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London, UK Strategy, M&A
9 years experience
  • Project Engineering
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
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Vienna, Austria M&A, Private Equity
6 years experience
  • Project Engineering
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +7
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Nyon, Switzerland Strategy, M&A
20 years experience
  • Project Engineering
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Due Diligence
  • +18
Hire Patrice
Cairo, Egypt FinTech
10 years experience
  • Project Engineering
  • M&A
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • +2
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Beirut, Libanon Private Equity
4 years experience
  • Project Engineering
  • Due Diligence
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Barcelona, Spain M&A, Private Equity
1 years experience
  • Project Engineering
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Valuation
  • +4
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Greater Paris Metropolitan Region Strategy, M&A
2 years experience
  • Project Engineering
  • Financial Modeling
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • +1
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Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Strategy, M&A
17 years experience
  • Project Engineering
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Project 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 Project 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 Project Engineering professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Project Engineering talent and are able to provide clients with Project 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 Project Engineering professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Project 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 Project Engineering consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Project 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 Project 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 Project 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 Project Engineering

What is Project Engineering?

Project engineering is a process of planning and organizing projects in order for them to succeed. In the investment field, this application of project engineering can be applied by understanding the risks involved with individual investments as well as allocating capital across differing investing strategies. These strategies are known as beta bets which are less risky than alpha bets which require more active management from the investor.

Project engineering is a method of organizing and planning projects that require teams to achieve specific goals and reach their end-goals. The purpose of project engineering is to optimize and reach the end-goal of the project while managing resources efficiently. It is a known fact that resources will be limited so the goal of project engineering is to manage resources effectively so that they lead to the best possible outcome for the project. There are many components involved with project engineering such as: Project concept, timeline, plan, budgeting, risk management, quality control, communication methods and stakeholder management. Also, project engineering requires a set of skills from its team members to achieve the best possible outcome. The skills involved are: Critical thinking, financial analysis, communication skills and learning management to name a few.

Key Element in Project Engineering

When applying project engineering to investments one should understand that time is a key factor when it comes to achieving an investment goal. In the investment market, time tends to be a limiting factor in achieving end-goals because investors tend to move slower than other markets such as the stock market. Each investor should have an idea of how much time they want or need for their investments before applying project engineering. For example, if one wants to mass amount of capital in the stock market in a short period of time, it may be wiser to invest in mutual funds or index funds or one may want to apply project engineering for individual stocks. The individual stock method requires project engineering because an investor would need to buy a small number of stocks and hold them for a long period of time until the investment goal is achieved. In contrast, investing in mutual funds or index funds is quicker because there is not as much active management required from the investor. In the case of mutual funds and index funds, one would have to find a company that they want to invest in and purchase a fund from the company. The company will manage the fund for you so all you have to do is maintain a steady amount of investment into that fund. This method can be applied to either individual stocks or multiple stocks as long as the investor wants a quicker rate of return on their investments.

When it comes to investing, there are two types of bets: beta bets and alpha bets. Beta bets are long-term investing strategies that require little supervision from the investor for them to succeed. These bets are typically referred to as high-risk bets because the investor has minimal time commitment. The main difference between alpha bets and beta bets is that alpha bets are short-term investments that require active management from the investor where as beta bets are long-term investments but can be very risky. For example, an individual stock bet can be considered a beta bet while mutual funds and index funds are all considered alpha bets. The main difference between alpha bets and beta bets is that the investor does not have to pay the same amount of attention to their investments in an alpha bet than they do in a beta bet. Alpha bets are higher risk than beta bets because the investor has to pay more attention at all times to ensure that they get the best return possible, whereas with beta bets the investor only has to pay attention when there is capital movement or if their investment moves because of company changes.

Investors may choose between investing in mutual funds and index funds if they want to apply project engineering for their investments. Mutual funds are typically lower risk investments where one purchases a fund from a bank or financial institution in order for them to invest in individual companies. For example, an investor may purchase a mutual fund which invests in Apple stocks. The investor does not have to pay attention to the individual stocks in the fund because the fund managers will do that for them. Index funds are also lower risk investments but they don’t involve buying shares of stock from companies like mutual funds do. An index fund is created when an investor purchases all stocks that are part of a specific index. For example, an investor may buy all stocks that are involved with the S&P 500 Index or invest in an ETF (exchange traded fund) that holds many different indexes such as the S&P 500 Index. In this case, the investor will not have to pay attention to each stock that is in their index because the fund managers will do most of the work for them.

Project engineering can be applied to various investing strategies such as individual stocks, mutual funds and index funds. Individual stocks are a higher risk investment strategy among many others because there is more active management from the investor whereas mutual funds and index funds only require the investor to maintain a steady investment into their chosen fund or ETF. Mutual funds and index funds are lower risk ventures because one does not pick individual stocks as they do with individual stocks as they do with them as they part of those indexes. Index funds are lower risk than mutual funds because their investment is not very risky since they don’t invest in individual stocks. The main difference between mutual funds and index funds is that the investor only has to maintain an investment into their chosen fund or ETF if they choose an index fund. The overall goal of project engineering is to ensure that all investments are progressing as planned so the investor will achieve their desired outcome for whatever method they choose. Fintalent, the hiring and collaboration platform for tier-1 Strategy and M&A professionals offers freelance consultants available for hire for organizations that require external expertise. Fintalent’s expert Project Managers will bring their experience and expertise to bear in helping organizations attain their corporate goals.

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