The Talent Trap: How to Attract and Retain Young Technologists

Senior technologists talk about the difficulties in retaining talent and the programs they’re implementing to stem the outflow of technologists from their firms.


In finance, it’s a challenge finding and attracting young technologists when buy-side shops are having to compete with the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Google. But once they land that talent, how do asset managers go about retaining them?

“We have a pretty strong intern program and we’re hiring associates from college and we rotate them, but we’ve been losing them at about the two-year mark,” Zajac said. “And it’s not just for any one, specific thing that you can put your finger on—it’s

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