Market Risk Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL at TradeStation

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

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Market Risk Analyst
Plantation, FL or Chicago, IL
 
The Market Risk Analyst will assist in controlling market risks associated with client trading accounts to ensure that risk exposure and concentrations are identified and understood, that the risk profile is in line with the firm's risk appetite, and that non-standard risks and risk representation issues are adequately addressed. The Analyst will be able to apply their knowledge of financial products and markets to the identification, analysis, reporting and control of risks in US equities, equity options, futures and futures options.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Identify, analyze, measure, monitor, and report the market risk on both firm and customer level
  • Develop and produce a wide range of risk analyses, including portfolio valuation and duration sensitivity analysis
  • Develop and produce reports and presentation materials to communicate market risk to internal and external audiences
  • Design, measure, monitor, and report on stress scenarios for market risk
  • Assist in the development and enhancement of valuation and risk management models and information systems
  • Assume ad hoc responsibilities, as needed

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: 
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills required
  • Ability to interpret the results of complex financial analyses, develop conclusions, and make recommendations
  • Demonstrate passion for financial markets, risk management and be inquisitive about applying analytical and statistical techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of statistical concepts and the ability for critical thinking
  • Strong MS Office, specifically spreadsheet skills, required; database skills strongly desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and as a member of a team

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Quantitative background via an Undergraduate or Graduate degree in a discipline such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or Economics
  • MBA and/or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation preferred
  • 7-10+ years of experience in the brokerage industry