Financial Services

Providing an efficient recruitment services to clients in banking, fund management, wealth management, life companies, wrap platforms, fintech, insurers, fund services and consultancies.

Make Meraki Talent your preferred recruitment partner

We can provide you with access to top talent for permanent or interim hiring across a range of functions including investment management, investment operations, technology & change, marketing & distribution, business support, risk & compliance, governance and finance. We operate UK-wide from our offices in Edinburgh, London and Glasgow.

Our latest report is your guide to hiring market trends in Scotland’s Financial Sector

Our latest report is your guide to hiring market trends in Scotland’s Financial Sector

Are salaries slowing down or soaring? Our Salary Guide will tell you what’s in store.

Using our knowledge to your advantage

You know that the quality of people you attract and retain will be a key defining measure of your firm’s success. However, talent markets move quickly and are constantly changing. Is a competitor increasing their pay scales to attract your staff? Have working conditions changed significantly at a competitor which can allow you to attract their best people? Our consultants spend around 10 hours a week on the phone and average five meetings a week to generate intellectual capital and connections which benefits our clients. Allow Meraki to be your competitive advantage in talent markets.

Financial sector connectivity

We are a financial services recruiter, born in Scotland but with a UK wide reach and European outlook. From our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London we have a track record of relocating talent from different financial centres. London to Scotland, Poland to Glasgow, Dublin to London, Luxembourg to London, Milan to Edinburgh are some of the talent journeys we have facilitated.

If the next best hire for your vacancy happens to be outwith your local market, we will find them.

Leveraging relationships & building connections

At Meraki Talent we are people people. We are a niche organisation in a busy sector, bringing expert knowledge and specialist experience. 180 combined years of professional recruitment experience to be precise. We know the sectors where we work from the inside out: financial services, IT, professional services, business support, sales and marketing.

We love what we do and believe it is our passion that drives us to make the vital connections between people and opportunities.

But it's not all about us. It's about the connections we can make for you. We are the sponsors of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments annual award dinner, members of the Employers Network for Inclusion and Equality as well as supporting Watsonians FC rugby club through sponsorship. Our relationship with our clients moves beyond the functional and is one from which you can derive real value.

An informed alternative to executive search

We firmly believe there is a niche in the market in the £80,000 – 150,000 salary range where traditional contingent service models struggle with network and knowledge, however where the expense and longevity of process associated with a full executive search is unnecessary. Through our senior appointments desk you can attract high calibre senior management and specialist talent in an efficient and cost effective way. Recent placements include:

  • Head of UK Marketing, Global Asset Manager, Edinburgh
  • Senior Investment Consultant, Big Four Consulting, London
  • Head of Business Architecture, Global Securities Services firm, London
  • Senior Product Manager, Securities Services firm, Edinburgh
  • Fixed Income Product Specialist, Global Investment Manager, London

Access to Professional Services Talent

Your firm is no doubt spending a considerable amount of money on professional services firms for both audit and consulting engagements. Why not bring that talent in-house? With our product offering to professional services firms, we are constantly generating strong candidates from Big 4, top 10 and consulting backgrounds. Often these individuals are not seeking to remain with professional services and are looking to move client side. Meraki Talent is uniquely positioned to introduce this talent to your business, delivering unprecedented value. 

Comprehensive service

With close to 30,000 agencies in the UK, recruitment is a busy and complicated landscape. It can be difficult and time consuming to manage multiple suppliers, with different levels of service and varying terms of business. With numerous offices locations and experienced consultants specialising across a variety of sectors, Meraki Talent can manage your hiring needs in an efficient manner.

To learn more please download our client brochure

Professional services

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