Trends In Quant & Risk

  • A European banking major is said to continue plans of ramping up quant, credit risk and market risk roles despite the recent downsizing in other areas
  • Market Risk hiring is being seen in a global investment bank (Bengaluru), a Swiss Investment Bank (Mumbai) and an Australian multinational investment bank (Gurugram) , with small numbers recently seen by a leading European financial services group (Bengaluru)
  • Credit Risk roles are being seen in a Swiss Investment Bank (Mumbai, Pune), a Swiss multinational investment bank (Mumbai), a global banking firm (Mumbai), a British investment bank (Chennai)
  • A leading Big4 is planning to set up a team of 50-100 people in Quant for their US based clients in Mumbai, and hiring is currently in the initial stages
  • FRTB Market Risk roles are seen in a Swiss Investment Bank (Mumbai) and a British investment bank (Pune); Junior level hiring is being seen in model development and stress testing. Overall FRTB is again finding favor among banks after some slowdown late last year.
  • Public sources indicate that Fixed Income Divisions of banks will see the next level of quant penetration as equities. This trend will follow in India as well
  • Many banks including a Europe/ Asia banking firm, a British investment bank and a leading UK bank are hiring quants for Brexit related roles
  • US banks may hire on SSFA and IFRS9-related roles
  • A US banking firm, A leading commercial bank and a leading operations management and analytics company are hiring through internal movements
  • Please note that Bank/Organization names have been withheld in these summaries, For a detailed version of this report and pricing, please contact bd-central@symphonihr.com

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