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Researcher - Quantitative Finance



About Bruin

Bruin is a specialist recruitment consultancy and is part of The FISER Group. We assist financial and professional services professionals to secure positions with some of the most prestigious organisations in the UK, and identify the most talented individuals in the market with the skills and experience to join our clients.


Our Quantitative Finance desk help our client base, which includes some of the top investment banks, asset managers and hedge funds in the world, to find Quant candidates to work across their revenue generation, analytics and development functions. Our clients value our boutique approach and in-depth industry knowledge. Bruin’s Directors have decades of experience and have attracted a tight-knit team of former industry professionals from FTSE listed companies, to build a highly respected team of Consultants who are all experts in their field. We’re also one of the fastest growing recruitment businesses in the UK, with serious ambitions for the future.


We have been recognised by various awards including Times Best Companies, as well as industry awards for our expertise in financial services and for championing diversity, including Recruiter of the Year and the Deloitte Award for Diversity at a national level. Our values are Passion, Honesty, Trust and Integrity which is reflected in our reputation with our clients, candidates and peers.


About you

We’d like Bruin to be where you build your career. We have a structured in-house training and mentoring programme where you’ll learn directly from experienced Managers and Directors, alongside your peers. This is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the financial services industry and develop your skills in market research, headhunting and sophisticated sales techniques.


We don’t expect you to have previous experience in financial services, sales or business development; it’s our job to teach you everything you need to know about our industry. What we are looking for is someone who is a team player. Someone who is entrepreneurial by nature and thrives in a lively, sociable, competitive environment. We guarantee that no two days will be the same, so you’ll also need to have great attention to detail and enjoy a challenge.


What we look for:

  • Good undergraduate degree or graduate calibre – Quantitative Finance candidates are in the main MSc and PhD level educated in STEM subjects, so you will be approaching and speaking to very academically gifted individuals

  • The ability to listen to people and ask questions (there are no silly questions!)

  • Information gathering and problem solving skills, especially recognising patterns and transferable skills in candidate profiles

  • Excellent proven written and verbal communication skills in English

  • A second language is advantageous, but not essential. Many of the candidates we interact with in this domain are multi-lingual, so knowing another language could be advantageous!

  • Ability to work in the UK

Responsibilities:

Supporting and working alongside our experienced consultants, this is a varied role with the opportunity to make it your own. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying potential candidates for jobs in Quantitative Finance

  • Market research using a variety of tools from social media to bespoke CRM systems

  • Providing support on client briefing calls and attending candidate interviews

  • Headhunting, using referrals from within our network and making direct approaches. Quantitative Finance researching places a heavy emphasis on engaging with passive talent in the market and building long-term relationships with prospective candidates.

  • Regular contact with candidates to understand their motivations, their personal strengths and job requirements

  • Creation and distribution of job advertisements using a range of online channels, including content on our website and via social media

  • Assisting with candidate interview preparation, diary maintenance and interview scheduling

  • Administrative support, such as preparing presentations, maintaining client documentation library and updating templates


If you would like to be part of our dynamic team, contact Tim Holbrough to discuss further.