As a modeller, you support corporate decision-making by developing and maintaining quantitative models. A quantitative modeller is expected to have a multitude of skills including advanced knowledge of mathematics, finance, statistical modelling, data mining, and the ability to create computer programs using your favourite languages such as Python of R. In addition to a challenging position as a Quant Modeller, the Young Talent Program also offers you a personalised program in which you learn both the technical and soft-skills required to develop yourself into that authentic high-end professional.
Together with a team of talented (and the best) colleagues, you will develop the next generation of models. You can work with risk, pricing or other models. We also have opportunities within actuarial departments. These models not only need to adhere to regulatory standards but will also strongly contribute to the survival of the organisation. You perform data analyses to find logical connections with the help of (yes, your favourites) SAS, Matlab, R, and/or Python, and prepare data requirements for the development of the models. Your day-to-day responsibilities include:
We are looking for graduates with different quantitative backgrounds, experiences, and passions. Does this sound like you? We will specify some things:
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