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Global Risk and Portfolio Profiling help brands understand success across metrics such as currencies and economies.

Understanding and increasing growth and market share through skilled optimization is a converted skill set.

Strategic planning and stress testing to balance risk is paramount for business to maximize returns, and get the most out of a portfolio is something all Harnham’s candidates are well versed in.

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US$200000 - US$250000 per year + Benefits

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District of Columbia

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A leading Fintech in the lending space is seeking a Senior Director of Underwriting. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leader poised for growth!

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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.

Did the Data Get it Right? The 2018 US Mid-term Elections

Over the past few weeks, every lawn, street corner, email, and blog post touted the mantra to get out and vote. The 2018 US mid-term elections drew more attention than ever, and data has its stamp on every element.  With the Democrats taking the House, and the GOP increasing their hold on the Senate, both parties have claimed victory. But did things go as expected? For the details without the drama, it all comes down to what the data says. What History Says Voter registration, census taking, and good old-fashioned grass roots efforts across the country have fed information into the system. So, what did the numbers say? Let’s see what one of the most well-known poll tracking systems thought. Data collected since the 1934 elections, according to the American Presidency Project at UC Santa Barbara, provides historical information on seat swings and seats defended in both the House and the Senate. Though approval ratings factor in, data is collected in aggregate, and takes no account of candidates, issues, or political conditions. This is the closest information may get to being truly nonpartisan. Outside of this aggregation, two familiar factors also play a part, public assessment of the incumbent and the number of seats in Congress controlled by the President’s party. Though no matter which party the president favors, it has been historically proven, that their party loses seats and the opposite party gains seats. However, lower approval ratings usually mean more seats lost and the opposite party’s gain.  Predictions for 2018 were generally accurate regarding the number of flipped seats, although Republican Senate gains did buck the trend.  A Grass Roots Dive into House Races Across the US Though results are often based on the sitting president’s impact on midterm elections, and the state of the national economy, it’s important to note that control ultimately depends on voters. In today’s midterm climate, grassroots efforts in over 400 districts, have taken shape and were key to the midterm results. These key areas are shaped by five geographic regions collapsed into three “super regions”: The West/East Coast Alliance The New South/Heartland Alliance The Blue-collar Midwest Within these regions, four key indicators, which over the years have been the general consensus of where data might find its answers, also pointed in the direction we saw.  Key indicators prior to the 2018 midterm election included: Presidential approval rating Congress' approval rating Citizen’s satisfaction with the state of the union Current economic conditions All four indicators have strong statistical relationships with seat change for the president's party, such that when the indicators are worse, the president's party loses more seats. It may be the first and last of these that had the greatest impact in 2018, with a controversial President who leads a strong economy defining the campaign trail.  As the next few weeks unfold, analysts will continue to look at the data, determining what it might mean for the 2020 Presidential election. However, with mixed results, the events of the next two years may still have a dramatic effect on what to expect.  Predictive Analytics, Big Data, and Digital Analytics define the world, whether predicting elections or improving a business’ goals for the coming year. If data gets your vote, we may have a role for you. We specialize in junior and senior roles. Check out our current vacancies or contact one of our recruitment consultants to learn more.   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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