Risk Analytics

What We Do

At Harnham, we understand how important the role of Risk Analytics and Decision Science plays in today's world.

We have all seen the ebbs and flows in financial stability across the US economy and how a qualified Risk Analyst sits at the heart of a secure and efficient system.

Our Risk Analytics team fully understand financial risk and decision science, as well as the significance of knowing your market. Our client and candidate base exists across every major city in the US, from NYC and Boston, through the Mid-west and the Bay Area too.

As within the world of Risk Analytics, the customers we work with differ by location, size and industry. We have experience across all the major marketplaces and can assist you, whether you are hiring to reinforce an existing presence or build a new one.

Working within Risk Analytics is demanding, but finding and securing the people who can take these pressures is what we do.

HOW We Do it

We ensure effective solutions by using tried and tested methods.

To ensure risk-free solutions for our clients and candidates, our recruitment solutions in this marketplace are determined by using rigorously tested methods.

What do we mean by risk-free? Simply that our focus on establishing networks of skilled individuals, as well as knowing our client businesses, culture and skill requirements guarantees when we place an individual, you can be certain that their placement will be a successful one.

We protect against the potential pitfalls of hiring by evaluating our candidate’s career aspirations and skills before only introducing them to organisations where we know they will fit.


We successfully recruit across the full spectrum of skill sets required to support any area of a Risk Analytics team

Harnham appreciates the significant resources and sophisticated programs used to analyse and manage risk. We are dedicated to the people who ensure banks and other financial institutions can identify, measure, monitor and control their risk.

We successfully recruit across the full spectrum of skill sets required to support this, from Customer Acquisition to Portfolio Management, Fraud Analytics to Collections & Recoveries, as well as Risk Audit to Scorecard Modelling & Development.

Whether you are looking for a new opportunity or another team member, we can help you find an ideal solution.

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Harnham blog & news

With over 10 years experience working solely in the Data & Analytics sector our consultants are able to offer detailed insights into the industry.

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How Businesses Can Build Better Trust through Fraud Security

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, Facebook data misuse, the Equifax breach, and the latest round of political finger pointing in regard to voter and election fraud, it’s no small wonder that demand for Fraud Analysts and Cybersecurity professionals is high.  If you search: “why should businesses hire fraud analysts”, you’ll see Amazon near the top, hiring for fraud security roles. If they’re taking action, should you be as well? And as the 2018 mid-terms near, Facebook is back in the news. Determined to curtail a repeat of the issues surrounding the 2016 election, the social media giant is working diligently to remove misinformation from the platform.  But with all these giant companies making fresh efforts to tackle fraud, what does this mean for you and your business? Fraud Security Begins at Home Your employees are your first line of defense when it comes to security of your business. No matter the size, it’s important to build a culture of anti-fraud policies right from the start. Below are a few essentials that all businesses should consider: Create a list of anti-fraud policies and share them with your employees, staff, and board members. Offer fraud training for both management and employees. Create a culture of reward for whistleblowers and open lines of communication such as a hotline/tip line. Though any business should be wary of prevailing scams and frauds in the marketplace, small businesses should be especially vigilant. Business News Daily offers additional tips for small businesses looking to prevent fraud right from the hiring process. The Customer Is Always Right: Balancing Fraud Risk Management with Customer Experience Experian® released their 2018 Global Fraud and Identity Report, based on results from 500 businesses and over 5,000 customers worldwide to understand what customers think of today’s security protocols. Trust was, far and away, the biggest talking point. With over 90% of consumers using smartphones and mobile devices followed by over 80% on laptops to search and buy, online security is paramount, and the new digital currency is trust. However, businesses are now having to grapple with the tension between managing fraud and maintaining a positive customer experience. Whilst they may need to lead customers to better solutions, businesses are finding that customers favor more familiar, time-tested methods like passwords. Ironically, those methods just might be compromising the experience they are advocating for by introducing an unintended nuisance and security risk; one-quarter of consumers have forgotten a username or password within the past six months.  Building a Fraud and Risk Management Team In order to protect against fraud, IT needs to play a big role in guiding your business and bringing multiple solutions together. However, we all understand that teams dedicated to technology, risk, fraud detection, and data security take time and resources to integrate.  So, to begin, here are a few ways to introduce Fraud Analysis and Risk Management into your business: Make data and fraud security guidelines part of your business plan and include them in your budget process – will the risk outweigh the reward? Involve staff, employees, management, and stakeholders at every level in the process. Be a hero in the eyes of your customer – balance detection with the customer experience. No matter where you are in your fraud detection and security hiring efforts, we may be able to help you. We specialize across roles of all levels in Data and Analytics on a global scale, with an eye for placing the right candidates in the right roles. For more information about recruiting top talent in the credit & risk sector, get in touch: Our West Coast Team can be reached at (415) 614 4999 or sanfraninfo@harnham.com. Our Mid-West and East Coast Teams can be reached at (212) 796 6070 or newyorkinfo@harnham.com.

Mindset and Misconceptions in AI and Data Science

Hedy Lamarr. Ada Lovelace. Dorothy Vaughn. These are just a few of the names of early women pioneers. Ada Lovelace, a century before it existed, is now known as the first computer programmer. Hedy Lamarr, along with her partner George Anthiel, developed and patented the technology which would become the digital backbone of what makes cellphones, laptops, tablets, and other wireless operations possible.   For some, numbers come naturally. For others, communication comes naturally. In today’s technology trends, the ability to blend the two will become ever more important. But, it won’t just be about blending skill sets. It will also be about blending the human workforce and artificial intelligence. But there are still some misconceptions clouding opportunities. Sometimes, it simply comes down to mindset. And breaking those mental barriers is a start toward filling the gap and creating the workforce of the future. Building Bridges One woman helping do that is Kaisa Kukkonen, also known as the ‘Lady AI’. She’s translating business needs into technical needs and has developed AI Excursions for women to build understanding of AI in different professions. Her goal is to build bridges between generations, and between technical and non-technical people, which she hopes will lead to bridges between humans and AI. Ms Kukkoen says: “When it comes to business executives, Millennials and younger generations, there is a massive difference in how technology is perceived in their daily lives. There is a difference of what is considered normal and approachable and non-threatening,”  Women in Technology Are Trending From Girls Code Camps to Women in Data Science conferences, women are starting to get heard in the tech world. Across the globe, women, regardless of profession, can try their hand at Programming, Data Science, Digital Analytics, and more.  We’re rethinking our approach to teaching and training technology, working towards overcoming mental barriers. As many women as are in the profession now, there probably that many more who were told at some point they weren’t right and that this isn’t their field. Those who have overcome this adversity, however, have made a huge impact.  Dorothy Vaughn, one of history’s hidden figures, made history as one of the earliest female programmers for NASA. When the first super computers came into play, she made it her mission to learn everything about it and became an expert FORTRAN programmer.  But, it’s more than teaching or training. Ultimately, there is a need for a shift in attitude from the wider tech community. By broadening candidate search criteria and making clear benefits such as parental leave at the start of the interview process, businesses can open themselves up to a more diverse, and more equal, workforce.  The Chocolate Chip Cookie Effect Mistakes can lead to great and delicious things. The chocolate chip cookie was never supposed to happen. The woman who ran the tollhouse wanted to change up her sugar cookie recipe and thought she could make a chocolate sugar cookie by adding chopped chocolate. To her surprise and her hungry customer’s delight, the bits didn’t melt all the way, to ultimately become Tollhouse Chocolate Chips. The same can happen when you let students know it’s okay to make a mistake. Because sometimes what you envision on paper isn’t what you get on the screen. A Finnish/Nordic start up edtech company is teaching high school students to combine art and programming. Using a Java-based programming language called Processing, similar to those used in the design field and game industry, they teach programming. But instead of creating the same thing over and over, students create something new. Combined with another course using Arduinos, the students can take first steps towards building their own robots. If you’re interested in data and analytics, and want to up your game in the field. We may have a role for you. Harnham specializes in both Junior and Senior roles.  To learn more, check out our current vacancies or contact one of our recruitment consultants.  For our West Coast Team, call (415) 614 4999 or send an email to sanfraninfo@harnham.com.  For our Mid-West and East Coast Teams, call (212) 796 6070 or send an email to newyorkinfo@harnham.com.

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