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Financial Risk Specialist
Posted on 2/2/2022
Greenwich, CT, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills; a creative and innovative thinker
  • Active listener with strong oral and written communication skills, plus good stakeholder management
  • Distinct strategic and critical thinking; work through ambiguity, paying attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly context switch; resilient
  • Highly self-motivated and feature the ability to work independently (driven and proactive) - takes ownership/accountability for a function and product
  • Ability to run with workload and determine priorities
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong technology experience: SQL (desirable)
  • Ability to explain complex issues and present technical information clearly
  • Analyze calculations, methodologies and models used for credit, market and liquidity risks, identifies potential issues and resolves with owners
  • Apply knowledge of regulatory standards e.g. CRDIV, CRR, etc. to derive assurance over current practices and controls
  • Run independent scenarios to test stress test projections, capital provisions and inputs to capital reporting and ICAAP
  • Review and constructively challenge calculations, assumptions and results of models used to manage market and credit risk, and project liquidity requirements across LEs
  • Review risk limits across all financial risk stripes for applicability and adequacy; gathers metrics and reviews relative to risk appetite statements
  • Critically analyze financial risk metrics/data and identifies areas for further analysis - identify data and metrics required for intraday monitoring of financial risks
  • Monitor market, credit and liquidity risk exposures daily against limits to identify systemic or idiosyncratic risks
  • Forecast and monitor market trends for impact to IB - present findings for review
  • Analyze capital structure and adequacy against applicable regulatory capital ratios and requirements, including providing Risk input into ICAAP process and advise on compliance
  • Assess liquidity and market risk levels by apply a risk-based approach to oversee risk taking activities
  • Research to assess the severity of risk under varying scenarios and shocks
  • Conduct statistical analysis to evaluate risk, using software such as SPSS and SAS/STAT
  • Use financial packages and software, including portfolio management software
  • 5+ years in financial services, regulatory audit or related field with a quantitative primary degree (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematical Finance or Economics)
  • 3+ Working knowledge of relevant financial risk regulations - CRDIV, CRR, SEC, FINRA, OCC, FRB, BCBS and EBA principles on Market, Liquidity & Credit Risk stripes
  • Strong data manipulation, interrogation and analysis skills - ability to use large data sets to derive conclusions and actionable outcomes
  • Ability to quantitatively analyze and validate complex models - structured, demonstrable and defensible approach to applying regulatory guidance on risk management to practical applications in IB
  • Recognized qualification in Risk Management or equivalent
Interactive Brokers

1,001-5,000 employees

Multinational brokerage firm
Company Overview
IBKR is on a mission to transform how millions of people trade around the globe. The company operates the largest electronic trading platform in the US by number of daily active users.
  • Competitive Pay with discretionary bonus packages which include company stock grants
  • Comprehensive Health Plans that include extensive Vision, Dental and Prescription coverage
  • Daily Lunch Allowance
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan (generous company match)
  • Wellness Incentives
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Personal Time and Sick Leave