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Quantitative Risk Analyst – Model Validation

deutsche bank
United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Risk Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Overview

Job Title:
Quantitative Risk Analyst - Model Validation


Role Description

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 841bn of assets under management (as of 31 March 2023). Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognised by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management - as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus - complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our investment approach strategically.

The Risk platform is the independent risk oversight function of DWS. Model Risk is part of the Risk function and is designed to provide governance and control to manage a variety of models used in the Firm and associated risks. The Model Risk team works as a global organization with team members in New York, London and Frankfurt with a focus around validating, testing and overseeing the usage of models related to Corporate Risk (liquidity/economic capital) and Investment Risk for Liquid and Illiquid investment strategies.

What We’ll Offer You

As part of our flexible scheme, here are just some of the benefits that you’ll enjoy

  • Best in class leave policy
  • Gender neutral parental leaves
  • 100% reimbursement under childcare assistance benefit (gender neutral)
  • Sponsorship for Industry relevant certifications and education
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your family members
  • Comprehensive Hospitalization Insurance for you and your dependents
  • Accident and Term life Insurance
  • Complementary Health screening for 35 yrs. and above

Your key


  • Producing quantitative analysis to support the team in conducting validations on DWS models (both in-house and vendor), based on regulatory guidance, internal policy and procedures and best industry practice
  • Support with the communication of findings and recommendations to model owners and prepare the model validation reports
  • Working closely with Investment teams on topics including model assumptions and limitations to ensure models remain fit for purpose
  • Participate in independent model reviews on complex topics in accordance with business needs and regulatory requirements
  • Assist in building benchmark models used across the model validation team, design backtesting or other methodologies to test the conceptual soundness of model assumptions

Your skills and experience:

  • Strong quantitative finance skills gained through education, internships or professional experience using quantitative tools such as Python, C++, R, Matlab
  • Sound theoretical and practical finance knowledge across asset classes such as FX, Rates, Commodities, Equities
  • Good understanding of valuation methods, capital markets, portfolio theory and risk management
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, with experience of producing reports/technical documentation related to financial topics
  • Educated to degree level in a quantitative field such physics, mathematics, statistics, economics or engineering, or with relevant industry experience

How We’ll Support You

  • Training and development to help you excel in your career
  • Coaching and support from experts in your team
  • A culture of continuous learning to aid progression
  • A range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your needs

About Us And Our Teams

Please visit our company website for further information:

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Visit Inside Deutsche Bank to discover more about the culture of Deutsche Bank including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Learning, Future of Work and more besides. ]]>

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