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BMO Financial Group Market Risk Manager - Commodities Product Group in New York, New York

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3 Times Square

Job Family Group:

Audit, Risk & Compliance

Reporting to the Head of US Market Risk, the Market Risk Manager is accountable for providing a clear, detailed and independent analysis of the Commodities Products Group’s market risks. The role requires a close working relationship between members of the Oil, Gas and Metals Trading Desks, the Market Risk Reporting group and the Valuation Product Control Group to ensure complete and accurate quantification of market risks are identified and communicated to Senior Management. A strong understanding of the Commodities Markets, including Oil, Natural Gas and Precious Metals, along with standard market risk practices, is strongly desired.

The role is ideal if you would like the opportunity to ensure the Market Risks are well understood, articulated and communicated to Senior Management. You will be responsible for monitoring the portfolios against the current market environment, and report on changes to the portfolio and the impact these changes will have on existing risk reporting. You will also get to recommend risk limits, and ensure appropriate risk controls are in place to manage and limit tail risk. In conjunction with the Line of Business (LOB) traders, you will get the opportunity to provide analysis and recommendations to RO Directors to facilitate concurrence (when deemed appropriate) on LOB approved limit excesses. You will also work with the LOB to obtain Pre-approval of limit excesses (where applicable) and to ensure any breaches of approved limits are properly escalated, approved and documented. In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop, publish, issue, update and file maintenance of Trading Authority letters. The role also gets to work with LOB business managers to approve or recommend one-off transactions, or full implementation of new trading products, subject to the authorities granted in the “New product Approval Process”. Come join our team, and help bring our vision to life.

Provides market risk oversight, monitoring, and reporting for a designated portfolio. Develops and monitors the market risk management framework that includes the governance framework and practices leveraged across BMO to manage market risk. Provides policies and standards, methodologies, and controls to increase transparency, accuracy and consistency across groups. Works with stakeholders to implement the methodology, metrics, and program standards for the assigned portfolio to ensure compliance and effective monitoring, timely reporting and identification of action plans.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to assigned business/group.

  • Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.

  • Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.

  • Assists in the development of strategic plans.

  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.

  • Researches existing or emerging requirements & related best practices to assist and develops recommendations for changes/enhancements.

  • Assists with the interpretation of new or changing regulations and assessing impacts to the governance frameworks.

  • Helps determine business priorities and best sequence for execution of business/group strategy.

  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.

  • Leads the development and maintenance of the governance system and framework.

  • Supports development and execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.

  • Represents the risk program / governance structure during internal/external regulatory audits and/or examinations.

  • Coordinates the management of databases; ensures alignment and integration of data in adherence with data governance standards.

  • Builds change management plans of varying scope and type; leads or participates in a variety of change management activities including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives.

  • Leads or participates in defining the communication plan designed to positively influence or change behaviour; develops tailored messaging; and identifies appropriate distribution channels.

  • Guides/assists in the identification and classification of issues; recommends action plans.

  • Leads and integrates the monitoring, measurement & reporting on the status of the market risk governance program to internal & external stakeholders.

  • Leads the management of governance meetings and maintenance of governing body mandates, oversight and approval guidelines.

  • May provide specialized support for other internal and external regulatory requirements.

  • Provides input into the planning and implementation of ongoing operational programs in support of the market risk framework.

  • Leads/participates in the design, implementation and management of core business/group processes.

  • Administers and maintains the market risk monitoring and control program activities in adherence to all policies, procedures and established processes.

  • Reviews new business initiatives and monitors existing initiatives to identify potential risk situations/ impacts; makes recommendations or escalates to the manager, as per guidelines.

  • Monitors the financial market environment and market risk model performance impacts for optimal execution of risk strategies.

  • Independently administers and evaluates models, model assumptions, and key metrics used for the measurement of market risk for adherence to all policies and procedures applicable to the transaction based on established processes; documents and reports results of evaluations on an individual and summary basis.

  • Identifies where corrective actions are required and escalates per guidelines; ensures corrective action is taken as necessary.

  • Provides advice and guidance to assigned business/group on implementation of the risk framework, including effective challenge.

  • Coordinates and participates in the execution of oversight/governance activities including reporting; assessment of education & training needs, development/delivery of training; development and execution of regulatory administration processes & procedures.

  • Consults with stakeholders to improve consistency and transparency of risk measurement, metrics and reporting.

  • Supports the development and maintenance of the governance system and framework including supporting policy/standard/operating procedures lifecycle management, education and training assessments.

  • Develops and maintains in-depth knowledge of business and related risk management requirements and legislative/ regulatory directives and guidance.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.

  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.

  • Analyzes data and information to provide insights and recommendations.

  • Monitors and tracks performance; addresses any issues.

  • Coordinates and monitors the review and sign-off of regulatory reporting and attestations.

  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.

  • Provides specialized consulting, analytical and technical support.

  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.

  • Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

  • Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of commodities markets desired.

  • Familiarity with key market risk concepts including VAR, Profit Attribution Analysis and various P/L backtesting mythologies strongly desired.

  • Excellent understanding of global financial markets and products preferred.

  • At least 2 years of experience within the Market Risk field, preferably at a large US or European Bank strongly preferred.

  • At least 4 years working in role directly related to commodities or energy related asset class, strongly preferred.

  • Typically between 5 - 7 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the market risk management practices.

  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements.

  • In-depth knowledge & experience with risk policy frameworks; quality control / testing frameworks.

  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.

  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.

  • Influence skills - In-depth.

  • Data driven decision making - In-depth.

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BMO Financial GroupServing customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.

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