NCB was founded in 1981 by Dermot Desmond, the successful Irish entrepreneur who was responsible for the creation of Ireland’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) which now employs over 15,000 people. The Group initially focused on money markets where it quickly built up a strong franchise and a significant market share.Dillon and Waldron
In 1984, NCB acquired Dillon and Waldron, a small private client stockbroking firm. Leveraging off Dillon and Waldron's Stock Exchange License, NCB established an institutional bond business and quickly followed that initiative with the rollout of an institutional equity division. A separate corporate finance unit was subsequently established.Ulster Bank, NatWest and RBS
In 1994, NCB was acquired by Ulster Bank. At the time of the acquisition, Ulster Bank was owned by NatWest which was acquired by RBS in 2000.MBO
In 2003, Group CEO, Conor O'Kelly led a management and employee buy-out of the firm. Leveraging its deep knowledge of the Irish securities markets and a growing international presence, NCB enjoyed considerable success in subsequent years. Its Wealth Management business evolved to become the premier HNW franchise in Ireland and a formidable asset manager and investment adviser. NCB's highly regarded Corporate Finance team became the advisor of choice on many of the leading M&A transactions executed over the period. In 2012, Management agreed the sale of NCB to Investec plc in a deal designed to create the leading specialist banking and asset manager in Ireland.Investec
In June 2012 Investec completed the acquisition of the NCB Group. Investec is a large specialist banking and asset management group which is quoted on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchange and has a market capitalisation of over £3.4BN
Training, Developments & Benefits
People are our greatest asset. We greatly value and respect all our employees who we encourage to adopt a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit. The success of NCB is very closely related to the quality and performance of its employees; for this reason we see it as essential that employees are rewarded with an excellent benefits package, including fully supported training and development programmes, first rate pension scheme and full health insurance cover.
NCB encourages all employees to actively pursue the development of new skills, enhance their existing capabilities and broaden their knowledge and expertise. There are also occasional opportunities to move between the firm's divisions. Paid study leave and financial support are provided for all employees who pursue job-related further training and development.
NCB is always interested in excellent candidates. Opportunities arise across all our areas of business.
A list of our current career opportunities can be viewed at:
If none of our current opportunities match your particular skill set and you would like to apply to NCB, please forward your CV and brief cover letter, stating your area of interest, in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can post
your application to:
Director - Human Resources,
3 Georges Dock,
The NCB graduate programme is currently closed.