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Quantitative Finance Analyst

Bank of America | Jersey City NJ 07399 USA | Full Time | Posted: 05/04/2021

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Overview of Global Risk Analytics

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an opportunity for a Quantitative Finance Analyst within our Global Risk Analytics (GRA) function. GRA is a sub-line of business within Global Risk Management (GRM).  GRA is responsible for developing a consistent and coherent set of models and analytical tools for effective risk and capital measurement, management and reporting across Bank of America. GRA partners with the Lines of Business and Enterprise functions to ensure that its models and analytics address both internal and regulatory requirements, such as quarterly Enterprise Stress Testing (EST), the annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR), and the Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) accounting standard.  GRA models follow an iterative and ongoing development life cycle, as the bank responds to the changing nature of portfolios, economic conditions and emerging risks.  In addition to model development, GRA conducts model implementation, data management, model execution and analysis, forecast administration, and model performance monitoring. GRA drives innovation, process improvement and automation across all of these activities. 

Overview of the Team

Global Markets Risk Analytics (GMRA) is part of Global Risk Analytics (GRA). It responsible for developing, maintaining, and monitoring counterparty credit risk and market risk models. GMRA also develops analytical tools to support regulatory, audit, and internal risk management needs for Global Markets.

This role sits within Model Performance team (MP), which is responsible for monitoring and assessing the performance of all risk models used across Global Markets – supporting risk management in understanding the drivers behind material risk metric movement, the impact of model limitations, and working with the model development team to enhance model accuracy and the overall performance of the analytics platform. Your primary focus will be on Market Risk VaR models, but you will have the opportunity to gain experience across all areas covered including Counterparty Credit Risk, Prime Brokerage, UMR-SIMM and IRC/CRM. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a fast growing, international team.

Overview of the Role

As a Quantitative Finance Analyst, your responsibilities will involve:
• Performing in-depth analysis on the bank’s risk model results using various quantitative tools such as backtesting, benchmarking, sensitivity analysis
• Quantifying the impact of model limitations both in terms of firm level capital and name level exposure
• From this analysis, pulling together the overall holistic picture of model performance along with clear conclusions on overall accuracy and remediation areas as required
• Identifying common themes across global markets along with improvement initiatives
• Communicating the results of this analysis to all model stakeholders including risk management, model development, model risk, senior management and our regulators
• Supporting model development in confirming remediation of model issues prior to their being taken live
• Driving incremental improvement to our model performance assessment toolset across all business areas

Required Education, Skills, and Experience
• Master degree and above (or equivalent), preferably in quantitative finance or a quantitative field
• Solid working experience (2 years +) in a related field (Market Risk, Middle Office, Counterparty Credit Risk).
• Broad financial product knowledge
• Experience in data analysis, with excellent research and analytical skills
• Proven programming skills (Python, C++, SQL, or equivalent object-oriented programming)
• Good written and oral communication, interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to build and maintain relationships with personnel across areas and regions
• Ability to multitask with excellent time management skills
• Sense of focus and rigor in the completion of deliverables
• Pro-active behavior with capacity to seize initiative


1st shift (United States of America)

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Location Jersey City, NJ, 07399, United States
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