Strategic Workforce Development: Talent and Technology

This whitepaper commissioned by ION and conducted by Acuiti highlights the challenges facing sell-side derivatives firms in attracting and retaining talent. Operational and technology roles have been off-shored or near-shored to reduce costs. But in home jurisdictions, the challenges of hiring and retaining people persist. As experienced executives retire or leave the industry, attracting younger talent to replace them is harder than it used to be, creating operational risk. In response, firms are investing in automation and process improvement. This is boosting their efficiency while also enhancing job satisfaction for their employees.