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Senior Quantitative Analyst

Job ID R77276 Updated date 06/05/2019 Location New York, New York
NYC 299 Park Avenue (22957), United States of America, New York, New York

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Senior Quantitative Analyst

This Quant role is to develop market risk models for the Capital Markets line of business. These models are critical to enabling continued prudent growth of the Commercial Bank and other trading activity. The outputs of these models will be used in hedging trading risks, stress testing, risk-weighted assets, and limits monitoring.



  • Take ownership of the model development process across all stages of model development including data collection, model build, model validation, testing and calibration
  • Develop quantitative models based on statistical and mathematical principles and perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting by applying quantitative, mathematical, and statistical concepts, understanding of fixed income securities and derivatives pricing and risk methodologies, advanced tools such as VBA, C++, C#, Python or R, and data processing techniques including cash flow forecasting, stochastic calculus, Monte Carlo simulation, lattices/trees, finite differences, advanced statistical modeling (time series and panel data). 
  • Support related quantitative functions, including stress testing, capital adequacy analysis, and other ad hoc portfolio analytics
  • Combine business experience and insights with econometric and statistical modeling skills to reach results that are both intuitive and technically sound
  • Prepare detailed reports to senior management to be used in business decision making regarding the results of statistical analyses understandable by non-statisticians.
  • Explore data visualization development using Python or another web-based platform to enhance current reporting abilities.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with stakeholders including the Front Office, Middle Office, Model Validation Group, Audit, and regulators

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Financial Engineering, Operations Research, Physics, Finance, Business or Technology
  • At least 1 year of experience in C#, C++ or Python

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with market risk models such as the Greeks, Value-at-Risk (VaR), Potential Future Exposure (PFE), etc.
  • Stochastic calculus, Monte Carlo Simulation, lattices/trees, finite difference, advanced statistical modeling
  • Extensive knowledge of capital markets products (eg. Rates, FX and Commodity derivatives)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional qualifications (CFA, FRM, etc.) a plus

Capital One will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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