Quantitative Analyst
Boikago Group
Cape Town, Western Cape
6d ago

A well know financial services and insurance company based in Cape Town is looking for a Quantitative Analyst

Job Purpose

The role is individually accountable for designing, producing, analysing and documenting a range of IFRS9 provisioning models and / or capital models across the entire business.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain and enhance IFRS9 provisioning models and / or regulatory and economic capital models.
  • Analyse large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns.
  • Continuously research and assess new processes for model development and enhancement.
  • Engages with external service providers to ensure appropriate levels of best practice benchmarking and model review
  • Do ad-hoc analysis and present results.
  • Propose solutions and strategies to business challenges.
  • Present information in a clear and understandable way
  • Competencies

  • Identifies, understands and acts on broader opportunities in order to drive longer-term value-adding change. Identifies and acts on market and / or competitor trends / opportunities to set, develop and drive out value adding change.
  • Is able to understand, identify and act on broader opportunities in order to drive longer-term, value-adding change. Applies judgement effectively.

    Identifies and acts on market and / or competitor trends / opportunities to set, develop and drive out strategic value adding change.

  • Influences and rallies people behind common goals and inspires others to exceed expectations. Actively supports the growth and performance of people around them.
  • Communicates clear strategies and objectives for own function.

  • Demonstrates ability to relate to challenges from a range of diverse but relevant perspectivesGenerates creative / out-of-the-box solutions.
  • Challenges the status quo and / or demonstrates ability to relate to challenges from a range of diverse but relevant perspectives.

    Generates new perspectives that allow a more creative approach to be followed. Willing to take calculated risks when introducing novel ideas.

  • Puts the customer at the heart of business decisions and drives to improve value for customers. Builds inspiring customer relationships.
  • Being a customer champion and being responsive to customer needs so as to improve our speed to market.

  • Learns and actively works to build self-awareness; develop through experience and feedback from others. Copes effectively with stress and has the resilience to take on stretching and challenging assignments which carry a risk of failure.
  • Adjusts effectively to work within new work structures; processes; requirements, or cultures.

  • Proactively establishes and maintains relationships. Values driven in relating to others. Engenders trust, respect and the building of meaningful relationships across a variety of contexts.
  • Able to handle a wide range of relational challenges including conflict and confrontation to collaborate across boundaries.

    Minimum educational & experience requirements

  • Degree with Statistics / Maths / Applied Maths / Financial Risk Management / Data Science / Engineering or related discipline.
  • 3 years’ experience with provisioning models. R / Python proficiency is beneficial.
  • Behavioural skills required

  • Innovation
  • Leading with Influence
  • Collaboration
  • Customer First
  • Execution
  • Personal Mastery
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