Interim Quantitative Modeler at Grant Thornton UK LLP, London, £Contract Rate

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  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Feb 12, 2024
Duration not stated Finance Insurance

Contract Description

Work that works for you

Grant Thornton's Agile Talent Community is a network of contract professionals, giving you the opportunity to work with our clients and alongside Grant Thornton teams on a project-by-project basis whilst being supported by our dedicated Agile Talent team.

Joining us in Advisory and Financial Services Business Risk (FS BRS) team

We help and support clients achieve their strategic goals by guiding them through new legislation changes and helping to navigate accounting, regulatory, technology and operating model change. The world around us is changing and our teams help clients remain agile and adapt to these changes and stay ahead of the competition.

Grant Thornton's Financial Services Business Risk Services (FS BRS) team provides market-leading risk, control and governance services to the financial services industry, working with clients from the insurance, banking and investment management industries and beyond. Our key offerings are internal audit (outsource and co-source) finance and risk management, compliance and technology.

Skills we're looking for

  • Previous Quantitative Modelling experience gained within Financial Services industry or a similar Consultancy.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in either Finance, Data and Programming, Market Risk OR Counterparty Credit Risk (CCR) models.
  • Quantitative Finance Skillset:
  • Basic Financial Theory: Interest rates, time series, portfolio construction, Stochastic calculus, use of probability distributions etc.
  • Financial Markets: General and asset-class specific understanding (IR, FX, and Credit).
  • Financial instruments and their pricing: Bonds, Forwards, Futures, Swap, Options.
  • Basics of Financial Analysis (curve-building, forward prices, implied volatilities).
  • Risk concepts (Greeks, Hedging, VaR, P&L explains, Counterparty Exposures, etc.).
  • Data and Programming Skillset:
  • Excellent data literacy is essential. Depending on the current practice in the specific team this may include various levels of programming in C++/C#/F#, and increasingly a proficient level of Python, Excel and LaTeX.
  • A working knowledge of numerical methods and related topics (Monte Carlo and Historical simulation, time series models, applied statistics/probability/econometrics etc.) is key.
  • Market Risk Models Skillset:
  • Familiarity with model regulation, e.g. the standardised and Internal Model Approach (IMA) that the bank can use to manage Market Risk and its associated capital requirements, and the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB).
  • Counterparty Credit Risk (CCR) Models Skillset:
  • Familiarity with model regulation, e.g. the standardised and Internal Model Method (IMM) that the bank can use to manage CCR and its associated capital requirements. Familiarity with the closely-related models, e.g. SIMM or XVA, can also be useful.


As a Quantitative Modeler working for Grant Thornton's Financial Services Business Risk (FS BRS) team you will be exposed to a variety of short- to medium-term projects with our varied portfolio of Financial Services clients and beyond, and will have the continuous opportunity to work with us within our project-by-project based operating model.

What's in it for you

As a member of our Agile Talent Community, you'll have the freedom to work on projects that you choose, whether full or part time. We know there is more to life than work, and that you may have other professional or personal obligations, and we will help to ensure you have the right balance.

Your development is important to us and as part of the Agile Talent Community you will be able to work alongside our permanent teams as well as our clients, giving you variety and opportunity to develop new skills. Our team is here to support you, with finding new projects as well as navigating the freelance regulation.

As a member of our Community, you will also be invited to events, which can help your wellbeing, educate you about the market you operate in, help you connect with the business as well as other members of the Community.

Doing what's right ahead of what's easy

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people and those who work alongside our teams, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect each other helps everyone to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

Our open and accessible culture means that the things that set you apart, we value them. That's why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work.

How to join

You'll first apply through our application website. We'll ask you for your CV and some basic details. If your skills match what we are looking for, one of our recruiters will get in touch and walk you through the interview process.

If there's interest to continue, we'll invite you to an interview with some of our key business leads. If successful, the final step will be to complete the onboarding process and background checks. Once your offer has been signed, you'll be invited to join our Agile Talent Community and you'll be ready to start working with our team to find the right opportunity.

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