Although the capital markets workforce saw staff increases in the first part of the decade, the sector may see serious layoffs due to the adoption of new technologies, management consultancy Opimas writes. As many as 400,000 full-time employees may lose their jobs by 2030. Artificial intelligence and data analytics, especially, can lead to improving efficiency, which will be needed as financial institutions see their margins continue to be squeezed.
The reductions are likely to hit some financial institutions harder than others. Opimas points to the asset management industry which is “under tremendous pressure” because of falling management fees and declining asset inflows. The reductions might impact up to a third of the workforce there.