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Senior Quantitative Financial Analyst (Market Risk)

Paris, , France

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Quantitative Finance Analyst (Market Risk)

Corporate Title: up to SVP

Location: Paris

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection.  Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Location Overview:

Based in the 8th arrondissement and within the Parisian Golden Triangle, our beautiful Art-Deco era office benefits from luxury modern workspaces, an abundance of natural light and is easily accessible by public transport.

The Team:

Corporate Audit Market Risk Audit is a global team of subject matter experts in traded market risk and valuation, comprised of nine senior associates in APAC (2), EMEA (3), and AMRS (4) at present. You will be expected to work closely with team members across the globe and engage with key partners in the Corporate Audit organization, including the Global Markets Audit, Model Risk Audit and Technology Audit teams. Existing members are drawn from wide range of quantitative backgrounds, and the team comprises former traders, market risk managers, front office and finance quants, and regulators. The team leads many high-profile audits comprising both regulatory-required and functional work, with continual senior management and regulatory focus. In this role you will gain exposure both within Audit and more widely in the firm.

Role Description:

We are looking for someone with a risk-based audit skillset and traded market risk & valuation subject matter expertise to perform audit work (design & execute test programs; develop & communicate evidenced-based conclusions on the effectiveness of business process controls; validate issues; manage stakeholder relationships) with a specific focus on the Market Risk and Global Markets areas as part of the global Market Risk Audit team.


  • Working flexibly as part of the global team on audit projects as required, including providing subject matter expert support to other teams within Corporate Audit.
  • Performing thorough technical analyses and summarizing results in concise and impactful report conclusions for distribution and presentation to senior management and bank regulators.
  • Assessing the control environment effectiveness of market risk measurement and valuation processes within Global Markets Risk and Global Markets, providing independent challenge to existing approaches as needed.
  • Proposing and executing test programs as part of day-to-day audit work.
  • Developing and managing independent relationships with stakeholders across first and second lines.
  • Maintaining timely and relevant knowledge and awareness of business, industry, and regulatory trends, best practices, and standards.
  • Close work with a support development team to enhance and automate testing by leveraging new technologies and artificial intelligence.

What we are looking for:

  • Has good knowledge of financial instruments and financial risk management principles, including exposure to Global Markets products, both derivatives and securities; a deep understanding and knowledge of market risk measures and fair valuation; and an excellent comprehension of financial modelling fundamentals.
  • Understands internal audit’s role and objectives and how risk-based auditing is used to assess business process control environment effectiveness.
  • Has demonstrable experience in risk management, price verification, quant or trading group in a bank or other financial institution.
  • Has excellent presentation skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to produce high quality technical documentation.
  • Has the ability to problem solve; the ability to work both as a self-starting individual and as part of an integrated team; a positive outlook and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment/multi-task under pressure; and is an intellectually curious, critical thinker.

Skills that will help:

  • An advanced degree in a quantitative field (e.g. PhD or Master's degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Finance, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or related field).
  • Experience in computational, engineering or scientific research or development roles.
  • Knowledge of market risk capital regulation (Basel III implementation through the US Market Risk Rule and the Capital Requirements Regulation in EU and UK jurisdictions), awareness of requirements in the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book and the wider regulatory environment (e.g., Sound Practices for Model Risk Management, SR 11-7).

Benefits of working at Bank of America:


  • Competitive retirement plan in addition to State plans
  • Mandatory Medical Plan provided by the bank as a top-up to Social Security health benefits for you and your family.
  • Employees and family members can receive free health advice 24/7 through a range of English and French speaking medical providers
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Time Savings Account (‘CET’) to save some of your leave days, cash them out or use them later
  • Reimbursement of 50% of your commuter pass
  • Nursery scheme for children under age 3
  • Works council benefits
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme for confidential support and help for everyday matters
  • Opportunity to give back to your community, develop new skills and work with new groups of people by volunteering with local charities
  • Opportunity to receive free entry to arts exhibitions sponsored by Bank of America in Paris

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependants or physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.

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49-51 Rue La Boetie, Paris, 75008