Relocating to Europe

EUROPE

Relocation & Recruitment Advice

Our Executive team for Europe are experts in asset management, funds and investments, family office, fiduciary, private and corporate banking, private equity, insurance, stock exchange and other financial services sectors. We currently have job opportunities across Europe. Please go through the information provided below or contact our team to explore your options.

Our Executive Search Europe team can help with all finance and legal jobs, particularly in Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Moscow, Spain and Switzerland.

Overview

Europe is the second smallest continent in the world, with a population of approximately 742.5 million (2013 estimate). Spanning over an area of about 10,180,000 square kilometres, the continent comprises of 50 fully recognised sovereign states, 6 countries with limited recognition and 5 dependent territories.

 

Following radical social, economic and cultural changes during Renaissance, Europe has continued to play a prominent role in key global affairs. It is recognised as the birthplace of Western civilisation, primarily originating from the Ancient Greece and the Ancient Rome. The culture of Europe can be seen as a series of overlapping cultures, owing to the diverse historical background of different countries; however, there exist cultural similarities rooted in art, architecture, music, literature, and philosophy.

Europe is the wealthiest continent in the world, with remarkably high GDP and HDI. Europe’s financial services sector is a major driver of the economy, providing €731 billion, or 5.9%, of the total GVA. It boasts a rich historical tradition of banking, dating back to the fourteenth century when the first banks were established in Europe. Ever since, the banking industry has gone through remarkable changes and diversification, with significant developments in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. The finance sector offers a range of services, including
trust and funds, stock exchange, investment, insurance, export credit, private and commercial banking and wealth management.

Europe’s legal sector has a well-earned reputation for its fairness, transparency, integrity and professionalism, with the UK providing the largest market for legal services in Europe. 

The diversified financial sector, along with stringent regulation, robust infrastructure and advanced economy, makes Europe a highly attractive destination for professionals and investors all around the world.

Why choose Europe

Many countries such as Switzerland offer favourable tax rates, and smaller countries such as Lichtenstein are currently actively encouraging financial services and foreign business, while Moscow has seen exponential rates of growth in its business sectors over the last decade.

Those involved in the financial industry should not overlook the opportunities offered in places such as Luxembourg, the second largest investment fund centre in the world, Basel, home of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, or Malta, home to many offshore foreign banks and an international financial centre. Those with experience of the offshore market have many locations they can explore, and anyone with language skills is also at an advantage. Although English is widely spoken in the business world, any grasp of local languages is appreciated, and if moving to Moscow you will need to know Cyrillic for day to day life.

Many immigrants find that they are able to enjoy lower living costs and/or higher salaries by moving within Europe. Working within law or finance, English speakers can command high salaries, and standards in health care and education are often very good in these areas. For example, in Liechtenstein, all workers receive mandatory health insurance and the health system is excellent. Monaco has the highest GDP per capita in the world and 0% unemployment, while Malta has a very low crime rate.

With English widely spoken across Europe and movement between countries easy, the opportunities for expansion and relocation are large and exciting. With fast transport links within mainland Europe, and connections to the UK and the rest of the world, the potential is huge.

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EUROPE RECRUITMENT SPECIALISTS