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Application Deadline

28 October 2021

Market Risk Analyst

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Full Time

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Pretoria, South Africa

About the Role

A reputable financial institution is looking for a Market Risk Analyst in Pretoria.

  • A relevant Honours degree of commerce, science (particularly in the financial mathematics and financial engineering disciplines), finance, risk management, or accounting;

  • 5-8 years’ applicable experience in the banking, insurance or financial regulator sector in positions related to the risk types;

  • Knowledge of, and experience in, the banking, insurance and financial market infrastructure systems, financial products, regulations, and risk type approaches and models;

  • Thorough knowledge of the various standards developed by the international standard setting bodies related to the risk types at both a theoretical and practical level;

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Additional Requirements

The following would be an added advantage:

  • A postgraduate qualification in the aforementioned disciplines CFA, FRM or CA (SA)

  • Knowledge of the relevant acts and regulations pertaining to Banks, Insurance, Financial Market Infrastructures and more generally of the financial sector.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages (i.e., Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and other related software packages.

  • Effective time management skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • The ability to work in a team and contribute to team success.

  • Decision-making abilities with the ability to initiate action.

  • Reliable own transport as the position requires regular travel between the PA’s offices in Pretoria and the offices of supervised institutions, which are generally outside Pretoria.

Detailed Description

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key performance areas:

  • Understanding institutions’ strategies and business models in the relevant environments to which the risk types relates;

  • Monitoring the relevant industry’s exposure to the risk types;

  • Monitoring industry compliance with regulations governing these risk types;

  • Benchmarking an institution’s risk management practices with respect to the risk types management best practice;

  • Evaluating an institution’s internal models for management of these risk types;

  • Providing specialist input with regards to the risk types to front-line supervision and policy development;

  • Developing analytical methods to analyse and interpret risk-based regulatory data submissions;

  • Participating in capital/own fund requirement-adequacy assessments;

  • Contributing to risk-based meetings with representatives of an institution and their auditors;

  • Conducting thematic reviews pertaining to the risk types; and

  • Informing the RSD of the aggregate behaviour of banks pertaining to the risk types.

  • Developing and maintaining regulations and instructions governing statutory requirements for the risk types;

  • Developing internal policies and processes for supervising the risk types; and

  • Participating in international and domestic related forums in the establishment of regulations pertaining to the risk types.

  • Ensuring widespread cognisance and understanding throughout the PA of the concepts and developments in the field of the risk types.

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About the Company

Ziyana Business Consulting and Training is a fully integrated solutions provider dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, and furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price/ value relationship. 

We also maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity, ideas, and hard work. We are 100% black owned and majority black female owned. We are an accredited training provider with Services SETA being our primary SETA. We are affiliated with the SABPP as well as APSO. 

Ziyana Business Consulting and Training is a people management solutions provider. Our business is people centered and solutions driven. As a solutions provider, Ziyana Business Consulting and Training goes beyond the call of duty to gain understanding of our client’s strategies, the markets in which they operate in and the skills they need to achieve their business objectives. 

We assist organizations develop their employment value proposition (EVP). For SMMEs and organizations that lack HR capacity, we provide a holistic people management solution. For larger organizations, we assist the HR department with specific interventions whilst transferring skills, knowledge and experience, supported where necessary by formal training programmes.