Market Risk Controller - NYC - Investment Bank

Job Title: Market Risk Controller - NYC - Investment Bank
Contract Type: Contract
Location: New York City
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DM003
Contact Name: Drew Morrison
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 23, 2021 20:57

Job Description

  • Being in charge of the production of the Value at Risk for the entire platform.
  • Assist the head of the production team on all on-going projects.
  • Propose ideas to improve, secure and speed up the VaR production process.
  • Perform the daily market risk monitoring for 1 of several trading desk (asset class to be determine).
  • Collaborate with the Risk Manager to maintain a good knowledge of the strategies and positions of the desks.
  • Participate in Risk Management projects.
  • Participate in defining and preparing the support documents for Market Risk Committees as well as for periodic meetings with Front Office.
  • Maintain constant communication with the Front-Office and Market Risk Management
  • The controller might also be required to be the back-up of other members of his/her team as well as participate to transverse projects.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ working experience in the financial industry.
  • Graduate degree in economics or finance from an accredited school.
  • Good understanding of Capital Market activities and main instruments.
  • Knowledge of the principles of a Value at Risk.
  • Willingness and ability to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to manipulate, analyze, summarize and present data/results.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in group on ad-hoc projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to think outside the box.
  • The ideal candidate is curious, detail-oriented, self-starter and communicates easily and openly. This position requires being able to work as a team.
  • Proficiency in Excel and VBA programming to maintain, improve and develop reporting tools.
  • Knowledge of Python and Business Objects is a plus

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