Specialist IT and Quantitative Recruitment for Financial Services


About Us

Established in 2003, Broadbent Consulting is a specialist boutique financial recruitment agency for IT and Quants worldwide.

We find and introduce quant analysts, quant developers, data scientists, business analysts, analyst programmers and developers to investment banks, hedge funds and commodity traders.

Broadbent Consulting was founded by veteran recruitment consultant, Matthew Broadbent, who has over 20 years of experience providing dedicated, specialised recruitment consultancy to the financial services industry.

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Broadbent Consulting specialises in searches on behalf of investment banks, hedge funds and commodities traders.

Our dedicated, boutique service ensures that clients have a selection of suitable candidates, regardless of how niche the skillset or experience. 

We work internationally, recruiting in financial centres across the world, including London, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt, Singapore, Houston and New York.


We find and introduce mid-level to senior technical and analyst roles, including:

Quantitative analysts
Quantitative developers
Data scientists
Business analysts
Application support
Analyst programmers
Project managers

We look for people with expertise in the following trading systems: Murex, Sophis, Front Arena.

We feel business knowledge is a crucial skill set and look for candidates that understand a mix of the following areas: equities, fixed income, repos, interest rate derivatives, credit derivatives, FX, MM, FX options, risk management, and commodities.



Broadbent Consulting provides a comprehensive suite of recruitment solutions including:

Contingency search: no placement, no fee
Executive search:  retained search for high calibre candidates
Contracts: short or long term, including fixed term, contracts
Career management: career analysis, including market research and CV analysis


I have found Matthew to be a friendly and easy person to work with. He was always helpful with my queries and gave me a frank, honest opinion. It would be a pleasure working with Matthew any time.

Neelesh Bhulje
Vice President at Credit Suisse

Of all the consultants I have used for recruitment, Matthew has proved himself to be of good character, personable, an excellent communicator and networker, who always provides excellent service with integrity and professionalism.

Julie Chisholm
Programme Manager, Calypso Technology

Matthew has been very professional during the whole recruitment process. He gave me many important advice to get prepared and it has been a great opportunity to work with him.

Adrien Grangé-Cabane
Quantitative Analyst, BP

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