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Model Validation - VP (Risk and Capital)

New York City, New York, United States
Closing date
Apr 22, 2024

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Job Role
Risk Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Mizuho America's Model Risk Management is the firm's second line of defense tasked with managing model risk generated via the firm's various entities and corporate functions. The group is tasked with establishing and implementing an SR 11-7 consistent risk management framework by which the firm's model inventory is effectively challenged and validated. The group is additionally tasked with managing model risk governance, ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, and regulatory rules. Mizuho seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as a Model Validation Vice President. The employee will work within the Model Risk Management Group. They will perform model validation of Bank's capital and risk management models.

  • Take ownership of validation projects in specific areas of Risk and Capital models
  • Provide independent review and validation of a variety of capital, risk, margin and other models
  • Evaluate the models based on various aspects including - model data and parameters, design and methodology, implementation and model documentation; perform model benchmarking by using alternate approaches; assess model assumptions and limitations
  • Verbally communicate validation results and discuss issues, challenges and methodologies with internal audiences including senior management
  • Be responsible for tracking of corrective action plans for models
  • Engage in the entire model lifecycle and describe and support model validation outcome during model approval process
  • Work with model owners, developers and users to ensure models are operating within the framework of the Mizuho Americas Model Risk Management Policy

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline
  • General knowledge of stochastic calculus, statistical analysis; derivatives pricing theory across one or more asset classes (IR/FX/Credit/Equity), traded products and market/credit risk
  • 5+ years of Financial Services experience in quantitative modeling or model risk role
  • Strong oral communication and technical writing skills
  • Strong programming and database skills
  • Working knowledge of SR 11-7 guidance on model risk management

The expected base salary ranges from $115,000 - $160,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, certifications and licenses obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. In addition to salary and a generous employee benefits package, successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.

Other requirements

Mizuho has in place a remote working program, with varying opportunities for remote work depending on the nature of the role, needs of your department, as well as local laws and regulatory obligations.

Company Overview

Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. Mizuho's operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), which is comprised of offices in nearly 40 countries, approximately 60,000 employees, and assets of more than USD 1.8 trillion. Learn more at

Mizuho Americas offers a competitive total rewards package.

We are an EEO/AA Employer -M/F/Disability/Veteran.

We participate in the E-Verify program.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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