Senior Quantitative Analyst - Non-Actuarial Models


Date: Feb 24, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


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The Senior Quantitative Analyst will be responsible for independently assessing model risk across the Company’s non-actuarial models.  Reporting to the Non-Actuarial Model Validation Lead, the Senior Quantitative Analyst will develop appropriate metrics for measuring model risk, assist in the planning and execution of validation for non-actuarial models, and support implementation of the model risk management framework and validation standards.  


Description of Responsibilities

  • Lead and conduct validations of the company’s financial, statistical and asset management models, based on the Model Risk Management policy and procedures, regulatory guidance, and industry best practices
  • Plan validations including evaluation of conceptual soundness and modeling methodology, model assumptions and weaknesses, data relevancy and completeness, and outcome analysis
  • Collaborate with the Actuarial Validation team to comprehensively validate a variety of models, including models with intertwined financial and insurance risks
  • Review and complete model validation reports, ensuring that they meet Model Risk internal  standards, based on methodological evaluation of models, performance testing, sensitivity analysis, testing of assumptions and data reviews
  • Communicate findings and recommendations from model validation reports to model owners and model users
  • Work closely with model owners and model users to understand the models’ use and business applications
  • Present findings to Senior Management and the Model Risk Committee, as appropriate
  • Lead efforts at building benchmark and test models used by model validation team
  • Contribute in monitoring model validation findings and evaluating remediation actions
  • Collaborate with the Model Risk Governance Lead to ensure model governance and standards are appropriate for the Company’s risk profile and are adhered to firm-wide



  • Graduate-level degree with concentration in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, econometrics, etc.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in model validation or model development in banking, insurance or consulting
  • Experience in risk, finance and regulatory aspects
  • Team-oriented with a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Solid quantitative or qualitative risk assessment skills
  • Experience in documenting modeling approaches, techniques and validation practices
  • Familiarity with model documentation requirements that meet regulatory expectations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to review, critique and improve long reports and model documentation
  • Ability to become a trusted partner and implement change




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Job Requisition ID: 83204 

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