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Senior Market Risk Specialist

  • Governance & Controls
  • Full time
  • R-207858

About this role:

This is a key role within the Legal Entity Interest Rate (IRR) Risk team, and reports to Head of Legal Entity IRR and Insurance Risk.  The position will cover a broad range of items associated with International ALM independent risk oversight for the EMEA and APAC region including interest rate risk and foreign exchange risk.  This position will support ALM risk assessment of multiple EMEA and APAC branches and legal entities in the context of balance sheet risk, local ALM risk regulatory expectations, as well as ensure adherence with Wells Fargo’s Risk Management Framework.  A successful candidate will possess self-initiative along with strong market or interest rate risk management expertise, analytical capabilities, and robust verbal and written communication skills.

ALM/IP Risk

ALM/IP Risk is a unit of the Finance Risk Management group providing governance and oversight of the Company’s ALM risk and Investment Portfolio. It consists of 5 teams:

  • Enterprise Interest Rate Risk oversees ALM risk across the company

  • Investment Portfolio/Treasury Market and Product Risk oversees risk associated with fixed-income investment activity across the company

  • Legal Entity Interest Rate Risk and Insurance Risk oversees International ALM risk , Reinsurance and BOLI risk

  • Investment Portfolio /Treasury Credit and Counterparty Risk coverage is asset class centric and is oversees exposures in the Investment Portfolio and Treasury

  • Data, Reporting and Governance Support provides the team’s risk officers with analytics support, governance, and reporting

Roles & Responsibilities include:

  • ALM Risk assessment and continuous monitoring of various EMEA and APAC branches and legal entities, including respective ALM risk measurements and analytics. 

  • Communication with multiple business partners including risk and line of business staff, risk management partners in treasury, market, credit, investment, and technology functions. Work with these teams to understand the business, risk appetite, risk profile and risk metrics of the entities.

  • Support development of appropriate ALM risk measurements and limits, work with reporting and analytics teams to ensure proper communication and escalation of risk issues to stakeholders and oversight committees.

  • Work with stakeholders to ensure compliance with local ALM risk regulatory expectations and the firm’s Risk Management Framework

  • Support stress testing, regular review and formal challenge sessions in the context of business as usual  and stress testing analysis.


Desired Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of balance sheet-wide interest rate risk management experience in either a front line, independent risk management (IRM), audit or regulatory capacity. Experience should include risk measurement, reporting and analysis.

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of IRR management tools (e.g. economic value of equity and earnings at risk), capital markets, wholesale funding and hedging. Experience with financial and accounting concepts (particularly as it relates to international ALM)

  • Prefer experience in IRM, foreign exchange, international banking operations

  • Demonstrate familiarity with IRR models in theory and practice. QRM experience is a plus.

  • Demonstrate capabilities in leadership, relationship building, proactive management skills as well as experience with project management tools and approaches

  • Possess strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy as well as the ability to understand problems, identify solutions and develop clear options and recommendations

  • Ability to work with others collaboratively for team success

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; experience presenting to senior management.

  • Ability to synthesize information to identify key risks, customer impact, financial implications, delays that could impact delivery, and issues that pose material risk to the project or business

  • Reliable, results driven individual with a track record of completing goals and objectives

  • Experience in an environment that requires attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and build relationships across teams.

  • Should possess advanced Microsoft Office skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline, such as Economics, Finance, Math, Accounting or similar quantitative major. Advanced degree in a related area preferred.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.


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