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.
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. Our services focus on all aspects of the use of models: data, model development, validation, policy and strategy.
In recent years we have been able to build up an impressive customer base. We work for all major Dutch financial institutions. In addition, we are continuously expanding our services.
We are a team of 40 ambitious individuals, almost all of whom have a quantitative background in econometrics, mathematics and physics. Mutual social contacts and an informal working atmosphere with a lot of individual freedom are important to us. You quickly become part of our close-knit team.
Your day @ RiskQuest
Start of the day
08:30 - 09:30After 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 - 10:00Time 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.
10:00 - 12:30Time 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.
12:30 - 13:00Because 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.
13:00 - 14:00In 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 - 17:00I 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 - 17:30When 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.
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.
Our application procedure
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.