VP Institutional Credit Management Portfolio Risk

Published
January 5, 2021
Location
New York, NY
Category
Job Type

Description

Job Purpose:

Individual will work as part of Counterparty Exposure (CPE) team under the global Institutional Credit Management (ICM) group and be responsible for measuring, monitoring and controlling counterparty risk for institutional clients. Analyzing portfolios and businesses, with a focus on counter-party and collateral risk to ensure the risks are being properly measured and controlled in accordance with the Firm’s risk policies.

Job Background/Context:

Institutional Credit Management (ICM) is a critical component of the bank’s First Line of defense for wholesale and counterparty credit risk management and works with Independent Risk teams to ensure best-in-class risk and controls, as well as client responsiveness. Key responsibilities of the group include credit analysis, documentation, risk identification, exposure monitoring and stress testing. ICM coordinates with credit management groups across ICG businesses to ensure full alignment on business and regulatory goals, as well as consistency and best practices where appropriate.

Counterparty Exposure (CPE) is a global team within ICM responsible for measuring, monitoring and controlling counterparty risk. To fulfill this role, a risk professional is required who has experience in market risk, credit risk or portfolio risk management areas, or has training in finance, mathematics or other quantitative fields.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with independent risk teams to define the overall risk framework for managing counterparty and liquidity risk across counterparties and business segments, within the defined risk appetite for the bank’s ICG businesses
  • Work closely with business and In-business risk managers to ensure aggregate risks are being managed within approved limits
  • Define the overall governance, framework and policies for Counterparty exposure (CPE) management and engagement with business and independent risk teams
  • Perform daily and weekly risk analysis and reporting on portfolio risk measures including concentrations and emerging risks
  • Communicate key findings to senior management and act as the chair for portfolio risk forums as appropriate.
  • Put together presentations and documents for internal and external use on various topics including describing the functions of the Risk Group, stress methodologies, and summarizing risk issues.
  • Analyzing control environment including periodic review of the control environment, vetting of new systems, processes, policies and procedures associated and related to market and/or credit risk and ensuring they are in sync with market practices.
  • Develop and utilize risk management tools for the measurement, monitoring and management of exposure and participate in project management of strategic risk infrastructure development.
  • Represent the department to various independent risk teams, auditors and regulatory agencies on issues related to counterparty risk and controls.

Developmental Value:

  • The team is new giving opportunity to expand the role as the function grows.
  • Learn about risk management and Financing products more broadly.
  • Influence the strategic direction of the Bank from a risk management perspective.
  • Build solid market/credit Risk experience as we use cutting-edge risk models and techniques.

Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in working on large scale risk technology projects
  • Experience with managing market or credit risk
  • Relevant market risk experience across multiples asset classes including rates, equities, credit and commodities

Skills:

  • Large scale project management skills spanning risk and technology
  • Development and lead the effort in implementation of class leading risk methodologies, margin models and technology.
  • Strong analytical skills with good attention to detail and a demonstrated aptitude for tackling analytical issues through quantitative modelling and assimilation of data into a working product
  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams from Business, Credit, Operations and Compliance
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound risk and business judgment
  • Stress testing skills essential, instrument modelling skills desirable.
  • Strong Excel skills ideally incorporating VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)
  • Programming skills in Python, R or other statistical languages is a plus

Education:

  • Bachelor’s/University degree in mathematics, science, finance/economics or a related field required
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