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Senior Quantitative Analyst

Senior Quantitative Analyst

  • location

    London

  • sector:

    Financial Services, Risk, Quant

  • job type:

    Permanent

  • salary:

    £80,000

  • Contact:

    Wayne Hilditch

  • published:

    10 months ago

  • expiry date:

    2017-12-25

  • Consultant:

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Based in central London, a globally renowned trading house is in the market for a Senior Quant Analyst to develop Risk/Pricing Models that evaluate counterparty exposures to the business. These include models related to Pricing, Value-at-Risk, Stress Testing, Liquidity, Regulatory Capital, and also developing tools for Portfolio Analytics (Sensitivities, Risk Reports, Margin Coverage, etc.).

Accountabilities:

  • Enhance existing risk models as well as design/prototype new models across different asset classes like OTC and Futures (e.g. Pricing, VaR, Backtest, Stress, Liquidity, etc.
  • Ensure deployment, testing and continuous improvement of these models within the Production Infrastructure
  • Conduct empirical studies and make recommendations on margin levels, modeling issues, and other risk-mitigation measures
  • Ensure that the model is up to date with the proven theories in the field

Experience:

  • MBA/MS or PhD in Finance, Economics, or a quantitative field and possesses strong quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience in pricing complex derivatives and performing advanced statistical analysis on underlying risk factors
  • Preference will be given to candidate with good experience in developing risk models like Historical VaR, Monte Carlo VaR, Multi-Factor Risk Models, Stressed VaR, Liquidity Risk models, etc
  • Well versed in probability theory, stochastic processes, and have experience providing theoretical justifications of Risk Models they have developed
  • Programming languages such as C++/C#, R, VBA and SQL are essential

This role has great career progression and an excellent package on offer