Rebecca Bristow

I gained my MPhys from Durham in 2013, followed by a PhD in Mathematical Physics in 2018, also from Durham, including publishing two first author papers.

Once I completed my PhD I joined the newly formed data and analytics group in Oliver Wyman, and have been working here ever since. During this time I have immensely developed my skills in mathematical modelling (and the associated programming skills). I have experience across a range of projects, with a focus on credit risk models in financial services. Some highlights have been a large project in Python to build a Monte Carlo cash flow simulation model for capital allocation, supporting a bank through a significant regulatory change, and all of the weird and wonderful issues that a new data set will bring.

I have immensely enjoyed getting to wrestle with quantitive problems, and I look forward to continuing to create a career path for myself and others which maintains this strong quantitative focus.