Fixed Income Traded Risk Quant

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    £700 - £730 per day
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Our client Global Investment Bank is looking for Quantitative Analyst.

Principal Accountabilities: Key activities:

  • Assess and validate the performance of risk models using real world data. The model could be an existing or a new model. Understand the features, assumptions and limitations of the model, propose a validation approach, identify target market data for the purposes of validation and undertake the validation within agreed time lines.
  • The risk models may include Value-at-Risk (VaR), Stressed VaR, Risk Not In VaR (RNIV), Incremental Risk Charge (IRC), Hair-cuts, EEP, Stress Testing, Fundamental Review of Trading Book (FRTB), Capital Models
  • Build python based prototypes and risk library
  • Participate in adhoc projects as they arise from time to time and provide any information relating to in a prompt and coherent fashion.
  • Suggest improvements to the existing frameworks with a view to automate systems and help implement agreed changes
  • Identify areas for efficiency improvements, automation and enhanced controls in existing processes. Document proposed changes and agree with the on-shore process team prior to implementation. Document all process changes and improvements to reflect the latest process
  • Being able to clearly explain model details to other areas of the bank in non-technical language, and assisting in the on-going usage of these models in a day-to-day risk management setting, e.g. helping to explain significant model value changes

Qualifications and Technical Skills:

  • Qualification in Maths/Engineering/Science/Finance/Business Management or previous experience in risk management
  • Good understand pricing and risk management of Rates products
  • Professional qualifications such as FRM/PRM/CFA Levels are an added plus
  • Good understanding of statistics
  • Python programming
  • Good understanding of market risk measures and derivative products

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