Fintech, an area of increased interest for students as the industry grows, has historically seen most of its hiring coming from startups.
However, just as the major incumbent firms have recently engaged in a stream of acquisitions to counter these emerging threats, they are now competing for top fintech talent.
Now even the world’s biggest investment banks are pouring resources into the blossoming market, and are offering associate-level jobs in their fast-expanding fintech teams. “It’s a small, growing team. But it’s something up and coming on the radar,” says Sam Price, who recruits investment banking MBA associates at Nomura, the Japanese bank. “In future you can expect to see positions in those teams allocated to MBAs.”