The Royal Bank of Scotland is combining the various strands of RBS Financial Markets e-commerce activities with its existing outsourcing operation to form a single enlarged team. The new unit will be headed by Tom Roche, now Managing Director, Head of e-Commerce and Agency Treasury Services (ATS). Tom previously headed up the bank’s treasury outsourcing team, ATS. RBS said the enlarged team would be respond to demand for technology-based solutions from clients looking to achieve cost and time savings either via e-commerce distribution channels or the outsourcing of some or all aspects of treasury. The new unit incorporates RBS Agency Treasury Services, E-ventures, RBS’s proprietary foreign exchange and money markets dealing system, external website development and all other e-commerce related activities in interest rate derivatives and capital markets.
UK firms investment in training and development will increase, on average, by a fifth in the next year, claims Robert Half recruitment after interviewing 100 financial services (FS) executives.
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A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.