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In the first comprehensive report of it’s kind by a recruitment firm in Ireland, AES International investigates the impact that Brexit might have on the Financial Services sector. 


  • 81% of senior Irish executives feel the government is not optimising the potential of Brexit
  • 44% concerned about potential loss of talent arising from Brexit
  • 29% felt access to an airport is a main priority for an international executive, over 10% who said housing

We have just published our Brexit survey, having sought the views of over 500 of the most senior executives on the impact of Brexit on the Financial Services sector in Ireland. This is the most comprehensive survey conducted across the Financial Services landscape to date.

The survey is downloadable below.

The study was conducted using an online survey methodology conducted from 5th – 15th May 2017. A total of 544 respondents who operate at the following levels completed the survey:

–       Managing Director, General Manager, or CEO level (35%)

–       Company or Divisional Directors (29%)

–       Functional Heads (28%)

–       Non-Executive Directors (8%)

In relation to Brexit; we are delighted to announce that Caroline Bruno has joined the team as Brexit Ambassador. Caroline brings an incredible wealth of recruitment experience of over 16 years, in dynamic roles leading executive search teams with international organisations based in Dublin, London and New York, most recently for Barclays Bank.

Caroline is not only intimately familiar with the considerations for businesses who need to relocate senior talent seamlessly, but she has also an enviable track record in the global world of Financial Services, making her an excellent partner on the team.

Caroline will be heavily involved in supporting clients through their plans to move senior level roles to Ireland, and helping them to navigate the challenges involved with moving to Ireland.

In her career to date, Caroline has managed numerous international moves and provided on-the-ground advice on local market recruitment strategy, and is in the unique position herself having relocated from UK to US, and back to Ireland, so knows intimately the considerations to enable a smooth transition.

In order to download the report please click HERE.

Ronan Colleran and Caroline Bruno - Partners in AES International Executive Search

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