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Vice President, Model Risk Management, Model Validation team

Employer
BlackRock
Location
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Sector
Banking and Financial Services
Role
C-suite
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Description

About this role

What we do

BlackRock's business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients-period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future.

That's why investors of all kinds have made us the world's largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it's why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

Job Description

Business Overview

BlackRock's Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group provides independent oversight of BlackRock's fiduciary and enterprise risks. The Enterprise Risk team within RQA oversees those risks which directly impact the corporate entity (i.e. BlackRock, Inc., or one of its subsidiaries), rather than the fiduciary risks assumed by funds/clients, such as investment risks and counterparty risks. The team's focus includes but is not limited to: operational risk, technology, vendor, model and market risk, stress testing for market risk and the quantitative estimation of capital adequacy requirements.

Model Validation team in Model Risk Management

The Model Validation team is an integral part of the global Model Risk Management Team. The Global Model Risk Management function within the Enterprise Risk team is responsible for developing the firm-wide Model Risk Management framework and the implementation of the framework across BlackRock.

Key responsibility of the Model Validation team is performing independent reviews of models, primarily, the models produced and owned by the Alladin Financial Engineering (AFE) group. The team works with the model owners and other stakeholders (e.g. model users; governance representatives etc.), design and run independent testing of the models, and provide effective challenge to the model's methodology and implementation, focusing on the usage cases of the models.

Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate conceptual soundness of models by evaluating the model theory (incl. model assumptions, limitations), model construction and model testing in relation to the known model use cases.
  • Review adequacy of testing performed by model owners and design and execute efficient independent model testing both standardized and tailored to specifics of the model's type, implementation and usage.
  • Document validation approach, observations, findings and conclusions in comprehensive validation reports.
  • Communicate model validation conclusions to relevant stakeholders, including escalating identified model findings, risks or gaps to senior management, and presenting model validation outcomes to relevant Model Approval Committees (MAC).
Qualifications:

We are looking for candidates who are strong in at least two of the below four criteria, and are reasonably good with potential to learn in the others:
  • Broad market and finance knowledge, with deep expertise in certain asset class areas.
  • Strong Mathematics, Statistics and Analytical skills.
  • Strong technical background, including fluency in different system and/or programming languages.
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to explain sophisticated financial and technical concepts in a way appropriate to different target audiences, as well as preparing and delivering efficient public presentations.
Any of the below specific knowledge, skills or experiences will be additional bonus for a successful candidate (please note not everything from the list is expected, different combinations will be considered and appreciated):
  • Advanced Degree (MS, PhD) in a quantitative discipline
  • Experience in quantitative model development or validation
  • Understanding/experience with of some of the model types:
    • Derivatives pricing and hedging models
    • Risk factor, Portfolio risk, VaR models
    • Portfolio construction and Optimization models
    • Liquidity and T-cost models
    • Performance attribution models
    • AI/ML models
    • Prepayment and default models
    • Economic factor, curves, volatility surface models
    • other
  • Confident programming/usage of some of the following:
    • Python
    • R
    • C++
    • SQL
    • Hadoop
    • Linux applications
    • Advanced Excel modelling / VBA
    • Other languages/applications
  • Deep market expertise in some of the asset classes:
    • Equity
    • FI
    • Beta
    • Derivatives
    • A(M)BS
    • Credit
    • Private
    • LDI
    • other

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law. Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.

Job requisition #

R242749

Company

About Us

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. We serve pension plans providing for nurses, teachers, firefighters, law enforcement and other public and private sector workers, individual investors investing for their own retirement, and institutions such as governments, foundations and insurance companies. Clients turn to BlackRock for the innovative solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. We are passionate about helping those we serve build a strong financial future, so we seek out a diverse range of perspectives and talents to solve their most complex challenges.

While our firm has offices across more than 30 countries, we operate as "One BlackRock:” our people thrive on collaboration, mutual trust and respect, and we inspire each other to collectively raise our game. BlackRock is dedicated to its principles, which include a culture of equity and inclusion, where employees can bring their full selves to every conversation, every day.

Our employee networks

Our global networks are dynamic communities built on shared experiences, intersectionality and allyship. They are culture carriers for the firm, offering employees and allies the opportunity to enhance and shape the inclusive culture to which we aspire. Employee networks are sponsored by senior leaders and are proudly designed by employees, for employees.

The Ability & Allies Network (ABN) provides a sense of community, advocacy, resources and support for all types of disability-related issues within the firm.

Awards:

2022 Disability:IN Disability Equality Index

BlackRock was recognised as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion after scoring 100% on the Disability Equality Index. The index is a joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN. that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality.

Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2022 – US & UK

This recognition is a result of the feedback provided by current and former colleagues about their experiences working at BlackRock. Ranking #72 in the US and #12 in the UK.

#1 Capital Markets Industry 2023

BlackRock was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies for the 3rd consecutive year, according to Forbes and JUST Capital. We ranked #1 in the Capital Markets industry. The 2023 list of America’s Most JUST Companies celebrates U.S. corporations that outperform their peers in the Russell 1000 on the priorities of the American people – including issues like fair pay, ethical leadership, good benefits and work-life balance, equal opportunity, customer treatment and privacy, community support, environmental impact, and delivering shareholder return. By balancing the needs of all stakeholders, JUST 100 companies demonstrate that profits and purpose can go hand in hand.

 

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