Market Risk Senior Officer I
New York, NY
CVA Risk Management is responsible for the market risk management of Citis CVA (Credit Valuation Adjustments) globally. As well as core market risk management functions, this includes improving the accuracy of measurement of CVA (and other XVA), extending the existing process across a wider range of products, implementing a consistent framework for measuring and managing the associated risks, and integrating the CVA into the overall market and counterparty risk framework. This involves working with trading desks and their respective quantitative and IT groups and financial controllers to enhance their current measurement methodology and ensure effective delivery to the firms risk systems to enable active risk management of the exposure. It will also involve working with other parts of the Risk organization to improve the accuracy of regulatory reporting, including stress testing and capital adequacy processes.
Since the credit crisis, there has been increased regulatory, internal and external audit focus on CVA processes and risk management. The introduction of Federal Reserve's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) annual stress-testing exercise (with similar initiatives by the other regional regulators) and the CVA Variability Charge in the Basel III capital regime has added further to the relevance of robust CVA risk management and technical capabilities.
Risk management oversight for CVA, including setting and enforcing limits, stress testing, etc.
Review and approve transactions for dynamic hedging
Drive projects to improve accuracy of measurement of CVA
Overseeing and ensuring the integrity of the risk monitoring process
Review and approve risk framework for CVA for risk-taking units
Monitor compliance with risk limits/triggers
Frequent interaction with Financial Division to understand sources of CVA variation
Interaction with Model Risk Management, Risk Analytics and Financial Control to ensure robustness of methodologies and models
Interaction with ICG Market and Credit Risk Managers to improve accuracy of regulatory and management reporting
Interaction with regulators and auditors
CVA is an integral part of all derivative valuation and risk management, and has taken on significantly higher importance and profile in recent years. As a result, the team has direct exposure to almost every complex product in ICG and works closely with traders, quants, IT and Financial groups as well as with many other areas of Risk Management.
In-depth understanding of product characteristics, pricing methods and hedging techniques for vanilla and exotic interest rate, FX and credit derivatives
Similar understanding of other derivatives will be an advantage.
Knowledge of the credit processes and infrastructure within the firm will be useful
A background in trading, risk management or structuring would be a strong advantage
Good computing skills essential: specifically advanced spreadsheet and PowerPoint use
Programming/modelling experience would be an advantage
Minimum of Masters degree in a quantitative field (statistics, math, financial engineering ) with 8 years relevant experience
Fewer years of relevant experience will be considered for candidates with higher academic qualifications and/or certifications such as a PhD, a second Masters degree, CPA or CFA
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Good attention to detail and strong analytical skills
Ability to manage within and across the organization
A willingness to take an active involvement in day-to-day activity and flexibility in addressing a number of projects simultaneously. This is a 'hands-on' role.
Ability to identify issues, build consensus, and drive projects through to resolution
Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce.
Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organizational success.
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