Press Releases May 18, 2015

Seeking Alpha Search International Focuses on Risk and Quant Recruitment

Seeking Alpha Search International Focuses on Risk and Quant Recruitment

(Birmingham, AL) – Risk management for the financial sector is increasingly becoming a more multifaceted and convoluted sector to navigate, requiring ‘quant’ professionals who have the mathematical and analytical expertise to meet the ever changing regulatory requirements facing the banking sector. Concentrating on this highly specialized area within the financial services arena, Seeking Alpha Search International recently launched to provide search and recruitment services for quantitative risk professionals. The new firm is led by Owner and Managing Director Lin Watson, a seasoned professional in banking and finance. Seeking Alpha Search International is an affiliate of MRINetwork®, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world.

“Ms. Watson has a proven track record in the financial services industry and quantitative recruitment,” says John McDonald, president of MRINetwork. “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.”

“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,” says Watson. “These people, known as ‘quants’ are highly sought after in a very competitive market.”

Prior to opening Seeking Alpha Search International, Watson served as Practice Lead of Banking & Financial Services for the Eastern United States at Johnson Search Group (JSG), as well as, team lead and mentor to their junior recruiters. Earlier in her career, she rose from Industrial Sales Representative to National Head of Corporate Marketing at Motion Industries, Inc.

 Seeking Alpha Search International serves some of the largest banks and financial institutions across the US and Canada, helping them ramp up their model development and model validations quant teams. Watson and her team fill positions ranging from C-level, Executive Director and EVPs to SVPs, VPs, managers and analysts for both permanent placement and contract for project solutions.

“The growing demand for quants is driven by multiple trends, including the rapid growth of regulations surrounding CCAR and DFAST stress testing,” observes Watson. “This work is very challenging requiring a Master’s or PhD in a quantitative discipline, experience building or validating quantitative models and a deep understanding of banking and economics. We expect to see continuing growth in the sector for many years.”

To learn more about Seeking Alpha Search International, contact Managing Director Lin Watson at 205.602.4888 or lwatson@seekingalpha.global.

 

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About Seeking Alpha Search International

An affiliate of MRINetwork, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world with approximately 600 offices in over 40 countries, Seeking Alpha Search International specializes in finding and placing highly qualified individuals in the banking and financial services arena, with a particular concentration on risk, compliance and quantitative recruitment. The firm fills positions ranging from C-level and Executive Director to EVPs, SVPs, VPs, managers and analysts for both permanent placement and contract or project solutions. For more information, visit www.seekingalpha.global.

 

About MRINetwork®:
Management Recruiters International, Inc., branded as MRINetwork®, is one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world. A subsidiary of CDI Corp. (NYSE:CDI), and is a global provider of engineering & information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing. Visit MRINetwork at www.mrinetwork.com