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Developing full understanding of trading strategies, products and risk types in the Macro business (Rates, FX, Commodities). You must be comfortable discussing products and their risks and building spreadsheets to analyze risk and market data, portfolio risks and individual trades.
Identification of 'top risks' and outlier stress events. Working on and performing ad-hoc scenarios.
Participate in Pre-Trade approval process.
Challenge front office traders on risk positions/strategies and escalate to ensure that the risks are well understood by senior management.
Performing deep-dive on trading portfolio reviews to ensure that higher order risks are transparent to senior management.
Develop new or amend control framework risk limits/flags/PTA criteria etc. as appropriate and monitor the same on an ongoing basis facilitating dialogue and risk reduction as required.
Participate as a subject matter expert in several forums: calibrating stress scenarios, inter-departmental forums etc.
Support and facilitate regulatory deliverables.
Dedicatedly work to resolve data quality issues.
You will build and maintain relationships with trading desks, senior business management, other market risk managers and primary control functions Quant Strats, Product Control, Middle Office, Credit Risk Management etc.
Credit Suisse maintains a Working Flexibility Policy, subject to the terms as set forth in the Credit Suisse United States Employment Handbook.
You Offer Qualifications
You have 5 years+ of relevant experience with good knowledge of the markets, products and risks in both linear and non-linear products. Trading experience is a plus. Experience in FX markets preferred.
Familiarity with portfolio risk measurement techniques including VAR and stress testing.
You have positive relationship management and liaison with business people of all levels. However, must be willing to challenge, as needed, particularly front office.
Must be dedicated to information integrity and to producing quality and insightful output and hitting deadlines where applicable. Must be prepared to go into as much detail as is required to resolve issues. Must be capable of working very productively using time very efficiently.
Good presentation skill and communication skills.
You have at least a Bachelor level degree, Masters or PhD can be useful. Familiarity with financial or statistical modelling is beneficial.
You have experience and facility with Excel including VBA and add-in functions, ideally with experience of using financial pricing functions.