Director, ERM Model Risk Validation

  • Company: TIAA
  • Location: Peconic, New York
  • Posted: December 21, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1711621
Job Description



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This role will perform independent reviews and validations of models covering a wide range of financial instruments with primary focus on actuarial models.




  • Evaluation of models based on: conceptual soundness of model specification, assessment of  model assumptions and limitations including input data and parameters, design and methodology, completeness of testing performed to support the correctness of the implementation, suitability and comprehensiveness of performance metrics and risk measures associated with use of a model

  • Design and implementation of tests to measure the potential impact of model limitations, parameter estimation error or deviations from model assumptions

  • Performing model benchmarking by using alternative approaches

  • Communicating validation results and discussing issues, challenges and methodologies with internal audiences including model owners and senior management





  • Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline (statistics, mathematics, hard sciences or engineering) is required.

  • A minimum of 7+ years working experience in quantitative financial modeling or model validation covering one or several of the following areas: stochastic processes; actuarial/ALM; derivatives; structured products; credit and market risk; fixed income; asset allocation is required.

  • Programming skills in both general-purpose languages and statistical software is required (such as SAS, MATLAB, C++, etc.).

  • Formal actuarial experience, i.e. FSA/ASA, is a strong plus.

  • Understanding of supervisory guidance on Model Risk Management (SR 11-7) preferred.




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