• £ Competitive + Great Bonus + Benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • RiskTech Financial Services
  • 2019-02-16

Model Validation Quant is required for a global investment management firm. This is a front office position working closely with the traders and sales team. This Quantitative Analyst will be validating the integrity and comprehensiveness of Risk Models and Valuation Models in the firm and challenging them.

Senior Model Validation Quant - Front office

Model Validation Quant is required for a global investment management firm. This Quantitative Analyst will be validating the integrity and comprehensiveness of Risk Models and Valuation Models in the firm and challenging them.  This investment management also develops measures of Model Risk; monitoring Model Risk vs. the firm’s Model Risk Appetite and escalates model approval breaches.

Experience:

  • Evaluation models/ risk development
  • Understanding of Prudent valuation regulations
  • Derivatives valuation models
  • Python/ C++
  • Understanding of financial markets
  • Review of implementation, with benchmarking against approved models and/or independent re-implementation
  • Counterparty risk – bonus
  • Model Risk analysis: identification, analysis, and quantification of model limitations
  • Definition of mitigating actions (model usage restrictions, improvement recommendations, reserves), in agreement with all stakeholders (FO Quants, Trading)
  • Strong quantitative background, owning an MSc or PhD degree in a quantitative subject, preferably a degree in financial mathematics/ quant finance.
  • Experience in developing or validating financial models related to Capital Markets either on the Front Office side or on the Risk side.
  • In-depth knowledge of Capital Markets: how the markets operate, what the products are, what the main risk drivers are, how the financial instruments and derivatives are revalued, and what the shortcomings of the industry standards are.
  • Familiarity with prudent valuation techniques and regulatory requirements.
  • Strong understanding of stochastic processes and derivatives pricing techniques, familiarity with several underlying asset price models and with various numerical techniques.
  • Clearly and concisely communicate the results of the Model Validation analysis to the rest of the team, other less quantitative functions and senior management
  • Experience with Equity models/ products or any asset class
  • Knowledge of numerical methods (Finite difference, Monte Carlo)
  • Significant working experience in Model Validation or Model Development teams

Location:  London

Salary: £ Competitive + Bonus + Great culture

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If you're interested in this opportunity, please forward you're CV. Alternatively, if you would like to know more information or have a confidential discussion please contact shanaz.rob@risktechfs.com for more details