04-02-2019 | Global Advisory
Quantitative Analytics

Parker Fitzgerald’s Quantitative Analytics specialists work with our clients to develop world-class risk management capabilities by providing expert advice, guidance and implementation support across the full spectrum of financial and non-financial risk domains. Our teams of industry practitioners, ex-regulators and expert consultants work with clients to develop risk strategy, risk frameworks and policies, risk models and organisational capabilities in response to market pressures and regulatory initiated change across the financial services sector. We are specialists in model development and model validation for banking book, trading book and treasury risk portfolios and in defining and implementing market leading model governance and model risk management solutions.

Role Description

Working in our Quantitative Analytics team you will design and deliver quantitative projects for our clients as part of a team of highly skilled consultants and industry specialists. You will work across the model lifecycle and across the Financial Services sector, delivering results that drive value for our clients and create competitive advantage. You will work through the biggest challenges and their implications to develop and implement market leading solutions.

No matter your career stage your intellectual curiosity and willingness to find new ways of approaching problems will among your greatest assets. You will have, or develop, expertise across a range of portfolios and modelling techniques to address our clients’ priorities; it’s as essential as the client demand for our services if broad. Whether deployed in a small team of specialists or on a larger consulting team you could be working on challenging projects that range from the development retail credit scorecards to quantification of new risk types or creating fresh approaches to stress, or portfolio models.

If you want to be challenged, to work with the best in the industry and be at the forefront of new thinking then we want to meet you.

Role requirements

  • The ability to apply advanced knowledge of statistical techniques to real-world client problems
  • To have the knowledge and skills to work across the model lifecycle from development and validation through to review and governance
  • The motivation and energy to manage your own work ensuring that it is of the highest technical quality and is delivered on time
  • The attitude to embody a “can do” attitude to exceeding demanding client needs
  • Communication skills and the awareness of wider business impacts to and adapt style and method to the audience
  • Graduate degree (2:1 or above) in a quantitative subject (maths, statistics, engineering) from a reputable university. Candidates with a relevant postgraduate qualification will be prioritised
  • Practical experience in the use of relevant statistical packages and/or programming languages (e.g. SAS, R, Python, VBA & SQL)

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