Bank of America Quantitative Services Professional (UMR) - Chicago, IL in Chicago, Illinois
Responsible for balance sheet, general ledger and/or product controls specific to a defined area or defined process. Understands the market and the market drivers of the product they are supporting. Understands more complex structured transactions and the operational risks around the end to end product lifecycle. Implements improvements to the system infrastructure and control environment. Provides general team guidance on complex transactions. May provide input to recruiting and hiring and performance management processes. BA preferred or substantially equivalent experience. Typically 5-7 years of applicable experience.
The Quantitative Services Uncleared Margin Rule (UMR) Professional is a member of the team responsible for maintaining the stability of business processes and controls needed to ensure the firm’s initial margin (“IM”) calculations are accurate and consistent with Dodd-Frank’s Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) in support of our internal stakeholder, the Counterparty Portfolio Management group. The analyst will be responsible for various business-as-usual deliverables which must be executed in a timely yet accurate fashion.
Review and verify the model inputs feeding the IM calculations
Identify, document and escalate production errors detected during pre and post-calculation routines
Perform periodic controls which exist to prevent and mitigate erroneous IM calculations
Work directly with the front office and technology teams on issues discovered through technology testing and daily control procedures
Assist with the testing and validation of IM results through each technology release
Identify and establish control processes that will mitigate future IM calculation errors
Perform daily and ad-hoc reporting to measure and monitor key metrics for the UMR BAU space
Provide enhanced analysis and IM explains to front office and collateral operations teams when counterparty disputes arise for IM calculations
Minimum undergraduate in Mathematics, Finance or Quantitative field
At least 3 years of experience working in a quantitative risk, middle office, or front office role
Excellent communication & analytical skills
Knowledge of Financial Risk Management, Credit Risk Models, Value at Risk (VaR) including market & credit risk
Strong technical skills including experience using Excel, VBA and SQL
Experience pricing OTC derivative products including futures, options, swaps, credit default swaps, forward rate agreements and swaptions
Experience working with OTC derivatives/Fixed Income
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an equal opportunities employer
Posting Date : 02/11/2019
Chicago, IL, 135 S LA SALLE ST (IL4135),
- United States
Travel : No
Full / Part-time : Full time
Hours Per Week : 40
Shift : 1st shift
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