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Quantitative Analyst

Job type Permanent
Schedule Full time
Job Function Risk
Brand BNP Paribas
Level of experience 1 to 2 years
Apply REF: 2002RSK4346

BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 192,000 employees – including more than 146,000 in Europe and over 4,000 in Portugal alone.

BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, BNP Paribas has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

Worldwide, the Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.


This role is within RISK I2S (RISK Institutionals & Securities Services), one of the five Business domains of RISK - BNP Paribas Group risk function.

The RISK I2S domain has responsibility of the credit risk profile of all Institutional clients, intragroup entities and Market Infrastructures and related credit approval process, including all BP2S business lines and activities.

The Market Infrastructure team provides a holistic view of risks facing market infrastructures, by integrating counterparty credit risk analysts, as well as quantitative analysts within the team. It is a global team, with a presence in London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong.


The CCP Quantitative Analyst will work as part of the integrated “RISK I2S Market Infrastructure” team and will be based in Lisbon.

The Market Infrastructure team provides a holistic view of risks facing market infrastructures, by integrating counterparty credit risk analysts, as well as quantitative analysts within the team. It is a global team, with a presence in London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong.

The analyst’s responsibilities will include providing quantitative insights on topics such as:

  1. The analysis of central counterparty clearing house (CCPs) margin call algorithms and their risk management mechanisms

  2. Provide quantitative analysis to help the Credit Officer to form a view in CCP Risk Committee, Risk Committee or CCP Risk Working Groups

  3. the analysis of portfolio risks

  4. Defining risk procedures and methodologies

  5. conducting due diligence on CCPs and other market infrastructures that require quantitative analysis.

    These topics will allow for numerous interactions with a large variety of global stakeholders across risk functions.

    The role is primarily focused on:

  • Monitoring and controlling the risk facing margin algorithms put in place by CCPs in order to protect themselves.

  • Driving the necessary changes to work towards a more robust platform of risk management in the market.

  • Provide the Credit Officer with quantitative analysis on specific topics to help the credit officer to form a view for his/her participation in working groups organised by CCCPs with other clearing members.

The successful applicant will be very much part of a global team that will allow him/her to build up an expansive knowledge of the market.


This position will allow you to become a key player within the market infrastructures and CCPs environment, which is an essential link in the business’ operations.

Clearing through CCPs affects all asset classes and as such, the post will provide you with a broad knowledge across many functions within the group, allowing you to:

  • Develop your network through working with numerous stakeholders on a daily basis,
  • Develop your technical competencies regarding CCPs,
  • Develop your network with CCPs through participating in external working groups organised by CCPs and industry forums.



  • Education: Masters (or higher) in Mathematics, Physics or Quantitative Finance

  • Experience: 0-5 years in a quantitative finance environment, preferably in a market risk or counterparty risk modelling capacity; other backgrounds (e.g. Front Office quantitative research, model validation) are also welcome
  • Languages: English (fluent)

  • Technical/Business Skills:

    - Strong interest and familiarity with risk management best practises, financial markets and economic developments

    - Knowledge of derivatives, their risk drivers and the models used to price them; or exposure to at least one of the following asset classes: credit, repo, IR/FX, equity, commodities, preferably from a risk management perspective

    - Good understanding and awareness of the regulatory framework for banks is desirable

  - Design and implementation of quantitative models, preferably using C# or C++ in a source-controlled environment

Soft Skills:

  • Creative and problem-solving mindset

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Proven analytical skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to autonomously run/contribute to meetings, seminars, committees or training

  • Capacity to manage/drive complex projects

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines in large, multidisciplinary teams

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.

In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.


Primary Location: PT-11-LisbonJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: RISKSEducation Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)Experience Level: At least 1 yearSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Attention to detail / rigorTransversal competency: Analytical AbilityReference: 2002RSK4346