London, UK — (SBWIRE) — 10/05/2021 — Cryptocurrency may not initially have made a big impact in terms of attracting investors but this market has continued to expand and become a much more credible option. Now that digital assets are much better established, bitcoin etc represent a far more attractive choice. This has resulted in a whole host of quants and systematic traders migrating to cryptocurrencies and created many more options for those who are looking to pursue quant careers in the UK. What has been especially interesting is that many of the challenges that have arisen around cryptocurrency in a trading context actually make this a more appealing field for quants. For example, discretionary traders who are reliant on fundamental insights may struggle with this aspect of crypto but this exact challenge can actually commend the field to quants. Currently, these markets are well suited to quants – and serve them well – but the question is how long that is likely to continue as cryptocurrency markets evolve.

Selby Jennings was established in 2004 and has provided specialist support to talented people building quant careers in the UK. The firm’s expertise includes not just quants but also many other key areas of banking and financial services, including private wealth management, corporate and investment banking, risk management, financial technology, investment management and sales and trading. Permanent, contract and multi-hire solutions allow the firm to create options for organisations across the banking and financial services sector and support individuals keen to take a career-defining next step. Expertise in quant careers in the UK is combined with a deep experience of recruitment to this vital sector and re-imagining the hiring process to provide peace of mind to all those involved that the experience is in safe hands. The firm focuses on key connections, including with individuals at organisations across the industry, and in terms of building up a database of more than a million mid-to-senior professionals.

Quant careers in the UK are an area of strength for Selby Jennings, particularly as the firm’s reach extends to all major tech hubs nationwide, including London, Birmingham and Manchester. The firm is also the recruitment partner of choice to hundreds of world-leading companies as part of the Phaidon International group, which operates across 6 countries. Internal strength and resilience is a critical part of Selby Jennings’ success, which is why the firm continuously invests in ongoing training for all staff, as well as providing best-in-class technology and strategies to work from. This has meant that, even during the challenging times of the past year, the firm has been able to continue to provide specialist, agile support. There are currently many roles available via Selby Jennings, including Senior Model Risk Specialist, Product Manager [Business Intelligence Solutions] and Gas Analyst.

“Like for many sectors, 2020 marked a defining moment for recruitment. Challenged by uncertainty, but unwavering in our commitment to our clients, we have endured through 2021 with a sense of duty to clients and candidates”, commented Matt Nicholson, Managing Director at Selby Jennings Europe. He went on to say, “as we reflect on the challenges of virtually securing and retaining talent, we’re inspired by a team who have demonstrated a remarkable ability to adapt and continue to help all our clients secure top talent on a global scale.”

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Selby Jennings knows that building the right team isn’t easy. However, with the support of the right hiring partner, access to key networks and contacts, it’s possible to reimagine the process of recruitment to make it more positive, satisfying and productive.