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Banking and Finance


Centum Recruitment supplies high calibre consultants with strong technical skills and business domain experience in areas such as Investment Banking, Fund Management, Private Banking and Wealth Management, Life and Pensions, Clearing and Settlement.  We have consultants on our books with experience in all the leading trade, risk, order and portfolio management solutions as well as other financial applications.  

You can be confident that Centum Recruitment only selects candidates who have the right mix of technical expertise and business knowledge for your projects. Our structured selection process maximises the likelihood of our consultants rapidly and effectively settling into your project teams in Front, Middle or Back Office environments. We have a strong pool of talent to draw from if you require IT resources in key areas such as C++, Java, .Net, UNIX and Oracle.

We can be a trusted partner who you can turn to when planning resources for projects. Our freelance consultants work well in team environments but if needed can also offer impartial advice which is not always possible for in-house staff or consultants representing large implementation partners or vendors on fixed price deals. Expert independent advice can sometimes be the difference between success and failure on projects.

As well as helping you plan the resources you may need on projects we can also react rapidly to emergency situations when you need specialist expertise at very short notice. We have a good track record in supplying difficult to find resources within a 24-48 hour time period.

We can supply resources to work on projects at any point in the IT project life cycle. Typical roles we might work on for clients in the Finance Sector include Business Analysts, Project Managers, Technical Architects, Developers, Testers, Database and Systems Administrators, Trainers and Support. Clients also demand in our candidates, specific knowledge and experience in areas such as Derivatives, Securities, Repo, Clearing, Settlement, Basel II, SOX, Risk Management.

Clients in the financial sector can be particularly demanding and any consultants we supply must be among the very best in the market. To meet this challenge we strive to continually be aware of technological developments and to stay in close contact with those candidates who have the required level of knowledge and experience.

Some of the specialist applications our consultants work with include:

  • Summit
  • Murex
  • Front Arena
  • Kondor +
  • Calypso
  • Olympic
  • Avaloq
  • Sophis

We have the resources to help you achieve success in your projects. Our candidates have the technical skills you need to develop niche financial applications, implement datawarehousing solutions or ensure successful systems integration. They will in many cases also have recent experience of working on similar projects with other financial clients. We only add candidates to our financial database if they have strong technical skills but also recent and relevant experience of working in the financial sector.

Every project is unique but demand for certain skills and disciplines remains consistent within the financial markets. These include:

  • Project Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Security
  • Application Development
  • System Integration & administration
  • Database Administration
  • Business Process Improvement

Financial clients often need innovative solutions in technical and business environments with unique features. We can certainly cater for more specialist or challenging demands but certain skills are in high demand with a broad cross-section of financial clients. Recently we have worked on roles which required expertise in C, C++, VC++, C#, .Net, Java, Python, Perl, COBOL, RPG, Smalltalk, testing methodologies and database design, development and administration (Sybase, Oracle and SQL Server). These skill requests are fairly typical but whatever your specific requirements are, we will be able to find you first class consultants with the appropriate skills and experience.

If you are looking for resources for your project, feel free to contact us to discuss how we can help.