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Welcome: Conor O'Hanlon, Resourcer - Risk & Compliance

​We're giving another big welcome, this time to Conor O'Hanlon who returns to the business after getting a taste for MERJE life when he completed his marketing internship with us back in 2019. Afte...

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MERJE Meets: Laura Chappell, CEO, Brunel Pension Partnership Ltd

​This week, MERJE had the pleasure of chatting with Laura Chappell, CEO at Brunel Pension Partnership, as part of our continuing MERJE Meets series.Laura has climbed the ranks of Compliance and Ris...

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MERJE Insights: The Future Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

​By Ryan Swann, Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Think MoneyPioneering scientist Marian Diamond famously said: “If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.”The same ethos applies fo...

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MERJE Insights: “There will be lots of enduring changes accelerated or created by the pandemic. The ones which stick will include the ‘rules’ around the way we work and think about resourcing.

​Rhythm Solutions Co-Founder Nick Websdell discusses whether Covid-19 has changed the way we work forever and examines if the ‘fractional’ model is becoming more relevant.Rhythm, which provides ris...

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MERJE Meets - Chris Blampey - Head of Risk Strategy at Chetwood Financial

​​​​​In our latest MERJE Meets, we sit down with Chris Blampey, who is Head of Risk Strategy for leading FinTech & Digital Bank Chetwood Financial. Chris has been with Chetwood since 2016, and ...

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MERJE Markets - how a solid Risk Management strategy can help to navigate this uncertain era and beyond

​​​​​In our latest MERJE Markets article, we talk to Risk Management consultant Periklis Alygizakis, who specialises in building Risk teams in London and the south of England. This is all with a pa...

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MERJE Meets - Tom Sleight - Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at LINK Scheme Ltd

​In our latest edition of ‘MERJE Meets...’, our in-depth series where we interview business leaders across our core recruitment disciplines, we caught up with Tom Sleight, who is the CRO for LINK, ...

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MERJE Meets - Briony Horvath - Chief Risk Officer at The AA

​We would like to introduce MERJE Meets... a series of interviews with a selection of senior leaders across our core markets. Here, we will take the opportunity to have a candid catch up with these...

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A day in the life of MERJE MD Richard Abelson during lockdown

​My day starts early because I have three young daughters who like to keep me on my toes! I get my exercise out of the way first thing by doing a home workout in my front room, which has become my ...

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Why hiring a good Chief Risk Officer (CRO) is essential for your business

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) recently reported on a shortage of candidates taking up senior level positions within Risk Management. It subsequently urged organisations to implement profes...

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Paul Clayton promoted to Principal Consultant

MERJE is excited to announce the promotion of Paul Clayton to Principal Consultant following an incredible personal performance in 2019. Paul's success has come from building strong and long-lastin...

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Preparing for the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR)

The last few years have seen many regulatory changes in UK businesses, including GDPR and PSD2, which have required financial institutions of all sizes to ensure that their Compliance and Risk Mana...

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The Contractor market

As a supplier of specialist contract and interim recruitment solutions to our growing Client base, we thought we would share our insight on this fast moving market.Here are some of the current fact...

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Operational Risk professionals join MERJE and the IOR for networking evening

On 26th September, MERJE and the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) hosted an Operational Risk Networking Event at Balls Brothers in London.The event included brief talks from George Clark, Chair ...

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Operational Risk Networking Event with the Institute of Operational Risk

MERJE is teaming up with the Institute of Operational Risk to run a networking evening on 26th September 2018 in London.The event will be a wonderful opportunity for people interested in Operationa...

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New team members and promotions at MERJE

We are glad to announce that Andrew Varty was recently promoted to Managing Consultant for the Finance & Audit team. Andrew has 20 years recruitment experience and has been at MERJE since 2013....

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Another successful Breakfast Session with the Institute of Operational Risk

On 7th December, MERJE once again teamed up with the Institute of Operational Risk to host a Breakfast Session focusing on ‘Designing Operational Risk Frameworks using ISO31000 and COSO ERM’.The ev...

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Top interview tips for Risk and Compliance jobs

MERJE sponsored the Conduct Risk Summit in London in September. We put together this guide to effectively preparing for interviews for Risk and Compliance positions for delegates of the event.Edwar...

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Discussing Risk Culture at the Institute of Operational Risk Breakfast Session, sponsored by MERJE

The many aspects of Risk Culture were discussed on the morning of Monday 24th April at the Institute of Operational Risk Breakfast Session, sponsored by MERJE.Taking place at Balls Brothers in the ...

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Non-AML compliance and online fraud top the financial crime investment charts

Since 2007, Operational Risk, in collaboration with BAE Systems, has conducted a series of surveys covering key industry trends in financial crime, risk and compliance. This year’s survey shows con...