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Working As A Market Risk Analyst

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $92,965

    Average Salary

What Does A Market Risk Analyst Do At Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc.

* Understand and report on commodity market dynamics of the specific portfolio, key drivers impacting prices, volatility and values and their prospective impact on the risks and earnings of the portfolio.
* Ensure that volatilities, market prices, forward curves, instrument correlations, market definitions and other key valuation components are accurately and consistently defined and updated daily.
* Report daily volumetric and price positions of the portfolio, their related risk metrics and MTM valuations
* Assist in the setup, configuration and implementation of risk systems and undertake user acceptance testing for new components, transactions, instruments and features.
* Ensure that commercial transactions and related risks are appropriately defined and captured by the Company’s risk systems and risk methodologies.
* Analyze risks/return related to new products, markets and structured deals and liaise with the business functions to assure constituent risks are understood, are appropriate to risk appetite and correctly reported.
* Monitor positions against market risk metrics and limits and liaise with the business managers and risk control regarding potential limit exposures, redistribution of risk capital and limit violations.
* Perform stress testing on various trading portfolios in order to identify and mitigate unwanted exposure.
* Identify, analyze and report on significant commodity risks across the platform and assist in ad-hoc risk related queries and projects; specific risk analyses and reports
* Develop new processes, reports, and applications in support of risk management efforts

What Does A Market Risk Analyst Do At Goldman Sachs & Co.

* Quantifying risk and capital calculations for a large, diverse and complex set of financial instruments.
* This involves designing and implementing and executing programmatic tools that query large data sets to test the economic and statistical characteristics of quantitative measures (such as value-at-risk, stress tests and capital calculations).
* Understanding pricing & risk models including implementation that enables performing pricing analyses, risk and capital impact analysis.
* Providing advice, testing and documentation for new quantitative risk measures.
* Analyzing the availability and quality of market data used in risk calculations.
* Performing anomaly detections in large data sets, investigating the cause and recommending corrective actions
* Designing and maintaining a set of controls that ensure the completeness and accuracy of quantitative measures.
* Interact with various other groups such as market risk modelers, technology, trading desks and risk committees to explain the results of calculations and provide quantitative advice.
* Interact with external regulators and industry bodies.
* Opportunities
* In performing the job function, you will have the following opportunities:
* Broad exposure to pricing and market data calibration models, risk and capital models for a variety of products.
* Exposure to challenging quantitative problems such as modeling risks for derivatives, large scale Monte
* Carlo simulations of complete portfolios across the firm, fast and accurate approximate market risk measurements.
* Development of quantitative and programming skills as well as product and market knowledge.
* Involvement in critical internal risk management practices, and provision of data to both internal and external clients.
* Opportunities to work with other groups in various areas of the firm.
* Dynamic team work environment

What Does A Market Risk Analyst Do At MUFG Union Bank

* Analyze market risks associated with investment securities such as Mortgage-backed Securities, Commercial Mortgage
* Backed Securities, Collateralized Loan Obligations including prepayment, premium and regulatory capital risks.
* Identify reporting process improvements to support Risk Committees.
* Reporting includes: MSR valuation, Investment Portfolio DV01 and Convexity, and Key rate shocks.
* Review and Challenge MSR valuations from outside vendors and derive Market Risk’s proprietary valuation.
* Oversight of Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSR) portfolio and analysis of hedging activities.
* Analyzing and valuing hedging products including: TBAs, Swaps, and Swaptions.
* Provide independent market risk management review of the bank's balance sheet, including: ALM position, Derivatives Investment Portfolio composition, funding profile, and liquidity and business forecasts.
* Evaluate and recommend the bank's ALM, Investment Portfolio, derivatives, and liquidity strategies within the context of current and forecasted market conditions and analyze/compare these strategies relative to known peer banks
* Offer insight into interrelationships between Balance Sheet and Income Statement.
* Additionally, provide insight into correlated risks with related entities.
* Provide independent review of ALM/balance sheet risk management strategies adopted by the Corporate Treasury.
* Review the Bank's balance sheet to ensure that potential market risk exposures are being challenged, monitored and controlled.
* Analysis of Funds Transfer Pricing (FTP) and also the ability to challenge funding assumptions and their effect on balance sheet composition.
* Monitor and enhance Risk Framework: compliance with policy limits and guidelines, update policies, ensure compliance with other regulations, work with internal auditors on emerging issues.
* Collaborate with business lines to develop, enhance and administer risk policies.
* Assess internal and external market risks and report MRMs perspective to senior management.
* Review risk analytics and modeling assumptions generated by the Corporate Treasury's Quantitative Research Department.
* Independently backtest and review performance of quantitative models.
* Complete ad-hoc projects and analysis consistent with the Market Risk Management functions objectives.
* Participate in all system upgrade/migration/conversion projects related to these businesses activities.
* Ability to create professional presentations and present concepts to executives in a concise yet effective manner

What Does A Market Risk Analyst Do At State Street

* Work with the business to implement a process risk and control framework as a foundational component of an enhanced first line of defense risk management program
* Assist control owners in completing control assessments and gathering metrics including KRIs and KPIs to continuously assess risk and control environments
* Create a methodology to create/leverage the submission of reports on control reviews controls inventory maintenance and remediation activities to inform risk and control assessments
* Take an active part in and lead risk and compliance related projects
* Provide the business with risk and control assessment guidance and challenge
* Train others on the prevalent methodology and re-enforce an inherent culture of accountability and ownership for implementation and execution of a risk and control assessment program across all levels and functions within the organization
* Participate in the strategic development of the business risk function

What Does A Market Risk Analyst Do At Citi

* Monitor Data Feeds to the Market Risk System
* Perform Integration Testing of Feeds to the Market Risk System
* Execute Reconciliations
* Analyze Market Risk Critical Data Elements
* Perform Variance Analysis
* Execute and Monitor Controlled Adjustments
* Data Quality Metric Monitoring
* Root Cause Analysis
* Position Responsibilities:
* Develop, leverage, and maintain relationships across varying levels of management and function to ensure a high degree of accuracy in Citigroup’s market risk sensitivities and calculations provided for CCAR and Volcker reporting.
* Execute reconciliations and other internal controls as determined by CCAR/DFAST and the management team
* Follow up on reconciliation breaks in a timely manner
* Develop an understanding of market risk factors that affect VaR, market risk limits, & stress testing
* Use data quality tools such as data profiling to determine broad data issues impacting CCAR and Volcker reporting and follow up with appropriate contacts

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How To Become A Market Risk Analyst

Most market research analysts need at least a bachelor’s degree. Top research positions may require a master’s degree. Strong math and analytical skills are essential. 


Market research analysts typically need a bachelor’s degree in market research or a related field. Many have degrees in fields such as statistics, math, and computer science. Others have backgrounds in business administration, the social sciences, or communications.

Courses in statistics, research methods, and marketing are essential for these workers. Courses in communications and social sciences, such as economics or consumer behavior, are also important.

Some market research analyst jobs require a master’s degree. Several schools offer graduate programs in marketing research, but many analysts complete degrees in other fields, such as statistics and marketing, and/or earn a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). A master’s degree is often required for leadership positions or positions that perform more technical research. 

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification is voluntary, but analysts may pursue certification to demonstrate a level of professional competency. The Marketing Research Association offers the Professional Researcher Certification (PRC) for market research analysts. Candidates qualify based on experience and knowledge; they must pass an exam, be a member of a professional organization, and have at least 3 years working in opinion and marketing research. Individuals must complete 20 hours of industry-related continuing education courses every 2 years to renew their certification.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Market research analysts must be able to understand large amounts of data and information. 

Communication skills. Market research analysts need strong communication skills when gathering information, interpreting data, and presenting results to clients. 

Critical-thinking skills. To determine what marketing strategy would work best for a company, market research analysts must assess all available information.

Detail oriented. Market research analysts must be detail oriented because they often do precise data analysis.

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Market Risk Analyst Demographics


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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Mandarin

  • Chinese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Portuguese

  • Greek

  • French

  • Gujarati

  • Hindi

  • Russian

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Real Market Risk Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Head of Enterprise-Wide Market Risk The Bank of New York Mellon New York, NY Aug 21, 2016 $250,000 -
Head of Market Risk Advisory for The Americas SG Americas Securities, LLC New York, NY Jan 08, 2016 $215,000
Head of Market Risk Advisory for The Americas SG Americas Securities, LLC New York, NY Sep 17, 2015 $215,000
Market Risk Quantitative Analyst The Bank of New York Mellon New York, NY Dec 26, 2016 $165,000
CIB Market Risk Coverage-SPG JP Morgan Chase & Co New York, NY Feb 29, 2016 $154,690
Market Risk Analyst Sharp Decisions, Inc. New York, NY Dec 02, 2016 $154,690
Market Risk Modeling Analyst The Bank of New York Mellon New York, NY Jul 22, 2016 $154,000
Vice President, Market Risk Analyst ABN AMRO Holdings USA LLC New York, NY Aug 12, 2015 $150,000
Market Risk Modeling Analyst The Bank of New York Mellon New York, NY Oct 12, 2015 $145,000
Market Risk Analyst Sharp Decisions, Inc. New York, NY Jan 12, 2016 $144,000
Market Risk Quantitative Analyst Noble Americas Corp. Stamford, CT Jan 30, 2015 $142,688 -
Manager, East Region Market Risk Analyst Calpine Corporation Houston, TX Jan 09, 2016 $142,446
Vice President, Equity Market Risk Analyst Barclays Services Corp. New York, NY Feb 20, 2016 $140,000 -
Associate, CIB Market Risk Technology JP Morgan Chase & Co New York, NY Feb 02, 2016 $116,300
Associate, Market Risk Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Sep 09, 2015 $115,000
Market Risk Analyst BP America Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2015 $114,000
Market Risk Analyst III The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. New York, NY Aug 09, 2016 $113,000
Market Risk Analyst BP America Inc. Houston, TX Jan 15, 2015 $112,000 -
Market Risk Coverage Associate Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Oct 27, 2016 $110,000
Market Risk Analyst NRG Energy, Inc. Princeton, NJ Jun 30, 2016 $110,000
Market Risk Analyst NRG Energy, Inc. Princeton, NJ Jun 08, 2015 $110,000
Market Risk Analyst Citigroup Global Markets Inc. New York, NY Dec 27, 2016 $95,000
Analyst, Market Risk Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Sep 19, 2016 $95,000
Assistant Vice President, Market Risk Analyst Barclays Services Corp. New York, NY Nov 08, 2016 $95,000 -
Market Risk Model Validation Analyst Suntrust Banks, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 15, 2016 $95,000
Market Risk Associate Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Sep 26, 2016 $95,000
Senior Market Risk Analyst Metlife Group, Inc. NJ Aug 19, 2016 $94,900 -
Market Risk Analyst Santander Holdings USA, Inc. New York, NY May 18, 2016 $94,700
SR. Market Risk Analyst Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Des Moines, IA Jun 04, 2015 $93,662 -

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Top Skills for A Market Risk Analyst


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Top Market Risk Analyst Skills

  1. VAR
  2. Portfolio Risk
  3. Risk Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Coordinate with other teams to incorporate these into VaR.
  • Work with various trading desks in identifying appropriate hedging instrument & hedge ratio to manage tight portfolio risk limits.
  • Managed the administration of all market risk management committees.
  • Resolved multiple conflicts and liaised with Traders and Risk Departments on differences on product valuation and treatment in risk.
  • Interest Rate Derivatives Risk Report.

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