Quantitative Risk Analyst

The Bank for International Settlement (BIS)
8th October 2018
Basel, Switzerland
Job Type
Preferred Academic Qualification


The Bank for International Settlements is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation via wide-ranging banking, economic research and policy coordination activities.

Office location: Basel
Employment - Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
Application Deadline: 04/11/2018

The BIS seeks a Quantitative Risk Analyst to join its Risk Management unit. As an integral member of the seven-strong Risk Methodology team, you will develop and implement methodologies to measure and manage risk across various risk categories. In addition, you will support new product rollouts, manage related projects, and help select and implement new risk IT solutions. You will also liaise with peers both within the Bank and at central banks or international financial institutions on risk methodology issues.

We would like to meet candidates with a master's qualification in a quantitative discipline. You will have an excellent knowledge of financial risk measurement and management, including quantitative models for risk and valuation. An additional advantage would be experience in specifying and implementing IT systems, including knowledge of object-oriented programming and relational database modelling. Your written and spoken English will be excellent; fluency in another major language would be a further asset.

We offer a unique, highly rewarding, international work environment. You will receive a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health and accident insurance and relocation support. As an international organisation, we hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities.

The BIS's head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

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