At the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, employees come first - that's why we offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees.
* Medical, dental and vision insurance * Retirement program (401k and Pension) * Generous PTO plan * 11 paid holidays per year * Hybrid working model (effective February 22, 2022) * Casual dress code
Quantitative Rotational Program
Through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago's Quantitative Rotational Program, we are looking to attract, develop and retain high-achieving and driven employees to build a strong pipeline within our Risk Management and Treasury functions. The program is a 2-year rotational program consisting of four, 6-month rotations across various quantitative departments within FHLBank Chicago, such as Market Risk, Model Risk, Credit, and Treasury.
Throughout the two-year program, quantitative rotational analysts are expected to gain a deep understanding of how we support our customers through the products and services the cooperative offers. This program seeks to accelerate development through structured rotational assignments, on-the-job learning, and supplemental training. In addition to on-the-job experience, participants receive Executive-level mentorship along with networking and development opportunities.
Upon successful completion of the program, analysts will have the opportunity to be placed in a permanent position at FHLBank Chicago based on employee interests and business needs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for developing and/or utilizing tools to analyze, monitor and create reports/processes to measure risk for the bank.
Lead in interest rate model and prepayment model monitoring by back-testing and benchmarking.
Perform independent analysis or research on issues and make recommendations to management for solution.
Automate existing process to increase efficiency.
Identify process gap and add controls where applicable.
Provide support for inquiries from other departments related to fair value for all on balance sheet instruments, including MBS, CMO, callable bonds and interest. rate derivatives, such as swaps, caps and floors.
New report development to provide insight on the Bank's market risk exposure.
Obtain basic understanding of the model development life cycle and industry best practices.
Support different aspects of the validation process (e.g., data verification, modeling theory, benchmarking, back testing, and reporting, emerging risks).
Increase modeling process knowledge by working with model owners and users.
Perform analytics and risk assessment on a large residential & commercial whole loan portfolio through the use of cash flow modeling, examination of loan level characteristics and risk structures.
Assist and maintain the valuation framework and procedures around the collateral pledged to the Bank including benchmark studies, asset level loss analysis and the setting of asset specific haircuts.
Lean and aid in development of forward-looking analytics around fixed income securities and the mortgage market.
Extract, transform and load data into various reporting and analysis formats for utilization.
Create and design new reports, automating processes and reports that were previously manually prepared (such as valuation summaries)
Conducts ad hoc analysis as directed by management and provide support to area of expertise on various projects
Balance Sheet Management/Treasury
Assist in the development of strategies related to liquidity, funding, hedging and asset acquisition.
Design, develop, maintain and run tools to execute daily processes.
Prepare documentation and reports.
Manage compliance requirements.
Communicate with internal and external parties.
Manage relationships with brokers/dealers and other counterparties.
Flexible to learn other related functions to provide treasury team coverage.
MBA or Master's degree, or at least two years (maximum 5 years) related experience in fields such as Risk, Mathematics, Mathematical/Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Economics, or Actuarial Studies.
Relevant work or internship experience in banking or finance is a plus
Ability to develop, maintain, and foster relationships throughout our organization.
Mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience and exposure to programming for data analysis and statistical/numerical techniques (SQL, SAS, R, VBA, and others as appropriate).
Experience in data visualization techniques and associated software (such as Tableau)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors Required:
Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of statistical techniques and data mining concepts and approaches.
A high degree of professionalism with outstanding communication (written, verbal, and listening) skills.
Ability to self-start and self-motivate, a willingness to take an active role to drive results by collaborating with peers and operational leadership.
Attention to detail with respect to data and facility security, documentation, following policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
Proven ability to develop, analyze, and effectively interpret data.
Critical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Appropriately solicit, accept, and apply ongoing performance feedback.
FHLBank Chicago Maintains a Safe Work Environment With A Mandatory Vaccination Policy For All Employees.
We are committed to providing a safe work environment for all our employees. The FHLBank Chicago requires all employees, except those who may require accommodations under federal or state civil rights laws, to be fully vaccinated.
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago is a $100 billion wholesale bank and one of 11 district banks chartered in 1932 by the U.S. Congress to support mortgage lending and community investment. Each FHLBank operates as an independent organization and is governed by a board of directors elected by its member institutions. As a cooperative, we provide reliable liquidity to our member banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and community development financial institutions located in Illinois and Wisconsin, focusing on the distinct needs of their individual businesses and communities.
We offer products and services to help our members fund loans and investments held in portfolio, manage liquidity, fund mortgages into the secondary market, secure third party agreements, and achieve asset liability management goals. Through our Community Investment and Affordable Housing programs, we also help our members to provide affordable housing and economic development in the communities they serve.
FHLBank Chicago is a place, where everyone can make a difference—both for our organization and for the communities we serve through our member financial institutions. We aim to create a diverse... and inclusive environment where employees are fully engaged and positioned to do their best work. Teamwork is valued, and even entry-level hires may find themselves working side-by-side with senior-level executives.