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Associate Principal, Market Risk & Default Management

Who We Are

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.

What We Offer

A highly collaborative and supportive environment developed to encourage work-life balance and employee wellness. Some of these components include:

A hybrid work environment, up to 3 days per week of remote work

Tuition Reimbursement to support your continued education

Student Loan Repayment Assistance

Technology Stipend allowing you to use the device of your choice to connect to our network while working remotely

Generous PTO and Parental leave

Competitive health benefits including medical, dental and vision

What You'll Do

This role will ensure department policies, procedures, and controls are followed and updated as needed to perform monitoring activities within MRDM, and are performed on a timely basis. Will assist in mentoring junior staff and peers.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze market risk exposures for all products and accounts cleared by OCC, or part of an OCC supported process (i.e. cross-margin). Analysis is performed using proprietary OCC tools/applications. Products include equities, government securities, options, futures options, and futures
  • Monitor potential risks and portfolios with exposure to major events such as Earnings announcements, or key Economic announcements
  • Provide support and analysis as it relates to margin calls, extended trading hours monitoring, and policy/procedure writing
  • Monitor clearing member trading positions, and price risk, and create trend analysis, margin call analysis, and other requested dashboard reports to senior management
  • Maintain relationships with external liquidation agents, default management committees, auction participants, and other clearinghouses
  • Prepare reports regarding position and financial exposures
  • Analyze portfolios for sensitivity to risk factors and identify hedging strategies
  • Assist in liquidation of portfolios during a Clearing Member default and subsequent reporting
  • Provide administrative support for OCC’s auction program
  • Coordinate and assist in executing periodic default management exercises
  • Support clearing member’s inquiries regarding OCC’s default management policies and procedures
  • Assist in documenting new or enhancing existing policies and procedures as needed
  • Serving as a resource to counterparts and other OCC departments with problem resolution and departmental policy, procedure, and process explanation
  • Interacting with internal and external auditors, compliance professionals and regulators during exams, audits and reviews
  • Represent Financial Risk Management on corporate projects and new system development
  • Assist in writing memos for Risk Committee and Board Meetings
  • Drive team to prioritize, assign and review departmental assignments


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


Qualifications & Experience

  • [Required] Expert Microsoft Excel spreadsheet skills
  • [Required] Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • [Required] Strong understanding of statistical concepts, options pricing knowledge, understanding of securities markets, derivatives, and options trading strategies required
  • [Required] Strong problem solving skills
  • [Required] Good presentation skills
  • [Required] Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • [Required] Must be able to work under deadlines and manage multiple tasks
  • [Preferred] Strong understanding of statistical concepts, options pricing knowledge, understanding of securities markets, derivatives, and options trading strategies required


Technical Skills & Background

  • [Required] Microsoft Office desktop tools (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • [Preferred] Coding or query experience
  • [Preferred] Experience with Bloomberg Terminal
  • [Required] Experience with SQL or other database query languages
  • [Required] Experience with Tableau or other data visualization tools


Certifications

  • [Preferred] Series 3 or 7 or equivalent education
  • [Preferred] FRM or CFA designation


Education & Training

  • [Required] Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Risk Management or related field
  • [Required] 5+ years of experience in back-office operations or risk management
  • [Preferred] Previous trading experience

Step 1
When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.  

Step 2
You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3
If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. 

For more information about OCC, please click here.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-2704
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Jun. 8, 2022

How to Apply

Step 1 - When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.

Step 2 - You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3 - If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Numerous studies have shown that people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in financial services apply to jobs only if they believe they meet 100% of the requirements. We want to break down this mindset to further diversify our workforce.

We encourage you to review our open positions and apply if you think your experience may be a match, even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. Your perspective may be an element we need to continue building innovative solutions to support the markets and market participants we serve.

OCC is a globally recognized entity that clears a multitude of diverse and sophisticated products. We want to reflect this in the diversity of our workforce.

This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 ([email protected]).