Banking & Finance

Our dedicated Banking and Financial Services team members are financial services professionals. They have a deep understanding of the nuances and technicalities of a broad spectrum of roles across the sector.
The banking and financial services sector is central to the health of the global economy, a critical factor in wealth generation that contributes to country and regional development and has a major impact on people’s lives. It comprises a range of subsections and associated career opportunities that attract forward-looking, aspirational individuals with a strong work ethic, an inventive approach to problem solving and a talent for multitasking.

This is a highly regulated sector with worldwide reach. It is constantly evolving to keep pace with and anticipate change, and its success relies on cutting edge technological developments that can accommodate the shift to contemporary digitised culture. It is a sector that often operates at high pressure, where no two days are the same and where strategic thinking, interaction with colleagues and the ability to build productive business relationships based on trust are paramount.

Because it is such a highly competitive sector, hiring practices for jobs in banking and financial services can be particularly sophisticated and exacting. A CV will almost certainly have to get through the initial test of the automatic candidate tracking systems before moving up to the next level of rigorous personal scrutiny. To be fit for purpose, any CV must satisfy both technological and human requirements, while it is equally crucial to have a winning interview pitch that is polished, professional and inspires confidence.

City CV knows how to address and overcome these challenges. Our team of writers comprises former industry professionals and recruiters, who have perfected the art of writing attention-grabbing CVs, cover letters, compelling LinkedIn profiles and whose interview coaching sessions are specifically designed for banking and financial services. At the same time, our executive coaching packages and career transition service prepare clients for both a sideways and an upward move.

Whatever background, expertise or level of seniority, personal branding in every job search will ensure that each individual stands out and has the greatest chance of success at all stages of their career.

Talk to an expert

Whatever your field of expertise, we have industry specialists to transform your career.

Email us or call our team on:

+44 (0)20 7100 6656

“The City CV team did a great job of my CV. I’ve just started my job as a Director in Operational Risk, a lot of credit to the City CV team as I now have exactly the role I want.”
Director of Operational Risk

“I was very pleased with both your service as well as the final result. Actually, I got the first (and only) job I applied for, in FX Sales at Credit Agricole.”
SH, Analyst

“Your efforts, competence, profound knowledge of the financial markets – its activities and products – were very helpful in the shaping of a targeted, effective CV! Totally appreciated.”
Tomaso, Head of DCM, Global Bank

Specialist Expertise from a Committed Team

 

City CV is proud to have won the award for Best Finance CV in the international CV writing industry awards, the only UK careers firm to have done so.
Our team of financial services professionals has an exceptional track record in helping clients to find new jobs in banking and financial services, and indeed the firm was originally founded with this sector in mind.

CEO, Victoria McLean, formerly managed recruitment for Goldman Sachs and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Recognising the shortcomings in candidates’ CVs was the stimulus that inspired her to establish a service to advise and support applicants at all levels in their search for promotion, career development and ultimate job satisfaction. She travels across Europe, Canada and North America as a keynote speaker at CFA events to advise CFA Charterholders on how to make the most of their CV, interview technique and the power of a strong LinkedIn presence.

City CV’s banking and finance writers and coaches now work together to form a specialist and distinctive arm of the company. They include bankers, traders, analysts, brokers, wealth managers and former investment banking HR professionals and recruiters, with impressive international credentials and an in-depth understanding of financial markets, products and services.

We have created CVs, cover letters and LinkedIn pages for everyone from C-suite leaders of global organisations and non-executive directors on the boards of major financial institutions to recent graduates seeking their first role in the industry. With our expert help, clients have secured roles and promotions at all the leading investment banks, asset managers, Big 4 firms, and a range of specialists and boutiques across the buyside and sellside.

Clients who choose City CV benefit from:

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Expertise and experience:

Our dedicated Banking and Financial Services team members are financial services professionals. They have a deep understanding of the nuances and technicalities of a broad spectrum of roles across the sector. You will benefit from first-hand experience of how to distil and articulate your value. Their credentials include time spent in front and back office in Investment Banking & Markets, Wealth Management and Asset Management, including roles in DCM, ECM, trading, broking, research, analysis, private equity, corporate banking and insurance, as well as senior experience recruiting into these roles.
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Industry insight:

We know how hiring decisions are made in a host of leading financial institutions and smaller boutiques, including Goldman Sachs, BAML, BlackRock, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Mercury Asset Management, Fidelity, Macquarie, Gartmore, ICAP, Sumitomo, Credit Agricole, Barclays Investment Bank, Coutts & Co, ING and Commerzbank.
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Proven track record:

City CV clients have successfully secured roles in a range of organisations, including JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, BAML, Citi, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Deutsche, BNP Paribas, UBS, HSBC, Soc Gen, Credit Agricole, Jeffries, Lazard, Mitsubishi, Mizuo, Nomura, Sumitomo, Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, PwC, BlackRock, Vanguard, StateStreet, Fidelity, BNY Mellon, Fidelity, L&G, Wellington, Pimco, Glencore, Cargill, Koch, Trafigura, Gunvor.

We are confident we can provide a structured solution to your needs whatever your field of expertise.

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Debt Capital Markets (DCM)

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Equity Capital Markets (ECM)

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Leveraged Finance

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Securitisation

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Structuring

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Sales & Trading

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Corporate Treasury

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Financial Sponsors

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Project Finance

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Structured Finance

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Corporate Engagement

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Business Management

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E-commerce

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Sales and Trading

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Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities, Derivatives

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Emerging Markets

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Alternatives, Real Estate

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Quant Trading / Quantitative Analysis

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Asset Management

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Equity Research

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Portfolio Management

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Fund Management

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Hedge Funds

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Debt Funds

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Distressed, Special Situations

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Product Development

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Client Relationship Management

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Risk Management

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Product Control

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Compliance

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Financial Control

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Corporate Actions

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Client Services

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Trade Support

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Technology

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Operations

Private Wealth Management

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Financial Planning

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Client Services

Research

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Equity Research

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Credit Research

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Economic Research

Financing & Equity

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Private Equity

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Private Markets

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Venture Capital

Call +44 (0)20 7100 6656 or email our expert team to discuss your career transformation.

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