Quantitative Risk Analyst

Department: OTC Derivatives

Location: New York, NY

Travel Requirements: N/A

Job ID:  366

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When you join NFA as a Quantitative Risk Analyst, you will gain unique insight into the global derivatives industry and its regulatory framework, utilizing your critical thinking, data analysis and risk assessment skills every day. 

Bring your analytical and innovative mindsets. Bring your ability to quickly learn and adapt. Bring a healthy skepticism and an eye for detail.

Beginning your first day and throughout your career, you'll gain exceptional experiences, career-long and personalized learning and invaluable coaching and mentoring. We believe in nurturing talent to develop future NFA and industry leaders.

What you'll do:

You'll join a high-performing team of dedicated Risk Analysts who are responsible for assisting senior leadership in the operation of NFA's swap dealer capital and margin model oversight programs. Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Tracking, assessing and remediating findings related to ongoing monitoring of swap dealers' capital and margin models.
  • Providing technical expertise in quantitative risk management matters and collateral disputes.
  • Supporting NFA's educational initiatives, including webinars and workshops, by assisting with content preparation and presenting guidance to Members.
  • Representing NFA at events attended by NFA Members, industry representatives and other outside organizations.

What we’re looking for:

Team-oriented individuals thrive in this collaborative, analytical role. If you're eager to apply your quantitative abilities to serve a public good—supporting the integrity of the derivatives markets—and meet the qualifications below, we encourage you to apply to join our team as a Quantitative Risk Analyst.

  • Two or more years of experience in quantitative areas, model validation, risk management at a financial institution, commodity or energy firm or regulatory agency
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematical finance, mathematics, statistics or related fields)
  • Detailed knowledge of OTC derivatives and underlying markets, pricing models, sensitivities, valuation methods and risk management measures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with capital requirements and model risk management preferred
  • Familiarity with Dodd-Frank regulations a plus

Why choose NFA?

We understand how important culture is to an organization, and we pursue a culture of excellence where every NFA employee, regardless of circumstances, can succeed. Our workforce respects and celebrates each employee's diversity, unique values and abilities, all of which mold our creative approach to regulation. Most importantly, we believe that our diverse, inclusive workforce makes NFA a friendly, supportive and enjoyable place to work.

NFA is the industrywide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry. NFA strives every day to safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure Members meet their regulatory responsibilities.


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