Feb 11, 2019

Quantitative Services Professional (UMR) - Chicago, IL

  • Bank Of America
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full-Time Banking

Job Description

Job Description:

Responsible for balance sheet, general ledger and/or product controls specific to a defined area or defined process. Understands the market and the market drivers of the product they are supporting. Understands more complex structured transactions and the operational risks around the end to end product lifecycle. Implements improvements to the system infrastructure and control environment. Provides general team guidance on complex transactions. May provide input to recruiting and hiring and performance management processes. BA preferred or substantially equivalent experience. Typically 5-7 years of applicable experience.

Job Description:

The Quantitative Services Uncleared Margin Rule (UMR) Professional is a member of the team responsible for maintaining the stability of business processes and controls needed to ensure the firm's initial margin ("IM") calculations are accurate and consistent with Dodd-Frank's Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) in support of our internal stakeholder, the Counterparty Portfolio Management group. The analyst will be responsible for various business-as-usual deliverables which must be executed in a timely yet accurate fashion.

- Review and verify the model inputs feeding the IM calculations
- Identify, document and escalate production errors detected during pre and post-calculation routines
- Perform periodic controls which exist to prevent and mitigate erroneous IM calculations
- Work directly with the front office and technology teams on issues discovered through technology testing and daily control procedures
- Assist with the testing and validation of IM results through each technology release
- Identify and establish control processes that will mitigate future IM calculation errors
- Perform daily and ad-hoc reporting to measure and monitor key metrics for the UMR BAU space
- Provide enhanced analysis and IM explains to front office and collateral operations teams when counterparty disputes arise for IM calculations

- Minimum undergraduate in Mathematics, Finance or Quantitative field
- At least 3 years of experience working in a quantitative risk, middle office, or front office role
- Excellent communication & analytical skills
- Knowledge of Financial Risk Management, Credit Risk Models, Value at Risk (VaR) including market & credit risk
- Strong technical skills including experience using Excel, VBA and SQL
- Experience pricing OTC derivative products including futures, options, swaps, credit default swaps, forward rate agreements and swaptions
- Experience working with OTC derivatives/Fixed Income

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an equal opportunities employer



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