Financial and professional services jobs
Edinburgh, the UK's second global financial centre, enjoys a strong reputation worldwide, as a longstanding and resilient financial centre, with deep expertise. Financial services constitute more than half of the city's exports - over £4bn - and the talent pool of experienced financial services workers is exceptional - over 70% of jobs in financial services are high skilled.
Its established history of banking means that the city is home to the headquarters of major international banks. It is also a significant European centre of asset management and asset servicing, and is home to one of world’s largest asset managers – abrdn - with more than £500bn assets under management.
Globally renowned Baillie Gifford is also based in the city, holding over £200bn in assets under management and managing money for more than half of the world’s 20 biggest pension funds. In addition, Edinburgh has established strengths in management consultancy and legal services.
Foreign direct investment in financial services between 2014 and 2018
An attractive prospect for investors, foreign direct investment in financial services of £97.45m, in 16 projects, in Edinburgh between 2014-18 resulted in an additional 486 financial services jobs in the city.