Team-Head, Director of Model Risk & Validation - Commercial Bank - New York State, USA

GQR Global Markets
New York City, NY
Job Type:
Full Time
Risk Management

Job Description


 We are working with a large commercial bank's model risk and validation team, and we are looking for an experienced risk manager to join and lead the group.  You will be leading and growing a new team, and providing vision for enhancement existing model validation processes.

The quant team is filled with highly intellectual and technical individuals who value personal contributions in thought leadership and technical ability. It is a very collaborative and collegial environment that works closely with the various businesses, allowing for greater exposure and movement.

Location: New York State, USA


•             Enhance and improve existing model risk and validation processes

•             Advise on model validation methodologies & industry best practices for lines of businesses

•             Lead and grow a team of model validation quants  whose responsibilities will be performing full regression analysis, benchmarking, model assumption checks, and model reverse engineering.

•             Interface with business heads (treasury, ALM, credit risk, etc)



•             Min MS/ PhD in a quant discipline (Statistics, Econometrics, Mathematics, etc)

•             Minimum 8+  years industry experience in quant model validation or model risk; model development experience a plus

•             Minimum 2+ years managerial experience (especially managing quants)

•             Working experience with financial models: credit risk, pricing, prepayment, goodwill, tax, etc

•             Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

•             Proficiency with SAS, SQL, Matlab

In Return:

•             A huge opportunity to attain progression within a leading quantitative team

•             Very analytical and quantitative exposure

•             Career advancement and competitive compensation structure


This is an immediate hire, interviews are to begin soon and early application is advised. GQR also welcomes tentative enquiries from suitably qualified individuals.

Confidentiality and utmost discretion is 100% assured.

Key words: quantitative risk, risk models, model validation, derivative pricing model, market risk, VaR, model performance testing, model risk, stress testing, model usage, metrics, model benchmarking, revalidation, C++, Python, VBA, Matlab, Los Angeles 




Search Consultant: James Friend


While a resume is preferable we also welcome tentative enquiries from well-qualified persons. To speak with an agent please contact one of our regional offices using the contact details listed below. Utmost confidentiality and discretion is assured.


LOS ANGELES | 1.310.807.5030

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LONDON | 020.3207.9090

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HONG KONG | 852.3678.6738

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