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Director – Pricing Model Validation

Risk Jobs | Quant Jobs
  • London
  • to £150k

We are working with a major global financial services group who exist at the centre of the global financial markets. As the firm continues to grow in size, complexity and services, key strategic hires are needed to help strengthen its internal governance.

The model risk group is a central function which has the responsibility to validate and risk manage various risk, pricing, margin, stress testing and forecasting models used across the various entities within the group. Following significant growth via acquisition, plus ongoing regulatory pressure to strengthen the firms overall risk management capabilities, the team is expanding significantly both in the UK and across the globe.  The team are looking to hire a VP/Director to join and lead the validation team for equities, FX and credit for the whole group,  across all the firms business lines.  The VP/Director will work on conducting the validation and independent review of  pricing and  risk models to provide independent assurance that the covered models are fit for purpose.

Applicants should possess significant experience working as a model validation quantitative analyst/front office quant within a large financial services business, with a strong knowledge of at least one of equities, FX or credit derivative products an essential requirement. You should have a good, general knowledge of internal risk models and good coding skills within a professional environment (Python, R, C/C++).

We seek individuals from a diverse talent pool and encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply to our vacancies. Our commitment to fair recruitment processes means that we welcome applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of their lived experience or personal characteristics. We also invite applicants who meet most of the listed requirements, even if not all, to apply. If you require any adjustments to the application process, please let us know.

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