A dose of industry insight, news and updates at MBK Search.

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    August 2018 Recruiting Commentary

    Trends in The Internal Audit Hiring Market

    Hiring practices within any industry can change a lot as different sectors or economic and even technological opportunities evolve. Because finances are so intrinsically linked to every business, regardless of focus, accurate accounting and financial management are the foundation of all successful companies. As a result of the growth and growing concerns occurring in many sectors, there's one aspect of hiring that is seeing a noticeable and sustained increase: the demand for internal auditors. But why?

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    July 2018 Recruiting Commentary

    Top Five Reasons Why You Don't Receive the Offer

    It's always disheartening to be rejected. When you've been on a job search for a while and come across a position that really piques your interest, your hopes couldn't be higher. After interviewing for this job, not hearing the news you want or not hearing anything at all can crush your spirit. Sometimes you won't be the right fit, but you don't want to be disqualified over factors you can control. Here are some interviewing tips about what NOT to do in the hiring process.

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    May 2018 Industry News

    Quick Thoughts on the Financial Crimes Compliance (FCC) Job Market

    The market for financial crimes compliance (FCC) professionals in the financial services sector remains robust as bad actors and complex financial regulations linger.

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    February 2018 Industry News

    Weekly Briefing - Feb 23 2018

    Weekly industry content specific to the risk, audit, compliance, and information security career disciplines.

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    January 2018 Industry News

    Risk management in an age of uncertainty

    "Risk is not an exact science, so HR needs to help create cultures where all employees embrace the unknown A new year is a chance for a fresh start: for organisations to take stock of what they do and how they could do it better, to return to work after Christmas re-energised and optimistic about the success the next year could bring…

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    November 2017 Cyber Security Insights

    The High Costs of Cyber Attacks

    There is no doubt that businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governments benefit from interconnectivity—by access to new markets, client support, shared information, and interpersonal communications. There is also no doubt that connectivity brings risks and that all firms need to anticipate those risks and consider how to address them.

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    June 2017 Industry News

    MBK to Present at UCONN Connecticut Risk Management Conference

    MBK Search is pleased to announce that Spencer Knibbe, Partner will be a panelist at the upcoming Connecticut Risk Management Conference sponsored by the UCONN School of Business on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017.

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    May 2017 Recruiting Commentary

    Five Ways to Turn Off Prospective Candidates

    Over the years we have found that the companies who consistently fail at recruiting - extremely long time to hire, abandoned searches, and/or turned down offers - usually make the same mistakes.

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    April 2017 Industry News

    What Is Risk Management? A Career in Calculated Caution

    What is risk management? We spoke with the experts to bring you all the details you need to know about this exciting career. Hold on to your hat—this could be the job title that shakes up your ho-hum workday.

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    April 2017 Company News

    MBK Search Announces Launch of Sales and Customer Success Practice

    MBK Search is proud to announce the launch of our Sales and Client Services Practice

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    March 2017 Risk Management Insights

    Effective Risk Management Does Not Equal Immediate Bottom Line Cost Savings

    It is very important in your preliminary messaging to senior management to not promise immediate cost savings. Using a roadmap to outline the milestones, timing and estimated cost of constructing your program can be helpful.

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    February 2017 Compliance Insights

    What Your Compliance Officer Wants You to Know

    Your Compliance Department is there to guide and protect the Bank and the Business Lines against compliance risks that could jeopardize not only the product or the Business Line, but the organization as a whole.

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    December 2016 Risk Management Insights

    Driving Cultural & Behavioral Change in an organization through ORM

    All departments and employees throughout the organization must understand, accept and help drive the changes in daily behavior to embed Ops Risk Management in their DNA.

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    October 2016 Risk Management Insights

    Building a GRC platform is complex, so keep it simple!!!

    ​Having worked through the implementation of a GRC platform at a few medium to large financial institutions, I have had the opportunity to experience many different learnings.

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    July 2016 Recruiting Commentary

    The War for Quantitative Risk Talent - Key Takeaways

    Financial services firms are fighting tooth and nail for qualified individuals who can help them meet to their growing requirements for quantitative analytics.

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    June 2016 Recruiting Commentary

    Five Things to Look for When Recruiting Internal Auditors

    We have found that there are specific characteristics that determine whether or not a candidate becomes a successful internal auditor.

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    January 2016 Talent Market Commentary

    Cybersecurity Talent Outlook for 2016

    The cybersecurity hiring market is tight, and while it will open up in the future, supply and demand are unlikely to reach parity anytime soon.

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    November 2015 Talent Market Commentary

    MBK Market Commentary - IT Audit

    Information Technology Audit/Technology Risk Management continues to be a very active subset of the broader Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) market for talent.

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    August 2015 Industry news

    Five Ways to Supercharge Your GRC Career

    Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) is one of the fastest growing career disciplines in the financial services industry. As such, there are many opportunities for both individuals who seek to get into these fields as well as those who wish to continue to advance within them.

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    August 2015 Information Security Insights

    Information Security Risks that Should Keep Hedge Fund Managers Up At Night

    Information security is a growing concern that impacts almost every aspect of our daily lives – from the soccer mom whose email gets hacked to the multi-billion dollar corporation whose business is ground to a halt due to a massive data theft. Darkness lurks everywhere as our society, commerce, and culture become more and more electronic.

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    August 2015 Industry news

    Five Things to Look for When Hiring GRC Professionals

    Choosing the right person to hire is incredibly difficult, regardless of what industry you are in. In the world of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), the consequences of a hiring manager making poor decisions are huge and can have a detrimental effect not only on the immediate team but the broader organization. Corporate boards, C-Suites, regulators, and investors alike continue laser-focus on managing risk within their organizations. The identification and retention of world-class talent up and down the chain of command should be top priority in the minds of all GRC executives.

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    August 2015 Industry news

    Post Trade-Ops Not Just for Traders Anymore

    Post-trade operations is evolving beyond its status as a stepping-stone to the front-lines of trading. As the front office slashes staff, the back office is quickly becoming an attractive career path for new entrants into the financial services sector. But to succeed takes a unique mindset and skills beyond just pulling the trigger on a trade.

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