At present, the total number of employees in 124 securities companies (including subsidiaries) with data available is 327500. Different from the large number of employees leaving in recent years, since the second half of this year, the number of employees in the securities industry has increased by 2223. Among them, the business line with the largest inflow of securities traders was securities investment consulting business (analysts), with an increase of 5.39%.
Among the practitioners of securities companies, the number of general securities business, securities investment consulting business (Analyst), securities investment consulting business (Investment Consultant) and sponsor representative all increased. Among them, the number of analysts was 3341, with an increase of 5.39%; the number of general securities business was 191600, with an increase of 1.72%; the number of sponsor representatives was 4117, with an increase of 0.88%; the number of investment consultants was 56500, with an increase of 0.85%.
In response, Zhao Yafu, a researcher at CITIC reform and development research foundation, said in an interview with the Securities Daily: although many industries were impacted by the epidemic in the first half of this year, there were a large number of turnover. However, different from other financial institutions, the securities industry has become very attractive due to the extremely hot stock market and a large number of new customers and new funds have entered the market. Many securities companies are also short of staff and there is a large demand gap for talents.
The number of analysts increased to 3341
At present, research power of securities companies has become one of the core competitiveness. With the gradual opening up of the financial industry, after the introduction of equity management regulations of securities companies, securities companies are faced with the route choice of omnipotent and professional securities companies. At the same time, the new securities law comprehensively implements the registration system, and securities companies with mature investment banking team, rich project reserves, outstanding research pricing and institutional sales capacity will usher in new profit growth points. Among the 124 securities companies, the number of analysts has increased to 3341, an increase of 171 over the first half of the year. There are 8 securities companies with more than 100 analysts. Among them, Haitong Securities, Guotai Junan and CICC have the largest number of analysts, 147, 138 and 132 respectively.
And the industry about research institutes or research business layout, adjustment action is also very frequent. In August, Hongta securities will set up a new research institute (business unit system) as the first level Department of the company to perform the responsibilities of the companys seller research business development and management. For the first time, Zheshang securities has upgraded its research capability to the No.1 Project of five promotion and construction, attaching unprecedented importance to research capability. Meanwhile, it has introduced platinum analysts from the market to build platinum Research Institute. In May, Li Lifeng, former chief strategic analyst of Guojin securities, officially joined Zhejiang Securities Research Institute as deputy director and chief strategy analyst of Zhejiang Business Research Institute. In terms of investment research, Hualin securities will further optimize the staff structure, continue to increase the investment, research, credit rating and other aspects of human investment, focus on strengthening the introduction of financial technology talents, and actively use scientific and technological means to improve the ability of the investment research team. Everbright Securities promotes the adjustment of talent structure, strengthens the service for key customers, expands the market competitiveness and income generating capacity in the core research field, and continuously improves the research value of the seller. BOC securities will focus on the allocation of large categories of assets to promote the research on sellers close to the needs of buyers.
Judging from the total number of employees of each securities firm, at present, there are more than 10000 employees in three securities companies, namely Guotai Junan (10800), Guangfa Securities (10700) and Guoxin Securities (10700). Since the second half of the year, the number of employees in nine securities companies has increased by more than 100. Among them, Guoxin Securities had the largest increase in the number of employees, reaching 758, followed by CITIC Securities with 359, and GF Securities ranked third with 270.
At present, the Matthew effect is prominent in the securities industry, and the strong are always strong. There are 212900 employees (including subsidiaries) in 39 listed securities companies, accounting for 65.01% of the employees of 124 securities companies.
At present, retaining talents has become a common problem for financial institutions. Recently, the financial talent trend report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that the salary offered by financial institutions is not as attractive as before, nor has it found a reasonable combination of salary and welfare to attract and retain young talents. With the help of expansion and merger, large enterprises are growing stronger, and they are beginning to face the problem of skill mismatch that exists in enterprises all over the world; relatively speaking, there is a surplus of qualified talents in mature markets, while talent shortage is faced in emerging markets. But the solution is not simply to transfer talent to faster growing markets. Whats more, only employees who know the local situation are most likely to succeed.
Source of this article: Yang Qian, editor in charge of Securities Daily_ NF4425