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WHAT’S KEEPING FINANCIAL SERVICES EXECUTIVES AWAKE AT NIGHT?

New Report Examines Global Trends Affecting the Financial Services Industry

MENLO PARK, Calif. July 9, 2013 — Today’s financial services firms face myriad challenges, yet many remain confident in their business prospects, finds research from the recently released Robert Half Financial Services Global Report: Navigating Change in an Evolving Regulatory Landscape. Based on a global survey of 1,100 executives, the report examines firms’ most pressing business concerns, confidence levels and reactions to recent regulatory changes.

Key Findings

“The financial services industry is clearly undergoing great change,” said Neil Owen, global practice director of Robert Half Financial Services. “Executives must balance compliance demands in equal measure with profitability goals. The firms best-positioned to succeed are those that are staffed with financial professionals who take a proactive stance to managing regulatory compliance and develop long-term strategies that address shifting business priorities.”

Owen added that institutions looking to add staff to support growth and manage compliance initiatives should be prepared for a challenging employment environment. “As firms look to hire, they are encountering talent shortages within in-demand specialties. Businesses face increased competition for strong candidates, and the improved job market has exposed employers to greater risk of losing top performers.”

About the Report
Robert Half Financial Services Global Report: Navigating Change in an Evolving Regulatory Landscape is based on a survey of 1,100 financial services executives, including finance directors, chief financial officers and chief operations officers, across seven countries — Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States — as well as interviews with senior industry executives.

The report can be downloaded at www.roberthalf.com/financial-regulations, where visitors also can view video commentary and an infographic highlighting results from the study.

About Robert Half
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm. For more information about the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company, visit www.roberthalf.com.

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Neil Owen, Global Practice Director, Robert Half Financial Services
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Robert Half Financial Services Global Report: Navigating Change in an Evolving Regulatory Landscape

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