Bank of America Sr Quantitative Finance Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Enterprise Model Risk Management seeks a senior quantitative finance analyst to conduct independent testing and review of complex consumer credit risk models with multiple uses, including CCAR credit loss forecasting and Basel regulatory capital. These are high profile modeling areas in the bank, with continual senior management and regulatory focus.

The qualified candidate will be responsible for a broad range of model validation activities, including:

  • Review, critical assessment and challenge of models on conceptual soundness, assumptions and limitations, data, developmental evidence in support of modeling choices, performance, implementation and documentation

  • Development and implementation of effective testing plans and testing code to critically challenge models through empirical analyses and to verify model implementation

  • Review and critical assessment of ongoing model monitoring activities

  • Writing of technical reports for distribution and presentation to model developers, senior management, and audit and banking regulators.

  • Coaching of junior staff members while leading validation projects.


  • PhD or Master's degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Finance, Engineering, Physics or related field

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in financial risk modeling or validation field

  • Background and experience with complex, loan-level PD/EAD/LGD models used for stress testing and other credit risk management purposes

  • Experience with retail products including mortgage, credit card and auto loans

  • Expertise in cross-sectional and time-series econometrics

  • Deep understanding and knowledge of model performance measures

  • Extensive programming experience using SAS, R and/or MATLAB

  • Expertise in analyzing and managing large databases

  • Strong knowledge of financial instruments and financial risk management principles

  • Familiarity with applicable regulatory guidance on model risk management, stress testing, and Basel requirements

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, and influence others

  • Ability to produce high quality technical documentation

Posting Date : 04/12/2018

Location :

Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Plaza, 600 Peachtree St NE,

Chicago, IL, 135 S LA SALLE ST (IL4135),

  • United States

Travel : Yes, 5% of the time

Full / Part-time : Full time

Hours Per Week : 40

Shift : 1st shift

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