Quantitative Consultant

  • General
  • Amsterdam/Remote
  • Full-time
  • Immediately

How you
describe yourself

  • Master’s degree in econometrics, actuarial sciences, mathematics, physics or related studies
  • knowledge and interest in programming and analyzing large amounts of data using Matlab, SAS, R and Python
  • Knowledge of financial risk management and valuation of financial instruments/products (options, swaps, derivatives) is an advantage
  • Be passionate about delivering tailor-made solutions
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in Dutch and English

What we

  • Challenging projects: you are in the lead to deliver success on great risk management projects
  • A horizontal organization where the lines are short and you can shape the strategy of the organization
  • Ample room and budget for personal development
  • A fantastic working location in the heart of Amsterdam
  • A great team of 40 smart, inspiring and sociable colleagues
  • Above market primary and secondary employment conditions

Next level in Risk Management?

As a Quantitative Consultant you develop the best risk models for leading financial institutions in the Netherlands. With us you have a lot of contact with customers of these financial institutions. In a short time you not only get to know many different financial models, you also develop them. These models help financial institutions to gain insight into their risk profile and into their customers.

You will be directly responsible and you will work together with your RiskQuest colleagues on projects at banks, insurers and pension funds. In addition to good compensation, we offer flexible working hours and a lot of substantive challenge.

Your homebase at RiskQuest
You will be welcomed to our international RiskQuest team of ambitious and fun colleagues who value continuous growth and a healthy company culture. In addition to good compensation, we offer flexible working hours and a lot of substantive challenge to give you the growth opportunities and future you want. Do you want to take some time off at one point and have a sabbatical? We understand and support you.

Our company culture

We are a consultancy specialized in (risk) models for the financial sector. In an increasingly complex world, there is also an increasing need to manage risks. Models are an important instrument in this regard and utilizing them is our core business. Our services focus on all aspects of the use of models: data, model development, validation, policy and strategy.

Since we were founded in 2008, we have been able to build and maintain an impressive customer base. We work for all major Dutch financial institutions. In addition, we are continuously expanding our services to other industries as well.

We are a close-knit team of 60 ambitious individuals, almost all of whom have a quantitative background in econometrics, mathematics and physics. We value an informal and flat working environment with a lot of freedom and opportunity to develop.

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Your day @ RiskQuest

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  • Start of the day
    08:30  -  09:30
    After a beautiful bike ride through the city of Amsterdam to our office at the Herengracht. I start the day with a cup of coffee, having a chat with colleagues and checking my e-mail.
  • Meeting: Day Start
    09:30  -  10:00
    Time for the first meeting of the day, the day start. During this meeting we discuss the tasks that every team member is working on, together with general updates regarding the project. The project that we are working on is the development of a Loss-Given-Default (LGD) model for non-retail clients.
  • Coding
    10:00  -  12:30
    Time to do the real work and start working on the code for the LGD model, in specific the calculation of the observed LGD. During this project I mainly use the programming languages SQL and Python.
  • Lunch
    12:30  -  13:00
    Because we are located in the centre of Amsterdam there are numerous options to score a good lunch. Today I pick an option from our own ‘RiskQuest menu’, which is a list of the best places in the neighbourhood.
  • Technical meeting
    13:00  -  14:00
    In the afternoon I have a more technical meeting with different stakeholders to discuss updates on a important risk driver that we as modellers require for the LGD model.
  • Development of the model
    14:00  -  17:00
    I use the rest of the afternoon to further develop the LGD model in close collaboration with my colleagues, including coding and a methodological whiteboard session.
  • Game of Ping Pong
    17:00  -  17:30
    When I am at the office at the Herengracht I always like to play a game of ping pong in our backyard. After losing against Emma, it is time to go home after a fun day… despite the loss.
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The colleagues of Risk

The opportunities for development are pretty much infinite. It mainly depends on yourself, showing that you want to develop and having the will to actually do so. This aspect, combined with a really nice and informal atmosphere definitely makes RiskQuest stand out.

Johannes Lont
Manager – Financial Crime & Data Analytics

Our application procedure

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The recruitment team screens your application on the basis of a CV, motivation letter and list of grades. Do we look like a good match on paper? Then the recruitment team will contact you within 2 days.
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Introductory meeting
Match? Then we would like to welcome you to the office. We would love to get to know you through an introductory meeting
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Second interview
If the introductory meeting was a success, we would like to plan a second interview with two of our consultants. You will be given a case interview if deemed necessary in the introductory meeting.
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Third interview
If the second interview with the consultants was a success, we would like to plan a third interview with senior people within the organization.
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If all interviews were succesful, we will present you with an offer!
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RiskQuest strives to provide feedback within 2 working days

The RiskQuest Recruitment team (Recruiter, Consultant and Partner) will review your resume, grade lists and cover letter.

Our company's main language is English.

We support learning and development for all RiskQuesters. Together with your coach you will map out your learning needs.

Diederik careers

Do you have a question?

Feel free to contact Diederik, Recruiter at RiskQuest.
06 - 20 04 34 19 recruitment@riskquest.com

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