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Bryant Yao

Senior Vice President

Bryant Yao is a Senior Vice President within Banking & Finance in New York, specializing in the Quantitative and Risk management sector.

Bryant came to GQR as an experienced specialist and has worked with top sell-side and buy-side firms to execute searches ranging from Chief Risk Officers to Quantitative Analysts. Several of the world’s largest Hedge Funds and Investment Managers depend on Bryant for risk and quant recruiting support and consider him a go-to search partner, particularly at the senior level.

Bryant has a proven track record working with top-tier asset managers and hedge funds on hirings across Risk Management and Quantitative Finance.

Prior to his recruitment career, Bryant was a risk analytics analyst at one of the world’s largest investment firms where he advised clients of their daily risk exposure. His industry knowledge makes him a true expert in his field and enables him to consult clients on how to build out and structure teams in risk as well as the best approach for attracting top talent.

Bryant is a graduate of Cornell University and enjoys playing poker and golf. He is also a leading advisor to the PRMIA C-Suite committee.

When Bryant came to America, he decided to name himself Bryant in honor of his favorite basketball player, Kobe Bryant.

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