Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

Banks compete for scarce big data talent

21/08/2014 by

W1siziisijiwmtqvmtavmjgvmtuvmtgvntgvmjuyl2zpbguixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijywmhg0mdbcdtawm2uixv0

Investment banks are getting wise to big data – but a demand for staff to help sift through the large volumes of information in financial markets is vastly outstripping supply.

Banks compete for scarce big data talent
Goldman Sachs, the Royal Bank of Canada, Societe Generale and Barclays are among the banks advertising big data jobs in London, while the Bank of England is also on the lookout for a data scientist to work in a new analytics division, according to its website.

Damian Sutcliffe, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa technology at Goldman Sachs, said: “People have become more aware of the value of data and the insights that can be gained from it.”

Big data strategies involve managing and processing the high volumes of complex data that banks collect and store, to make more data-led decisions across business functions including trading analytics, compliance and client management.
Sutcliffe says “data scientists are key to achieving this”.

Credit Suisse is implementing a big data solution for trade surveillance, according to a job advertisement on LinkedIn. The bank will use new software to process data feeds from as many as 80 systems, the advertisement says.

A study published last week by Thomson Reuters, which was carried out by research firm Aite Group, found that while many capital markets firms are still new to big data’s potential, data-related functions have increased in importance.

However, banks are coming up against a shortage of the required skills. The most common problem for capital markets firms on big data projects was that they lacked technical knowledge, according to the Thomson Reuters survey.

Carmine Gioia, a visiting associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was recruited by Saxo Bank in December to lead its data strategy, said: “You need a team of people that span mathematics, computer science, engineering, statistics and psychology.”

Sutcliffe at Goldman Sachs said: “Probably the biggest challenge is that many of the best and brightest data scientists don’t think about a career in the financial industry – instead they assume the most interesting data science problems are either in academic research, defence industry-national security, or technology companies.”

This article has been extracted from http://www.efinancialnews.com, please click on this link to read the article in full
http://www.efinancialnews.com/story/2014-08-20/banks-compete-for-scarce-big-data-talent?ea9c8a2de0ee111045601ab04d673622

Montash is a multi-award winning, global technology recruitment firm. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments which cover a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP, BI & Data, Information Security, IT Architecture & Strategy, Energy Technologies, Demand IT and Business Engagement, Digital and E-commerce, Infrastructure and Service Delivery, Project and Programme Delivery.

With offices based in London, Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid-management in permanent and contract roles.

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdkvmtgvmtavmtivndyvodeyl1dvbwvuigluihrly2ggkdiplmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzgwedewmcmixv0

Tech is for girls... and always has been!

2017-09-18 10:00:00 +0100

Today, it's hard to deny that the IT and tech industry is a male-dominated field. Women earn only 28%[1] of computer science degrees, while the quit rate for women in the high tech industry is 41%[2], twice as high as it is for men. These two statistics would suggest that perhaps women aren't just discouraged from entering the tech field, but may find it a challenging environment to work in both in terms of treatment and pay. Facebook chief operating of...

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdkvmdgvmtevmtuvmzqvmtgwl0hpcmluzybnaxn0ywtlcy5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijm4mhgxmdajil1d

Common Hiring Mistakes for SAP Consultants

2017-09-08 12:00:00 +0100

Choosing the wrong consultant can lead a project down a ruinous path. Deadlines get missed, quality of work decreases and money is wasted. When you're putting together a new SAP project, getting the right talent is paramount. We discussed hiring mistakes with our Senior Business Manager, Adam Blaney and asked him the question of how to minimise risk in hiring SAP Consultants. “Hiring any form of technology based consultant is difficult. The hardest part...