We witnessed a steady level of hiring activity in Q2, and while it did seem to slow down in early June, activity picked up again later in the month. As the year has gone on, we are hearing the “B” word being mentioned more and more with an increased number of both clients and candidates looking to factor in its potential impact.
2018 started off very busy on our side. While there was somewhat of a lull for a period during February following market turbulence, we have had our busiest March in quite a while. One noticeable trend is the increase in fixed term contract assignments within buy side infrastructure hiring. A number of companies have sighted the uncertainty around Brexit as the key driver for such requirements.
We are delighted to have developed further traction in the marketplace during the second quarter of this year. Much of the hard work on a number of senior mandates came to fruition during this period. Thanks too all those who have expressed such positive feedback, it is very much appreciated. Please see below a selection of recent placements made by OCR Alpha: