The following perspective on equities staffing is from Oliver Rolfe, who heads Spartan Partnership, a London-based executive search firm specializing in equities recruiting.

Over the past 6 years the world of equities has taken a dramatic turn which has left hundreds, if not thousands of talented analysts, sales people and traders out of a job they loved so dearly. However in 2011 I had predicted that we would see an uptick in the equity world by September/October of 2013 that would spark the new, albeit slow beginning. This is has happened and the time is now to reorganise and structure any bank or broker to mirror their core values or fear the potential of being swallowed by the markets.