Quantitative Analyst
Discovery
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
17h ago
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The Credit Risk Modelling team is responsible for the development, oversight and embedding of credit risk measurement models for the bank.

The Quantitative Analyst plays an important role within the Credit Risk Modelling team to, develop the credit risk models to predict risk estimates such as PD, EAD, and LGD, and operational models to support credit risk decisions.

Areas the models will be used include :

  • IFRS 9
  • Basel models to support the Capital Calculation
  • Account Management
  • Acquisitions Management Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to Build, validate, document, implement, monitor and rebuild :
  • Credit risk models (retail loan origination models, business banking customer rating models, and loan behaviour scorecards)
  • Collective Provision and Expected Loss methodologies. This includes all inputs of Probability of Default, Loss Given Default and Exposure at Default (methodology).
  • Conduct detailed analytical work with a high level of accuracy in order to deliver high level results to senior management.

  • Develop ongoing improvements to the model reporting.
  • Responsible for managing issues through to resolution.
  • Define and specify key data requirements to support modelling approaches.
  • Document model technical manual , modelling choices made, and model methodology considerations. Working with the leaders of the Credit Risk Modelling team to ensure :
  • Models are effectively embedded into operational activities
  • The program of work for the department is documented and resourcing or delivery issues are well managed.
  • Identifying inefficiencies and proposing operational process improvements to enable better outcomes. Add value to deliverables with excellent problem solving, idea generation and strategic thinking.
  • Work closely with the wider Credit Team, Finance, Product Development and System Architects to optimize the best solution for the bank and group.

    Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Resourceful and tenacious
  • Self-motivated
  • Focused on driving results
  • Detail-oriented
  • Organised and process oriented; ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Ability to convey complex data in a concise understandable manner and distil the key messages
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively across varying levels of Management and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Good and clear written style.
  • Strong verbal and written reporting skills.
  • Quantitative / qualitative analytical skills Education and Experience
  • MSc / BSc (Hons) in Statistics / Actuarial Science / Financial Maths / Applied Maths
  • Programming capabilities in SAS / R / Python / VBA
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in relevant field (e.g. behavioural credit scoring, credit impairments under IFRS 9, regulatory capital requirements, credit risk management processes across the credit life cycle)
  • Retail banking experience
  • Strong track record of professional performance
  • Skilled in Microsoft products, particularly PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Access
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