgh, members, partner firms, FCA in Scotland and Scottish Enterprise gathered to hear about the work that has gone into reenergising the SIO agenda.
Pinsent Masons are an active partner of the SIO and part of their offering provides us with access to the legal news items that they produce. Here at the SIO we are happy to promote this item and encourage members to let us know if they find this type of News item useful by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether it is under the Withdrawal Agreement or by way of a hard Brexit, at the end of March or later the UK’s relationship with EU will be changing. Access to EU clients and counterparties will change, access to trading markets will change. The UK is putting in place a raft of legislation to smooth the transition, ESMA has negotiated a vital memorandum of understanding with the FCA and individual member states are introducing a range of just in case emergency measures.
The 12-week paid returnship placement is aimed at professionals with skills and experience in Finance, Fund Operations, Technology and Operations who have taken a career break of 2 years or more and want to return to permanent work.
Following the success of the Returners to Financial Services Scotland Programme, Women Returners has been awarded Scottish Government funding to run the Returners to Business Services Scotland Programme. This cross-company programme will enable organisations based in or near Edinburgh or Glasgow to pilot a returnship in a highly cost-effective manner and will facilitate 30 experienced professional women on an extended career break to get back into skilled employment.
Morgan Stanley 2019 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.
Women Returners is partnering with leading Scottish financial services employers, with the support of the Scottish Government Returners Fund, to launch an innovative cross-company returner programme. This programme is targeted at experienced professional women looking to return to work after an extended career break who are interested in working in the financial services sector. Participating companies include BNP Paribas Securities Services, CYBG, Hymans Robertson, Incremental Group, Independent Women, Mazars UK, Mearns & Company, M&G Prudential, PGDS (Prudential), RBS Group, Standard Life Aberdeen and TSB.
Women Returners is looking to partner with financial services companies, in or near Edinburgh or Glasgow, who recognise the benefits of diversity and are looking for new talent. Join leading employers including Prudential and TSB to bring experienced professional women into your organisation.
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.
We're delighted to announce that we are hiring for a new Chief Executive to lead SIO in its next chapter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 understanding of the business, as well as project work as directed and guided by your manager. Supervision and guidance will be provided by experienced Operations professionals to all Summer Analysts throughout their internship and assignments, to ensure the best and most meaningful internship experience. The programme runs for 13 weeks from June in Glasgow. To apply, please click here.
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.
People are the key asset to all functions in the Financial Services Industry. How we attract and retain talent has changed dramatically with technology also changing at a rapid pace. Regulation, technology and other factors are now redefiing the skills and roles within the industry. It’s key that we need to adapt to continue to be successful.
Trainee opportunities to join Kames Capital and Standard Life Investments under the Investment 2020 programme are now open. Head to the following link for full details: Investment 2020 Trainee Vacancies.
Outsourcing at a domestic and international level is an integral part of many firms operating models within the FS sector. Whether it is outsourcing specific functions, skill sets or individual projects - organisations rely heavily on the relationships with their outsourcing providers - trusting them in protecting from any reputational risk to the company and brand.
Scottish Investment Operations Forum: The Impact of Regulatory Change Understanding, designing, implementing and adhering to significant regulatory reform is becoming the norm for the Financial Services sector. Nonetheless the impact this has operationally and culturally for organisations shouldn’t be underestimated.
We're delighted to be hosting an industry debate on regulatory change this coming Thursday (21st April) at PwC in Glasgow.
On April 21st, the Scottish Investment Operations (SIO) Forum, a partnership between Scottish Investment Operations’ members and PwC, will be hosting a panel discussion on regulatory change.
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.
We were delighted to welcome PwC's John Whitehill to the SIO Forum late last week to chair a discussion on Cyber Security. Covering a lot of ground John ably focused minds on the personal lessons to take away.
Colleagues at the SIO Forum event on Thursday last week debated the topic of culture and behaviour in financial services. Pauline Arnot at PwC led the discussions with a review of key pieces of work from the regulators.
Two reports have been published this week from recruitment agencies covering the financial services sector in Scotland. Readers might well have seen them already but we're sharing again just in case. On Monday Core Asset. asdasd asd asd asd adas
We were delighted to welcome over 30 investment professionals to our Operational Risk for Non-Risk Managers peer learning event on January 23rd.
We are delighted to launch a new peer learning forum for operations professionals in financial services. This follows the recent refresh of SIO's strategy and board and is very much in line with the three priorities we have identified; education, networks and communications.
We are delighted to welcome a new Chairman and Board Directors to SIO following a recent search as we move into a new phase in SIO's development.
The Glasgow chapter of Women in Banking and Finance are hosting two exciting events over the coming weeks. On February 5th the subject of "cyber exposures" and breaches will be explored with Alana Roche from AIG sharing insights with attendees.