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MUFG Union Bank Model Risk Manager, Vice President - Hybrid in Los Angeles, California

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Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 180,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

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Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

This is a hybrid position. There are flexible work from home options available. A member of our recruitment team will discuss the options with you in more detail.

High priority role eligible for a $10K sign-on bonus!

Job Summary:

This quantitative analyst within the American Model Risk Management (AMRM) supports best-practice model risk activities consistent with the MUFG UB Model Governance Program. The models include those used within the various Business Units for supporting global market and trading, pricing, risk management, OTC derivatives, and FX.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Independent Model validation and performance monitoring such as assessing the conceptual soundness, evaluating model assumptions and data integrity, testing model numerical, statistical, and/or computational accuracy, performing outcomes analysis, and reviewing model governance and control process.

  • Assess the mathematical, statistical, theoretical and conceptual soundness of each model.

  • Verify model performance, i.e. correct implementation, limiting behaving, and response to stress/extreme input condition-stress testing.

  • Support relationship with regulators and internal audit.


  • Typically requires an advanced degree in mathematics, finance, computer science, statistics, operational research, economics, or other quantitative fields.

  • 5 to 7 years of experience within the financial services industry and/or equivalent academic experience.

  • Proven track record of strong technical model development, model validation, and/or model oversight in one or more of the following areas: global trading and capital market, interest rate risk management, asset & liability management, OTC derivatives pricing/risk measurement, VaR, P&L attribution, FX, back testing and stress testing.

  • Working knowledge in at least one of the following numerical and statistical tools: MATLAB, C, SAS, R, SQL, Visual Basic and Bloomberg.

  • Knowledgeable of model risk management and associated regulatory requirements such as OCC 2011-12 and Basel, Volker rule, FRTB a plus

  • Industry certifications a plus (e.g., CFA, FRM).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in CCAR, RiskMetrics, Calypso, Murex, QuIC, PolyPaths, FX is preferred

This role may be eligible for relocation assistance.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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