Demand for Senior Analysts with strong front office experience and knowledge of regulations such as MiFID II is currently high. To progress within investment banks and leading financial institutions, it's essential to have the gravitas and influencing skills to work with senior stakeholders as well as advanced analytical capabilities.
Our vertical specialists are actively placing Business and Systems Analysts experienced in areas such as fixed income, FX, equities, credit risk, market risk, regulations and trading -- with permanent and contract opportunities both available.
Business / Systems Analysis
I’ve been with Caspian One for the past eight years. In that time I’ve grown our global engagement capabilities (across three continents) within Vendor specific technologies (kdb+, ION etc…) whilst also working with other niche skillsets and business areas. Also, I have spear headed our client expansion. This has subsequently meant I have been the highest billings and sales consultant year on year since 2014. I believe my successes relates to the level of passion, intensity, drive and motivation I express. Much of this I learnt early in my career, through working in sales, with likeminded colleagues, and studying Marketing and Finance at University. However more importantly, it’s my ability to create real relationships with everyone I work with (client, candidate, colleague) that I credit highest. I’m now the Co-Head of UK FinTech at Caspian One, and in this role I lead our business development and client engagement activities. I also have the fantastic opportunity to share my experiences with my team, and see them craft rewarding careers.
Since joining Caspian One in February 2014 I've learned a great deal about providing 360 recruitment within the UK FinTech market; and have developed strong relationships in a highly competitive industry. To achieve this and succeed as a recruiter I feel it's important to understand the real needs of candidates and provide them with a genuine approach. If I don't think the role is a relevant fit, I will tell them straight - as I can then help them to find their 'right' role. I believe the amount we care for clients and candidates sets us apart from alternative recruiters - seeing candidates as people, not CV's - and building relationships that last.
When it comes to recruitment, my approach is entirely people first. I operate equal-standing relationships with my entire network, built upon my expectations of contacts, to be honest, direct and open - coupled with me meeting their demands; providing transparent, flexible and thorough support with a high-level attention to detail. I was brought on to expand the reach in Infrastructure and Support with a particular focus on trading platform vendor SME’s. However, from the successful progression of that market, I’ve also been tasked to head up Caspian One’s developing Cloud presence - recruiting architects within the Cloud space with skill sets not just solely technical but also including evangelists to offer a wide range of truly talented individuals.
A scientist by education, I graduated with a degree in biology and originally went into industry as a scientist. However, realising I didn’t want to spend my days in a laboratory, I decided to move into recruitment where I could continue to help people in a different way and different environment. I enjoy the challenge of helping people make important decisions and progress their careers.
I believe in pushing boundaries, exploring what scares me and challenging myself. I don’t think we should ever stop growing. Having previously worked in HR, the foundation of my career has been built on hard work, resilience, self-development, and drive. However, people have always been my focus. I believe that the most important part of what I do is understanding what people need, whether that’s candidates, clients or my own team. I enjoy helping other people become successful, and I see my role in recruitment playing a key part in that. Our careers massively impact our quality of life, by doing my job right I believe I can help people in a huge way.