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
The Model Risk Analyst (Analyst) within the Model Risk Management Group (MRM) is responsible for various tasks supporting model validation and risk governance. The tasks are both technical (e.g., related to data analytics and quantitative modeling) and administrative (e.g., documentation requirements). By completing these tasks, the analyst will enhance both his/her technical skills and understanding of how financial models are used within the bank.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Explain and present testing results to MRM, model owners and other stakeholders;
Work effectively with other risk analysts within MRM and perform ad-hoc analysis to support model-related initiatives;
Review model data sources, assumptions, and underlying theory for conceptual soundness;
Perform sensitivity analysis and attribution analysis to determine the key financial risk factor(s)/input(s) impacting the Model;
Challenge current methods by considering additional modeling enhancements or different metrics to assess model effectiveness;
Perform independent benchmarking, back testing and other analysis for applicable models;
Recommend new ways to automate/improve the modeling process;
Effectively challenge the model owners by identifying potential model weakness and provide constructive recommendations.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Graduate Degree (MS/MA/MBA) in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Mathematics, Statistics, Financial Mathematics, Econometrics);
0-3 years of related working experience;
Passionate about risk management and interested in model validation;
Detail-oriented, a critical thinker and possess excellent communication skills;
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoints)
Knowledge in Statistics and basic data analysis (knowledge of SQL/R/Python a plus)
Basic understanding in fixed income securities or mortgage products (CFA/FRM certifications a plus).
Knowledge of stochastic processes or interest-rate model techniques;
Experience using machine learning techniques utilizing regression and classification algorithms;
Familiar with Tableau and level of detail (LOD)
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. #LI-Hybrid
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.