Business briefing - Autumn 2016

7 November 2016

It is perhaps fair to say that 2016 has (so far), been a tale of two very distinct halves here at Executive Dynamics: Some considerable headwinds faced during the first half of the year as a result of worldwide economic and market conditions, uncertainties over Brexit and the Article 50 trigger point; these and other factors all culminating in Candidate’s (perhaps wisely) deciding to put on hold any moves to new employers and opportunities and, in turn, Client’s deferring new hiring activity until markets and conditions have settled down.

The return of “UK plc” to work after the summer break has however, seen a marked increase in both Candidate and Client optimism for the future, with recruitment assignment activity very much “on the up”.

We have secured a number of new mandates over the last couple of months – said hesitatingly, but confidence – and thus new opportunities - do now seem to have returned to the UK Wealth Management sector.

Private Client Investment Management is leading the field (followed closely by Private Banking), where we would be delighted to hear from experienced individuals perhaps open to new ideas away from their current employers – whether it be for career advancement reasons, improved earnings potential (!), or simply for a change in personal circumstances or lifestyle  – giving up the daily commute, working in a different part of the country - so on and so forth.

We are currently exclusively retained on a number of projects – several of these continue to be London-based but, we are also actively recruiting on behalf of our Clients for roles based in the Midlands (Birmingham and Nottingham), the North West (Liverpool and Manchester), Scotland (Glasgow and Edinburgh) and in the South West too.

If an informal, discreet (always confidential) chat about any of these projects might be of interest, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Robert Wilson, Managing Director

Executive Dynamics Ltd.

November 2016