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Quantitative Finance Manager - Military Veterans

at Bank of America

Job Description:

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!

Job Description:
This job is responsible for leading a team to develop or validate quantitative analytics and models for specific business units or risk types. Job expectations include supporting business units and acting as a subject matter expert on specified quantitative modeling techniques, as well as serving as the first or second line of defense overseeing model performance, model risk, and model governance on critical model portfolios.


  • Leads a quantitative team with model coverage of specified focus areas and oversees stakeholder engagement, including team effort in preparation for audit and regulatory exams
  • Sets priorities related to quantitative modeling in line with the bank's overall strategy and prioritization
  • Identifies continuous improvements through reviews of approval decisions on relevant model development or model validation tasks, critical feedback on technical documentation, and effective challenges on model development/validation
  • Maintains and provides oversight of model development and model risk management in respective focus areas to support business requirements and the enterprise's risk appetite
  • Leads and provides methodological, analytical, and technical guidance to effectively challenge and influence the strategic direction and tactical approaches of development/validation projects and identify areas of potential risk
  • Works closely with model stakeholders and senior management with regard to communication of submission and validation outcomes

This job is responsible for conducting quantitative analytics and complex modeling projects for specific business units or risk types. Key responsibilities include leading the development of new models, analytic processes, or system approaches, creating technical documentation for related activities, and working with Technology staff in the design of systems to run models developed. Job expectations may include the ability to influence strategic direction, as well as develop tactical plans.

Counterparty Credit Risk Portfolio Management (CCRPM) team manages counterparty credit risk across the firm at both TOH and legal entity level, ensures compliance with regulatory requirements for Counterparty Credit Risk (CCR) Management and remediates regulatory requests around gaps identified in the CCR frameworks. The role will oversee managing various limits (Stress Gap, Contingent Market Risk), monitoring secondary risk factors, point of weakness analysis of the CCR portfolios, and reporting to internal stakeholders and regulators. The role entails measuring CCR for all lines of businesses in the Markets division covering all traded products (fixed income, currency, commodities, equities).

Develop and maintain risk analytics, secondary Points of Weakness measures to adequately support product and risks to client strategies, develop supplementary risk analysis based on material Risk ID.
Collaborate with Market Risk coverage to apply risk consistent approach.
Develop/maintain secondary limits and monitoring metrics required to support products.
Develop/enhance concentration and liquidity risk measurement frameworks for PE & Stress.
Interface with the Business lines, GMC, and ECR to develop/enhance margin models, work with GRA/MRM to obtain model validation. Establish governance, review and recalibration.
Monitor model performance for the asset class, challenge GRA to enhance models.
Represent CCR for product coverage as it relates to regulatory exams, addressing regulatory findings, presenting on special topics.
Perform end-to-end market risk stress testing including scenario design, scenario implementation, results consolidation, internal and external reporting, and analyzes stress scenario results to better understand key drivers.
Participate in constructing CCR portfolio reviews along with specialized deep dives on specific counterparties.
Present analysis to senior management, including Market Risk, Enterprise Credit and Enterprise Credit, as well as Front Office Sales and Trading.
In this capacity, the person will need to leverage their expertise in CCR and traded products to highlight areas that warrant additional investigation, monitoring and discussion.
The analysis will encompass a range of counterparty exposure management techniques such as potential future exposure, stress testing, sensitivity analysis, wrong way risk.
The person will assist in managing of counterparty concentration limits at the counterparty level across asset classes.

Minimum Education Requirement: Master's degree in related field or equivalent work experience

  • Business Acumen
  • Critical Thinking
  • Regulatory Relations
  • Talent Development
  • Technical Documentation
  • Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines Management
  • Project Management
  • Risk Analytics
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Drives Engagement
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Risk Modeling
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Written Communications

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

Jersey City, NJ

Bank of America

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As a leader in the military, you motivated troops to get the job done. We value your ability to influence change and encourage you to continue that influence here and in our communities. Our Military Affairs Team proudly supports veterans in our communities through education and volunteer events. Together, we can create better communities and a brighter future for us all. 

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You joined the military to protect a nation and its people. Let the same passion for making a difference lead you to a new career. At Bank of America, we’re proud that more than 6,800 veterans work for us. They’ve discovered that their desire to help others didn’t end with their service. Here, you’ll help our customers and clients connect to better financial lives.

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