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  • Key Insights & Takeaways from QuantMinds 2023

    3 months ago

    ​​Selby Jennings' talent acquisition experts from Europe, the USA, and Asia attended QuantMinds 2023 in London in November - the world's leading quant finance event. Alex Morris, Vice President - Quantitative Analytics at Selby Jennings Europe, shares his key takeaways from the event, including current and future market trends and their impacts on hiring.What trends have you...

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  • Quantitative Analytics Salary Guide Europe 2023

    5 months ago

    ​In Europe’s financial services sector, there’s a consistent demand for professionals in Quantitative Analytics, Research & Trading. Requirements for professionals across front and back office, covering the entire lifecycle from coding and validation to derivative pricing and automating functions, is astronomically high.Having guidance on salary and industry trends is crucia...

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  • The Great Return: From Crypto Back to Traditional Finance

    6 months ago

    In recent years, the financial world has been rocked by the meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies. A lot of talented quants and traders, attracted to crypto's volatile prices and potentially massive returns, shifted their attention away from traditional markets and dove headfirst into crypto native funds. However, the tides seem to be shifting once again, and there's a noticeabl...

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  • The Real Alpha: Unleashing Talent in Quantitative Finance Hiring

    7 months ago

    ​Demand for Quantitative Analytics, Research & Trading professionals is always increasing in the financial services industry. It can be a challenge for hiring managers without the right talent partner to attract and retain the best Quants, meaning having guidance on salary and industry trends is crucial in getting the right workforce in place for the years ahead.Similarly, p...

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  • Expanding Quants Talent in the UK

    9 months ago

    The United Kingdom's status as a global financial hub relies on its ability to attract and develop top talent in the field of Quantitative Finance, commonly known as Quants. As the financial industry becomes increasingly data-driven and technology-centric, the demand for skilled Quants professionals continues to rise. Expanding the Quants talent pool in the UK is not only cr...

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  • How the AVP of Selby Jennings supports diversity in Quants

    11 months ago

    Konza Akhtar has seen many countries in her life. She was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hong Kong, then pursued her master’s degree in psychology in the UK. It was in London that she realized she loved working with people and joined Phaidon International as one of the first post-Covid hires. At Selby Jennings, Konza found a surprising use for her psychology degree in talen...

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  • The Future of Quants

    about 1 year ago

    ​​Interested in how to attract, retain and promote quantitative talent? Or keen to find out as a Quants professional whether your pay matches your peers?Quantitative expertise in financial services is a highly sought-after skill, and there is no doubt that the job markets for Quants is going from strength to strength.Naturally, many professionals are curious about whether th...

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  • Quants Global Market Report 2021

    over 2 years ago

    ​With an extremely active hiring market and an increase in demand for specialist talent, our Quants Recruitment team has produced a Global Market Report 2021 to share key insights and trends from across the industry.​This market report discusses insights on:• Execution strat’s and High-Frequency Trading• The continued growth of Systematic Fixed Income Trading• How Quant firm...

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  • What Should We Be Teaching the Next Generation of Quants?

    over 4 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​​Oliver Cooke, Managing Director of North America, has been invited to QuantMinds Americas to moderate the much-anticipated panel, “What should we be teaching the next generation of quants?” The panel will discuss the future of quant talent and skills, as well as exploring how quant modeling compares across different sectors. Looking ahead to the event, Cooke shares some ke...

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  • The Growth of Quants in Investment Banks

    over 7 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Picture an investment bank drawn in a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ style. You’ve got traders, finance, the legal team and management; human resources and an IT team hammering away at their keyboards. Where would you expect to find quantitative analysts (quants)?Ten years ago, quants would have been tucked away on trading desks, inputting data into Excel spreadsheets and working through...

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