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Quantitative Risk Analyst – Parktown needed at Rand Mutual

Job title : Quantitative Risk Analyst – Parktown

Job Location : Gauteng, Johannesburg

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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THE JOB AT A GLANCE

  • Reporting to the Head of Risk, The Quantitative Risk Analyst will be responsible for using quantitative and qualitative analysis to measure and understand financial and non-financial risks and uncertainties, the positive and negative impacts, as well as interactions and outcomes experienced of risks in both the short and long term. The incumbent will be responsible for providing decision makers and other stakeholders with a balanced and effective way to understand the typical range within which outcomes are expected to lie, as well as appreciating the potential impacts of more extreme events occurring. The role will expect of the candidate to represent the risk team in governance forums, relevant committees as well as exco and board level.  This will include playing an oversight role as well as the enhancement of the quality and content of the risk reporting. The role will require the candidate to enhance the relationship between the Risk function and RMA Business Management.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Implementation, compliance to and where relevant enhancement of the risk management framework and related policies.        

  • Support the CRO with developing a clear risk strategy to manage
  •   The identification or risks and desired outcomes
  •   The quantifiable limits to risks
  •   The risk vs rewards trade-offs with respect to risk appetites
  •   Decisions around which risks should be retained and which should be mitigated and controlled
  •   The cost and resources available to manage risks and which mitigation options will be cost effective

Development, implementation or enhancement of current risk methodologies, techniques as well as the maintenance of risk inventories.    

  •  Define the situation that is being considered and which stakeholders are of relevance in order to clarify the perspective and timescale from which risk is being studied.
  •   Assess what the potential positive and negative implications of each risk looks like.
  •   Discuss risks with the stakeholders and gather other experts’ views of known and emerging risks.
  •   Gather robust and relevant data/information on the risk and build an accurate picture of the drivers for risks and their likelihood and potential impact.
  •   Study all risks together holistically, so that interactions between risks can be understood as much as possible.
  •   Assess the connection between risks and carry out careful analysis and interpretation of the factors that can cause and exacerbate risk events.
  •   Use mathematical and statistical models to explore the dynamics between various risks as well as scenarios in which several risks materialise together and provide an indication of the potential consequence of such interactions.

Develop risk and stress testing models and assess risk impact and implication          

  • Develop a clear, initial model of system that is subject to the risk in order to explore consequences of changing inputs to the system and identify the most important interactions within it.
  •   Collaborate with other actuarial specialists or subject matter experts for expert judgement where data input into the model is limited.
  •   Produce and use models to examine both the expected outcome as well as those that lie in the tails.
  •   Conduct a sensitivity analysis by completing the modelling using other plausible inputs to understand the implications for the likely outcomes over the full time-horizon of interest.
  •   Use stress testing and scenario analysis to test RMA’s resilience to particular risks and the connectedness of the risks that the company is exposed to
  •   Challenge prior assumptions about the way a system will run, and to see whether they still hold.
  •   Gather a wide range of interpretations of historic data and consult with various experts about the possible patterns of future experience.

Supporting and advocating of the embedment of a Risk Culture in RMA.          

  • Devise and implement risk mitigations and controls to reduce ongoing risks.
  •   Monitor risks through regular scanning of the horizon to identify potential risks as soon as they emerge.
  •   Enhancement of the risk management culture within RMA
  •   Supporting the Risk function and CRO Office with projects and enhancing reporting        
  •   Support the CRO Office by producing high quality reports
  •   Support with ad-hoc projects that are to be completed by the CRO Office.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE TABLE?

Minimum Qualification

  • NQF Level 7: Bachelor’s Degree or similar relevant qualification that enables Quantitative Risk Management E.g. Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, CFA. 

Minimum Experience

  • 6 plus years’ relevant quantitative modelling and risk management experience.
  • May consider exceptional candidates with 4 plus years’ experience.

Knowledge and Skills required

  • Clear and concise reporting suitable for executive level consumption
  • Creating Dashboard and/or visual interface  
  • Exceptional verbal and persuasive communication skills
  • Stakeholder engagement 
  • Actuarial modelling
  • Life insurance & Workmen’s compensation knowledge an advantage
  • Risk management an advantage

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