As an Associate Director - Research in the Model Validation Team you will perform independent model validations of credit risk and other models at Moody's Analytics Enterprise Risk Solution Division. Additionally, you will participate in the evolution of model risk management at the firm, assessing model risk and presenting model validation findings and other model risk management topics to the Model Risk Management Committee. This position provides a unique opportunity to learn about a wide variety of credit risk models, including PD and LGD models, VaR models, valuation models, stress testing models and ot hers. This role reports to the Head of Model Validation and Governance. The person in this role will lead independent model validation projects involving assessing:
Model theory and design, data collection and preparation, specification and estimation, testing
Write reports documenting assessment, findings and recommendations
Communicate findings to developers, Model Risk Management Committee and Senior Management
Review redress to findings and recommendations
Review model performance monitoring reports
Create and communicate presentations covering model risk management topics
Actively participate in the evolution of Model Risk Management at Moody's Analytics
Master's/PhD degree (PhD preferred) in a quantitative field required (Statistics or Econometrics preferred)
3 years of work experience in model development or model validation desired but not required
Credit risk modeling experience preferred, but not required. Familiarity with Moody's Analytics products (EDFs/Riskcalc/CMM/RiskFrontier) is helpful.
Excellent quantitative modeling, research, and programming skills (R, Matlab, SAS)
Detail-oriented, proactive and efficient
Ability to work independently on multiple tasks
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective presentation skills to multiple levels of management and associates
Effective interpersonal skills, particularly in communicating effective challenge oriented findings
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