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ComplianceSeptember 18, 2023

Exploring careers in secured finance

(As published in The Secured Lender magazine, Sept. 2023) 

Wolters Kluwer profile: 2023 great places to work 

Based in the Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in information, software, and services for professionals in healthcare, tax and accounting, financial and corporate compliance, legal and regulatory, and corporate performance and ESG. It helps its customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services. The company reported 2022 annual revenues of €5.5 billion, 93% of which is derived today from digital products and services, with approximately 20,000 employees who serve customers in over 180 countries. Its Compliance Solutions business is a market leading provider of risk management and regulatory compliance solutions and services to U.S. banks, credit unions, insurers and securities firms.

What specific programs do you offer to attract and retain talent (please be detailed) about your culture, benefits, DEI initiatives, fun perks, etc. Also, let us know if you offer internships.

A 187-year market leader that keeps innovating and collaborating like a startup, Wolters Kluwer makes a difference every day. The company continuously strives for an inclusive culture, which is reflected in recognitions such as Wolters Kluwer being named the Netherlands’ top company for gender diversity in the Equileap Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking, 2023 and among the Top 100 companies in the Financial Times’ Diversity Leaders 2023 ranking.

As a global employer, Wolters Kluwer offers competitive compensation and benefits in the various countries where it has employees. Its global talent management program includes training and development opportunities, designed to incorporate growth and learning into daily work life, with access to resources like LinkedIn Learning. The well-being program offers a variety of resources and programs; the Employee Assistance Program provides on-demand, free access to counselors, clinicians, and assistance with personal financial and legal matters; and flexible work arrangements help employees balance their professional and personal commitments. Various types of leave programs help ensure that employees can care for themselves and those close to them, and family planning benefits are offered in various markets such as gender inclusive parental leave policies, adoption assistance, insurance coverage for fertility services, and support for childcare services.

Wolter Kluwer employees are encouraged to support programs that positively impact the communities where its employees live and work, reflected in the company’s Global Volunteer Day Off Program and Global Sustainability Awards. Two employee-led global inclusion networks, and countless other initiatives across the company—from innovation tournaments to its Green is Green network—are made up of employees who are passionate about sustainability, offering regular opportunities to grow.

While the company doesn’t currently have a global internship program, various positions exist at any given time. Wolters Kluwer invites every employee to “Be the Difference,” bringing their unique experiences and skills to make an impact with customers, colleagues, communities, and society.

What makes your company stand out?

Wolters Kluwer was established in 1836 as a publishing house but has since transformed into an information services provider offering cutting-edge technologies and expert solutions to help its customers dealing with a range of operational, risk management and regulatory compliance challenges. Its transformation presents significant opportunities for employees in terms of career development, global collaboration, and knowledge-sharing. The company continues to invest in transformative innovation, having reinvested 11% of its 2022 revenues into product development and innovation. Differentiators? The company thrives on change and helps guide its customers through their own transitions to more automated, digital tools, including solutions for secured finance applications. Wolters Kluwer firmly believes in and continues to invest in technology to help make a difference for its customers and for their customers.

What would you say are the best things about the industry you work in? What are the challenges?

The secured finance industry plays a key role in helping ordinary people gain access to credit and, in the process, to help secure a sound financial future for themselves and their families.  Managing the constant firehose of regulatory changes that secured lenders face in today’s increasingly complex world poses one of the most significant challenges to lenders across all asset sizes and institution types, as shown in Wolters Kluwer’s most recent Regulatory & Risk Management Indicator survey. Additionally, regulators are showing increased scrutiny and oversight of third-party players in financial services. That’s where an established but innovative company like Wolters Kluwer is helping transform processes and mitigate risks for its clients.

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