RiskQuest is a consulting firm specializing in developing state-of-the art models and solutions for managing financial risks, preventing money laundering and terrorist financing, and making data-driven decisions to realize a sustainable strategy.
Since we were founded in 2008, we have been able to build and maintain an impressive customer base and work for all major Dutch financial institutions, including the Dutch central bank. Our services focus on all aspects of the use of models: data, model development, model validation, policy and strategy. Apart from working for major Dutch financial institutions, we also build our own “in-house” models to service our clients. The type of model used depends on the assignment. For anti-money laundering we build state-of-the-art machine learning models, whilst for credit risk more traditional statistical models are employed.
A complex financial world demands robust risk management – and equally robust models are the key to success. Our models help create a better understanding of the underlying factors that drive intricate relationships, bring transparency, lower costs and provide a guide for taking the right decisions.
Yet while models form the core of our services, we perceive them as a means rather than an end. Statistics are no substitute for judgment – the decision makers must understand what a model can and cannot do. Therefore, we co-create with our clients, tailor a crucial and unique level of oversight and align the models with their strategies.
The growing team consists of 60 exceptional quants with backgrounds in mathematics, data science, physics, and econometrics, combined with a strong commercial sense and the ability to explain complex matters to management, development, and academic audiences.
Working for us.
Our beautiful office is located at the Herengracht in Amsterdam. RiskQuest has been growing steadily over the past years and is always looking for more talent. The working culture is open and informal, we value entrepreneurship, and always thrive for the highest quality. There is an intense social life with daily chess matches, ping-pong competitions, after-work drinks, and regular trips. This will make you feel at home quickly.