Senior Executive Market Updates – Strong start to Q4

As previously reported from the InterExec network of Search Consultants, Q4 is starting with a strong market across the major business sectors and in the key geographic regions including the UK, Europe, US and Middle East. The 15,000 strong global network are reporting increased levels of current mandates and a positive outlook for the Senior Executive hunting their next challenge.

The network has seen the expected increase in activity in the market since the beginning of September after the usual quieter summer period.

Market conditions continue to improve cross-sector although there is still a degree of fragmentation.

For example, Search Consultants in the life sciences and pharmaceutical space recently stated that they’re seeing a lot of CEM / CMO / CSO and Board mandates, however slightly less in commercial functions such as marketing and market access.

Broadly speaking, investment within the tech space is clearly picking up after the market uncertainty caused by Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse earlier in the year. In both the US and Europe, investment is improving with a perceived economic stabilisation reported as an additional factor.

In a wide range of business sectors including hospitality, engineering, oil and gas and automotive there is increasing activity.

In the broad financial, insurance, pension and professional services sectors the market has picked up substantially in the UK, Europe, US as well as Africa and the Middle East. Search consultants indicate that all recovered to a stronger position and the InterExec network reports an extensive list of opportunities at Senior Executive level.

Specific opportunities:

Financial Services
Technology / AI in financial services including insurance CTO and CIO positions.
Wealth management.
Business development – including openings in commercial banking, investment banking (capital markets), insurance and reinsurance.
Capital markets.
Financial restructuring and the insolvency sector.
ESG and sustainability.
Governance, compliance, risk management including credit risk, market risk and cyber security and insurance underwriting.
Energy / renewables.
Sector specialisms such as treasury and tax.
NED and chair roles specific sector experience preferred.

Positions in Asset and Investment Management
Sustainability / responsible investment roles in banks.
Portfolio management.
Emerging markets debt.
Investment administration.

Professional Services
Consultancy – strategic and operational preferred.
Technology particularly digitalisation and AI.
ESG / sustainability / renewables / energy.
Financial transformation advisory.
Capital markets advisory.

Finding the right search consultant with the most appropriate job opportunity to match your objectives in this unadvertised and often politically complex marketplace is one of the key InterExec skills. Additionally focussing and preparing you and planning the entire process by which you identify and find that new challenge is InterExec’s core skill.

Please, do not hesitate to get in touch with the InterExec team at any time up to 6 months prior to when you hope to move.