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Oliver Cooke
Managing Director, Head of Selby Jennings - North America at Phaidon International


Oliver joined Selby Jennings, a Phaidon International brand, in 2011 in their London office and quickly established himself as an outstanding recruitment consultant specializing in the Quantitative Finance space. Due to this success, Oliver was asked to move to New York to assist the development of the firm’s U.S presence. After successfully founding the Quantitative Analytics group, he took on wider responsibility for the quant, risk and technology divisions, which established Selby Jennings as the pre-eminent business in those markets. He now leads Selby Jennings across all divisions in North America, which consists of 150 specialist financial services recruitment consultants. He has oversight of all candidate delivery and business development teams from the firm’s US headquarters in New York.

Annually, Selby Jennings places over 400 quant professionals in the most prestigious banks, hedge funds, investment managers and trading firms in the world. They regularly advise these clients on talent acquisition, retention and management, as well as diversity and inclusion issues. Oliver will be discussing his firm’s research in the diversity and inclusion space, as well as effective strategies for firms to increase diversity and to create a more inclusive workplace.

Oliver Cooke's Network

Agenda Sessions

  • Diversity in quant finance: Examining the route to progress

  • Soft skills to develop your career in Quant finance