Job Description

Reference # : 19-01086Title : Market Risk Analyst
Location : Tampa, FL
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 11/11/2019 / 05/10/2020
Description
Managers are looking for candidates with Python experience but it is not required. Nothing less than a Master Degree in Mathematics, Statistics and/or Engineering, quantitative skillset required, programming skills needed and Counter Risk Analytics background is helpful.

Members of the MAG will be actively involved in different aspects of the model lifecycle. A typical model goes through different stages: design, calibration, testing, documentation, validation, implementation, monitoring and back to re-design and re-calibration when relevant assumptions change or monitoring indicates performance issues. OPAs and AMRs are critical parts of the model lifecycle to determine model performance (model use and monitoring) that can trigger model re-design or re-calibration by identifying critical issues.
Thus the job is related to a critical stage/decision point; essentially whether or not the model can still be used, which in turn has a material impact on resources, timelines, and deliverables.
Key mandates also include driving productivity enhancements in Model Analysis through innovation. The MAG will leverage cutting edge software and technology to reimagine the way we currently execute on this crucial phase of the model lifecycle, to the benefit of our partners, including model sponsors, developers, and Model Risk Management.
As the MAG spans all QRS models, members of the MAG will have the opportunity to become well-versed in multiple risk stripes, with such skills training enhancing their mobility and growth potential within QRS and the larger Risk organization.

Reporting relationships:

The position will work very closely with others in the MAG, including the Head of MAG who reports to the head of QRS. QRS develops risk analytics for use by Risk, Finance and Product and Client Coverage teams on a global basis. The head of QRS reports to the Chief Risk Officer.

Key responsibilities:
General:
Partners include various working groups, model developers, risk managers, business clients, model validators, Risk IT, internal and external auditors, and regulators. Engage with partners, as appropriate, to:
- Develop and implement methodologies, algorithms and diagnostic tools for testing model robustness, stability, reliability, performance and quality control of modeling data.
- Conduct on-going model performance analysis,
o Discover, understand and quantify model limitations,
o Provide comprehensive interpretations, explanations and conclusions,
o Work with partners to resolve model issues
- Enhance efficiency and effectiveness of implementation of post model development analytics
o Automate and consolidate ongoing model analysis and the annual model review process across different models,
o Migrate analytics to a production environment as appropriate
- Support various tasks in response to regulatory and internal risk management requirements.
- Develop, maintain and enhance technical documentation including project plans, model descriptions, mathematical derivations, data analysis, process and quality controls.

More specifically, develop methodologies, algorithms and diagnostic tools for testing model robustness, stability and performance for the following risk stripes:

- Market Risk Analytics:
o Analysis for market risk models includes, but is not limited to, back testing and profit attribution analysis (PAA) on hypothetical portfolios for credit, FX, rates and mortgage products.
o Automating and consolidating ongoing model analysis and the annual model review process across different models to enhance efficiency.
o Collaborating with model developers, market risk managers, model validators, and Risk IT to discover and resolve model issues and enhance existing implementation.
o Supporting various tasks in response to regulatory and internal risk management requirements.
- Counterparty Credit Risk:
o Understand models (pricing model and simulation model) and the model usages in various applications (CCR capital requirement calculation under Basel III, accounting CVA and internal credit exposure limit monitoring)
o Understand systems, data flow, data definition and data requirement for various trading products. Utilize this knowledge to perform various analyses to meet risk managers and business needs.
- Retail:
o Retail models include Basel, Risk Capital, Internal Stress Testing (GSST) and related models. These models are applied to all delinquency managed portfolios across the globe and cover upwards of $320 billion in exposure.
- Foundational Risk & Reserves (FR&R)
o FR&R models include loss likelihood and severity methodologies and applications, including methodologies used for CECL and IFRS 9, as well as foundational measures of risk (PD, LGD, CCF).
- Credit and Risk Rating Analytics (CRRA)
o CRRA model include one-year probability of default models
- Wholesale Credit Stress Testing (WCST)
o Includes CCAR and ICAAP models
- Risk Capital Models
- Global Systemic Stress Testing Models
- Economic Forecasting

Qualifications:
- Minimum of a Master’s degree in quantitative field (e.g. mathematics, physics, statistics, engineering, economics, finance, financial engineering, etc.) with 3+years of relevant experience.
- Fewer years of relevant experience will be considered for candidates with higher academic qualifications and/or certifications such as a PhD, a second Master’s degree, CPA, FRM or CFA
- Solid programming skills and experience with statistical and data analysis, modeling techniques and numerical implementations. More specifically experience in C/C++, Java, SAS, Python, R and Perl, shell scripts, UNIX, VBA and basic database skills in either Oracle or Sybase/SQL.
- Experience in developing and maintaining detailed technical documentation for models, model validation, project plans and processes preferred.
- Ability to meet deadlines for product deliverables in a timely, proactive and entrepreneurial manor.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to discuss technical issues with partners.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to foster a collaborative environment
- Organized, disciplined and detail oriented with sound problem-solving skills, and the ability to think creatively.
- Keen interest in banking and finance, especially in the field of Risk Management.
- Experience in quantitative finance or a related field, analyzing large and complex data sets, data reliability analysis, quality controls and data processing preferred.
- Experience of one or more of the following is an advantage but not essential: derivative pricing and exotic products; risk management practices and procedures; numerical methods; Monte Carlo simulations; statistical hypotheses testing; banking-book products, risk analytics for wholesale stress testing for credit portfolios, credit risk modeling and risk management or related areas.
- Basic understanding of financial products in the trading book (equity, fixed income, derivatives, etc.) and their market drivers (price, interest rates, implied volatilities). Basic understanding of the Value-at-Risk (VaR) model and historical simulation framework.

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