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Luxembourg, Belgium Strategy, M&A
Associate
1 years experience
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Analysis
  • Due Diligence
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Arras, France Strategy, Private Equity
Analyst
2 years experience
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • +20
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Frankfurt, Germany Strategy, M&A
Senior
10 years experience
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +8
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Miami, FL, USA Strategy
Associate
5 years experience
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • +18
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates Strategy, Investment Management
Analyst
15 years experience
  • Financial Engineering
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Analysis
  • Competitive Analaysis
  • +14
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Munich, Germany M&A
Associate
4 years experience
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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New York, NY, USA Strategy, M&A
Associate
2 years experience
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +8
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Irvine, CA, USA Strategy, FinTech
Senior
15 years experience
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • +26
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Fintalent's financial engineering consultants employ numerical methods to predict future market movements using historical data or computer simulations to create portfolios that generate higher returns than simply holding individual stocks without risk management.

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Financial Engineering Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Financial Engineering talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Financial Engineering professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Financial Engineering talent and are able to provide clients with Financial Engineering professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Financial Engineering professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Financial Engineering consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Financial Engineering consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Financial Engineering talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Financial Engineering talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Financial Engineering consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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Everything you need to know about Financial Engineering

What is Financial Engineering?

Financial engineering is the vernacular term for a group of capital management strategies that, as it is currently practiced, is dominated by financial institutions and financial engineers. It can encompass any form of investment strategy including cost-benefit analysis, market timing of investments, risk management using derivatives and hedging instruments, market studies on asset allocation and trading policies.

Financial engineering is a lot more than just crunching numbers or analyzing data. That’s because engineers and experts in the field take on the task of transforming and constructing a corporation’s financial statements into tools that can be used to improve a company’s performance. They work with management to analyze every aspect of the business, from its growth prospects, to its organization structure and financial system design.

As we all know, many industries are facing a long-term shift away from fundamental data processing to more diverse and creative ways of interacting with customers. To address this market need, financial engineers look at how their clients use data to shape their interactions with customers. The goal is to better understand how they can use data and analytics to improve their performance.

Financial engineers often use statistical and mathematical models to create visualizations that people can understand. They make use of software such as SAS, QuantLib or Matlab to conduct data analysis across multiple sources. And they work with clients to develop their own custom financial modeling tools using computers. This can be complex work; financial engineers must know how to program in at least two languages like C++ or Java as well as two more used in the financial industry, such as Python and COBOL.

Like management consultants, Fintalent’s financial engineering consultants work on a contract basis for a particular project or for a series of projects related to a client’s business. In other words, financial engineers are hired by the hour or by the project and don’t receive long-term positions with their clients.

Financial engineers will often start out in data manipulation jobs and they can eventually move up to project management roles. Because financial engineering is an emerging field, there aren’t many places where you can find positions that are guaranteed as such. Instead, you must apply for a financial engineering job or look for opportunities to work on short-term contracts.

Financial engineers should be able to identify complex business problems, using advanced math and computer skills. They must also be good at gathering and processing data for analysis. Financial engineers must be comfortable with computer programming, since many of the financial modeling products they design run on a software platform that’s built from code. And they should have an appreciation for the business world and an interest in the operational side of a company.

Financial engineering is often confused with finance engineering—that is the process of transforming and refining an existing corporation’s financial statements into tools that can be used to improve company performance. But there are actually many different definitions of financial engineering and they differ based on the goals and intentions of those who use them.

A financial engineer or quant (from quantitative analyst) is a professional who applies mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, computer programming and especially computational mathematics to areas of finance such as investments, portfolio management, asset pricing and risk management.

Financial engineering is a relatively new discipline that combines mathematical, statistical and computational methods with business knowledge. Financial engineers work for banks, investment firms, insurance companies, brokerages and consultants who provide financial analysis and advice to help their clients manage their assets and plans more effectively.

Financial engineering can be applied in many different fields within finance. The work can vary depending on the type of client you’re working with, the scope of your job duties and your location. There are also different types of financial engineers; they take on roles like data scientist, quant or manager. Financial engineers you might want to know more about include:

Like any position that requires specialized skillsets, becoming a financial engineer requires years of experience and training which is why Fintalent offers a rich pool of financial engineering consultants available for hire.

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Tiara Letourneau
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Dr. Steffen Blase
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions of Volkswagen AG

As a founder CEO, I’ve been evaluating our exit readiness and other options. Fintalent.io provided me with an expert who helped me to understand the value of our business. He took a closer look at our internal KPI and structures, to make sure we’re set up in the most professional way possible.

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Bernd Bube
Founder & CEO, Advendio