June 3, 2015 – Executive search firm Seeking Alpha Search International has launched to provide search and recruitment services for quantitative risk professionals. The firm is led managing director Lin Watson, a seasoned professional in banking and finance. Ms. Watson previously served as practice lead of banking & financial services for the Eastern U.S. at Johnson Search Group (JSG).
“Ms. Watson has a proven track record in the financial services industry and in quantitative recruitment,” said John McDonald, president of MRINetwork, of which Seeking Alpha is an affiliate. “Her extensive experience and critical eye for talent ensure that she will be a great asset both to our organization and to her clients and candidates.”
Seeking Alpha serves some of the largest banks and financial institutions across the U.S. and Canada, helping them ramp up their model development and model validations quant teams. Ms. Watson and her team fill positions ranging from C-level, executive director and EVPs to SVPs, VPs, managers and analysts.
“As regulations in banking have become increasingly complex, demand has grown steadily for people who not only understand the complex mathematical models that measure the largest bank’s risk and capital requirements, but who are able to enhance them to assist management in identifying and reducing risk,” said Ms. Watson. “These people, known as ‘quants,’ are highly sought after in a very competitive market.”
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media