FNZ to boost Edinburgh workforce by near 10 per cent

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FINANCIAL technology specialist FNZ will boost its Edinburgh workforce by nearly 10 per cent with the addition of 30 project management and operations staff.

The company – which last year moved its headquarters from New Zealand to Scotland – said the new jobs would support growth in its existing business and ensure FNZ is well-placed for expansion.

It currently employs more than 300 at Tanfield in Edinburgh’s Canonmills area, and a total of 700 across all of its UK and overseas offices.

FNZ develops wealth management platform technology used by financial services firms such as Axa Wealth, HSBC and Standard Life. It manages about £35 billion of assets, against £20bn at the start of 2012.

Daniel Kasmir, director of human resources at FNZ, said the company had experienced rapid expansion since it was set up in Wellington in 2002.

“As FNZ continues to expand on a global scale, the need to hire the very best people becomes even more essential in achieving our ambitious growth targets,” he said. “We identified Edinburgh as a city that has an available and talented workforce, which will ensure we’re able to recruit the right people with the rights skills for FNZ to reach the next stage of development as a business.”

New recruits will be a mixture of graduates, job seekers and school leavers. The announcement coincides with Make Young People Your Business Week, though FNZ said the new roles were not directly linked to any employment schemes funded by the Scottish Government.

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