Talent Evaluation - Leading Investment Bank

One of the world’s foremost investment banks, for whom derivatives and structured products are major components of its fixed income sales and trading operations.


The client needed to add highly skilled mathematicians to its Fixed Income and Derivatives group, but was hampered by fierce competition for such talent in its existing locations.



KLG Advisors developed a method to evaluate academic institutions in Central/Eastern Europe renowned for their quantitative disciplines. With our client, we conducted fieldwork and forged relationships with these academic communities, culminating in jointly organized conferences on quantitative and mathematical finance. The availability of highly skilled personnel in Hungary led the client to establish its Fixed Income Research Center in Budapest, allowing expansion of its quantitative modeling group and directly impacting its fixed income derivatives trading business.



  • Developed evaluation method
  • Evaluated academic institutions
  • Identified optimal location