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Market Risk Analyst

Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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Job Role
Risk Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
To monitor and manage the risk in relevant area for the Markets Division by identifying, quantifying, analysing and troubleshooting market risk issues on a daily basis
  • Build and improve on a risk report for various trading desks
  • Perform market risk factor analysis in order to identify risk
  • Attribute profit and losses to various market risk factors
  • Identify quantify analyse and troubleshoot market risk issues
  • Evaluate implement and optimise risk management processes and systems
  • Build and maintain professional working relationships with all stakeholders displaying excellent abilities to initiate dialogue listen advise influence and negotiate to achieve win win outcomes
  • Initiate meetings with key stakeholders to track progress manage expectations and ensure stakeholders requirements are delivered
  • Preserve relationships despite airing conflicting views and seeks mutual gains when addressing conflicts
  • Anticipate consequences and adapts problem solving based on continual feedback
  • Act speedily to resolve problems queries and complaints
  • Adapt communication styles to meet the needs of different audiences
  • Attribute actual profits and losses to its risk sensitivities
  • Explain large profits/losses to top management in terms of market risk sensitivities
  • Ensure daily interaction with traders and conduct scenario analysis on their behalf
  • Demonstrate pride in the organisations brand services and products by consistently delivering on the brands promise
  • Follow through to ensure that personal quality and productivity standards are consistently and accurately maintained
  • Stay relevant and up to date with legislations and new developments
  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback
  • Handle stress in ways that do not negatively impact others
  • Plan and manage own workflow anticipating obstacles juggling priorities and following through on objectives within agreed time frames and according to quality standards
  • Take ownership of personal career development leveraging formal and informal opportunities
  • Read situations and organisational realities
  • Set aside personal agenda for the greater good
  • Act in an ethical transparent and morally defensible manner including highlighting unethical practices
  • Share debate and communicate learnings
  • Flag and debate issues constructively
  • Promote a friendly cooperative climate

Min Qualifications:

Minimum Honours Degree in Mathematics, Physics or Quantitative Finance

Programming ability (e.g., Python / Matlab / VBA)

Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Qualification, CFA, or Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) advantageous

Min Years of Experience:

Minimum 2 years similar working experience in market risk, model validation, quantitative analysis, or related area within a financial institution.

Industry Experience:

Financial Services, Banking or Asset Management.

Skillset required / Must have:

Experience with the pricing and/or risk management of complex derivatives (i.e., risk drivers spanning multiple asset classes, including optionality component or credit contingent features) or has supported an XVA desk.

Has actively engaged with trading desks involved in deal structuring.

Demonstrate rigorous attention to detail.

Cultivate an active interest in markets, the economy and business initiatives.



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All appointments will be made in line with FirstRand Group's Employment Equity plan. The Bank supports the recruitment and advancement of individuals with disabilities. In order for us to fulfill this purpose, candidates can disclose their disability information on a voluntary basis. The Bank will keep this information confidential unless we are required by law to disclose this information to other parties.

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