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Risk Analysis Specialist I

Chicago, Illinois;

Job Description:

Responsible for performing more complex analysis and is engaged in the development of modeling that maximizes profits and asset growth and minimizes credit and operating losses and other risk exposures. Provides analytical support on various product strategies to ensure company goals are met. Coordinates the production of performance reports senior management. Reviews and analyzes trends in current population distributions and recommends strategies. May participate in or develop more complex program models to extract data and use databases to provide statistical and financial modeling. Analyzes portfolio trends, concerning credit score cutoffs, loss trends, portfolio dynamics, and bureau scoring criteria. Will participate in the rollout of company-wide pilot programs developed as a result of programmed models. Duties primarily include the regular use of discretion and independent judgment.

Overview of Global Risk Analytics

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an opportunity for a Risk Analysis Specialist I 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.

The role sits within the Data Controls & Integrity (DCI) team. Data Controls & Integrity (DCI) is responsible for ensuring adequate controls and processes exist to validate the firm’s traded products activity for the purposes of Credit and Capital calculations. The team is also heavily involved in process re-engineering, automation, and the development of our target state risk repository.


Overview of the Role
As a Risk Analysis Specialist on the Data Controls & Integrity (DCI) team, your main responsibilities will involve:

• Track and escalate any data quality issues impacting collateral enforceability and Bankruptcy remote Initial Margin.
• Systematic implementation of legal opinions around the Bankruptcy remoteness of initial margin (cleared and un-cleared products).
• Prepare reports summarizing business and control results for a senior audience.
• Work closely with business partners across lines of business and risk Control functions e.g. Wholesale Credit and Risk, Capital Markets Risk, Capital Balance Sheet Management, Client On-Boarding, Legal, Agreements and Documentation Teams, Middle office and Technology.
• Challenge existing processes to develop synergies, ensure alignment, and strengthen controls.
• Write Business Requirements and Perform User Acceptance Testing for the implementation of legal opinions.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience
• 2-5 years experience in the financial services industry (Large banks, brokers-dealers, hedge funds, or financial/data intermediary)
• Working experience in a related field (Market Risk, Middle Office, or Counterparty Credit Risk)
• Strong analytical skills with Traded Products knowledge, and exposure to Credit Risk and Basel rules
• Advanced proficiency in MS Office suite is critical
• Understanding of ISDA Master Agreement’s, and Collateral Support Annexes, documentation standards and negotiations
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Candidate must be able to manage time sensitive issues, prioritize multiple processes and projects, and articulate thought process for decision-making
• Experience with Data Incident Tracking tools such as JIRA/eDIM

Desired Skills and Experience
• Proven programming skills (Python, Tableau, C++, SQL, or equivalent object-oriented programming) a plus
• Prior experience in Data science, data operations or data analysis is preferred

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Responsible for performing more complex analysis and is engaged in the development of modeling that maximizes profits and asset growth and minimizes credit and operating losses and other risk exposures. Provides analytical support on various product strategies to ensure company goals are met. Coordinates the production of performance reports senior management. Reviews and analyzes trends in current population distributions and recommends strategies. May participate in or develop more complex program models to extract data and use databases to provide statistical and financial modeling. Analyzes portfolio trends, concerning credit score cutoffs, loss trends, portfolio dynamics, and bureau scoring criteria. Will participate in the rollout of company-wide pilot programs developed as a result of programmed models. Duties primarily include the regular use of discretion and independent judgment.

Overview of Global Risk Analytics

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an opportunity for a Risk Analysis Specialist I 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.

The role sits within the Data Controls & Integrity (DCI) team. Data Controls & Integrity (DCI) is responsible for ensuring adequate controls and processes exist to validate the firm’s traded products activity for the purposes of Credit and Capital calculations. The team is also heavily involved in process re-engineering, automation, and the development of our target state risk repository.


Overview of the Role
As a Risk Analysis Specialist on the Data Controls & Integrity (DCI) team, your main responsibilities will involve:

• Track and escalate any data quality issues impacting collateral enforceability and Bankruptcy remote Initial Margin.
• Systematic implementation of legal opinions around the Bankruptcy remoteness of initial margin (cleared and un-cleared products).
• Prepare reports summarizing business and control results for a senior audience.
• Work closely with business partners across lines of business and risk Control functions e.g. Wholesale Credit and Risk, Capital Markets Risk, Capital Balance Sheet Management, Client On-Boarding, Legal, Agreements and Documentation Teams, Middle office and Technology.
• Challenge existing processes to develop synergies, ensure alignment, and strengthen controls.
• Write Business Requirements and Perform User Acceptance Testing for the implementation of legal opinions.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience
• 2-5 years experience in the financial services industry (Large banks, brokers-dealers, hedge funds, or financial/data intermediary)
• Working experience in a related field (Market Risk, Middle Office, or Counterparty Credit Risk)
• Strong analytical skills with Traded Products knowledge, and exposure to Credit Risk and Basel rules
• Advanced proficiency in MS Office suite is critical
• Understanding of ISDA Master Agreement’s, and Collateral Support Annexes, documentation standards and negotiations
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Candidate must be able to manage time sensitive issues, prioritize multiple processes and projects, and articulate thought process for decision-making
• Experience with Data Incident Tracking tools such as JIRA/eDIM

Desired Skills and Experience
• Proven programming skills (Python, Tableau, C++, SQL, or equivalent object-oriented programming) a plus
• Prior experience in Data science, data operations or data analysis is preferred

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21067484

Band: H5

Manages People: No

Travel: No

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Jillian Teeter

Referral Bonus:

0