Advisory Firm of the Year - Lacima Group

Lacima Group director Chris Strickland tells every quant he interviews the same thing: "At Lacima Group, there's going to be at least one person smarter than you." His words prepare prospective employees for the transition from solitary star at a utility, bank or software house to a member of a 20-strong quantitative analysis team aiming to put the "risk management" back into energy trading risk and management (ETRM) systems.

According to Strickland, the evolution of ETRM software has been shaped