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CIB QR – Quantitative Research, Market Risk Methodology – Associate/VP

Req #: 180033302
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Potential Referral Amount: 0 Pound Sterling (GBP)

The Market Risk Quantitative Research team (MRQR) is responsible for development of Value-at-Risk models used for risk management and capitalization of the trading businesses. MRQR works closely with Market Risk Coverage, Market Risk Technology and Model Review teams. MRQR is part of the broader Quantitative Research group (QR) and collaborates extensively with asset-aligned QR teams (i.e., “desk quants”) as well as with Middle Office, Risk Reporting, the Front Office, and Controllers, to develop a VaR platform that captures risk fully within a robust control environment.


Primary Functions and Job Responsibilities:


Serve on the MRQR Central Methodology Team whose purpose is to ensure the quality and consistency of VaR models and documentation across the group. The Central Methodology Team’s responsibilities include:

• Establish the standards for documentation of methodologies and for the evidence that supports them e.g. product-level VaR methodologies.

• Partner with and provide support to the MRQR Product Specialists and the Infrastructure & Model Delivery Team in the design and implementation of new or improved risk methodologies.

• Integrate analytical efforts across products, businesses and regulatory regimes.

• Gain a broad and detailed understanding of the risk methodologies used for all asset classes across the firm.

• Perform analyses to demonstrate the validity, limitations and appropriateness of risk methodologies.

• Proactively identify model shortcomings, limitations or inconsistencies and devise remediating strategies.

• Develop and maintain good and efficient working relationships with other groups, Front and Middle Office, Research, Compliance, Model Review, etc.

• Work with Business, Risk and Technology partners to develop a flexible, configurable and accessible risk management platform incorporating industry best practices

Skills & Qualifications:


• An advanced degree in a quantitative subject such as physics, mathematics, engineering, mathematical finance or similar.

• Prior experience (including internship) in risk management and modeling at a major financial institution desirable.

• Practical experience in the details of pricing methods for a broad range of complex financial instruments.

• Familiarity with Value-at-Risk methodologies and related regulation (e.g. CRR/FRTB) beneficial.

• Excellent technical communication skills.  Ability to clearly, completely and correctly document the analytic details of methods used in the firm’s risk calculations.

• Ability to code realistic prototype calculations for analysis and exposition purposes, with C++ and Python coding experience desirable.

• Self motivated with an ability to independently identify methodological or functional shortcomings and seek practical solutions.

 • Knowledge of Machine Learning/Data Science theory, techniques and tools would be beneficial.


About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank:


J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.  Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at


JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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