Specialist - Stress Testing Specialist - Stress Testing …

DBS Bank Limited
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
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DBS Bank Limited
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Specialist - Stress Testing
Business Function

Risk Management Group works closely with our business partners to manage the bank's risk exposure by balancing its objective to maximise returns against an acceptable risk profile. We partner with origination teams to provide financing, investments and hedging opportunities to our customers. To manage risk effectively and run a successful business, we invest significantly in our people and infrastructure.

Job Purpose

The team is responsible for both regulatory stress testing and general provisioning under IFRS9, including model development, execution and reporting. While this role will initially focus mainly on non-retail RWA stress testing, there is an expectation to eventually rotate responsibilities within the team to enhance integration and support career development. The role will give the candidate the unique opportunity to have visibility over the Bank's Credit risk models, stress testing engines, stress test methodologies and ECL models.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities

  • Make active contributions to improving existing stress testing processes from a methodology and execution angle, including RWA and ECL Stress testing and NPL/SP projections
  • Implement model/ methodology enhancements in SAS, eventually moving to open-source programming such as Python, R, etc.
  • Generate stress test reports, including committee submissions and filling regulatory templates
  • Conduct in depth analysis / deep dives of stress test results by querying data sets to identify and explain trends
  • Explain and defend methodology, approaches and assumptions to stakeholders such as Management, Model Validation, Auditors and Regulators
  • Support systemisation initiatives by defining user-requirements and conducting UAT
  • Automate / standardise processes and reports
  • Assist with scenario development activities covering bank-wide Stress Tests including the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP) and regulatory Pillar 1 exercises. To include:
  • Improving the current processes around MEV (Macro Economic Variable) collection, analysis and presentation
  • Acting as a 1st line of defence in terms of the quality and integrity of MEVs distributed to stakeholders
  • Stakeholder management, coordination and planning for stress testing exercises

Additional Responsibilities

  • Use credit risk knowledge to sense check the stress test results, evaluating and challenging the intuitiveness and integrity of the outputs

Functional / Technical Competencies
  • High level of communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Strong Stakeholder Management and organisational skills
  • Prior experience in a stress testing or IFRS9 role
  • Excellent SAS programming skills (3+ Years)
  • Basic Python experience (1+ Years) is advantageous
  • Knowledge of credit and business products
  • Experience working with large and complex datasets
  • Solid understanding of Basel, MAS and HKMA supervisory requirements, including calculation of EAD/RWA/EL
  • Solid understanding of Basel IRB models, ST and/ or IFRS9 models required
  • Strong team player

Education and Relevant Experience
  • University graduate or post-graduate with major in Economics, Finance, Statistics or other quantitative discipline
  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience in areas described above

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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the professional advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognises your achievements.​
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