Armstrong International is hosting a Data Science meet-up to discuss what’s possible in the first few years of establishing machine learning in an organisation. Harry Powell, currently Head of Data Science at Barclays and Simon Thompson, Head of Big Data & Customer Experience at BT Research, will be giving presentations on what their teams managed…

The Gender Pay Gap As the new law requiring UK companies to report the difference in what they pay their male and female employees rolls out, early reports are showing gender pay gaps as high as 65%. The law requires firms of 250+ employees to calculate and publish the difference between average and median hourly…

What the GDPR Means for the Banking Industry Standfirst: New regulations put customers in control of their own data and could have major implications for the banking industry. The rise of digital technology and the increased use of data has transformed the banking industry. It’s opened up a host of possibilities, but as so often…

The sustainable and ethical investment sector is growing. Where is this going and how should managers react? Sustainable and ethical investment is on the march as consumers and investors begin to show an appetite for funds which do more than just make money. However, how strong is this so-called boom and can these funds really…

Should the CEO and Chairman be the Same Person? Standfirst: It’s a question that just won’t go away: should Banks Split the roles of the Chairman and the CEO? In 2014, Bank of America Merrill Lynch gave its CEO Bryan Moynihan another title: Chairman. In doing so they reversed a policy of separation which has…

What does MiFid II really mean for Long-Only Asset Management? Standfirst: MiFID II is coming and if asset managers think they’ll get by with relatively little change, they could be in for a rude awakening. MiFID II – Europe’s answer to the financial crisis – is on the way in January 2018 and it’s got…

The Consolidation of Long Only Asset Managers & its Implications on Recruitment Coming together: The future of Long Only Asset Management Standfirst: What does the consolidation of long only asset managers mean for the future of recruitment? In the long only asset management sector, all the talk in recent years has been about coming together….

Armstrong International is hiring WE ARE HIRING ASSOCIATES IN LONDON: Armstrong International is recruiting Associates to join its team in London. We are looking for people who can become involved in assisting with all aspects of the search process from candidates identification, building of progress reports across business areas, conducting market research and managing the…

Investment Banking market moves KEY MOVES Bank of America Merrill Lynch: Appointed Anya Weaving as managing director of the bank’s global natural resources unit, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Monday. Weaving, who will join the firm this month, will be based in London and will report to Julian Mylchrest. RBC Capital Markets:…

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