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Junior Model Validation Researcher - Budapest,

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Position overview:
MSCI is looking for a junior researcher to join the Model Validation Research Team in Budapest. This person will have an opportunity to work with an industry leading research team and participate in building validation processes for a diverse set of asset valuation and risk management models. The goals and responsibilities of the Model Validation Team include:

  • Establishing modeling best practices in leveraging MSCI analytics products and data in their specific investment and risk monitoring processes
  • Identifying factors contributing to model risk and analyzing its limitations
  • Systematic assessment of model inventory in accordance with regulatory guidelines
  • Partnering with clients’ model validation teams to facilitate the client-side testing of the models


  • Developing of Python based Model Validation Research tools. These tools are utilized in monitoring MSCI analytical models and analysis of client questions.
  • Formulating best practice recommendations based on statistical analysis
  • Moderating the process of informing internal and external teams, including clients’ model validation teams, about results of validation analysis

Desired experience and qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in finance, economics, physics, financial engineering, mathematics, statistics, operations research or another quantitative discipline
  • Strong quantitative skills including: linear algebra, statistics and econometrics - (e.g. able to calculate the expected value of the product of a pair of correlated random variables and should be confident with basic matrix manipulations and much more)
  • Programming and data visualization skills, programming experience in a programing language other than VBA
  • Demonstrated interest in financial markets and analytics
  • Experience in implementing or evaluation of quantitative models
  • A background in finance or experience in the financial services industry is desirable but not essential
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Time management skills including the ability to handle multiple projects
  • The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with excellent quantitative, programming and problem solving skills as well as a deep interest in financial modeling
  • Critical thinking, curiosity and excellent communication skills are essential

Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.

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Budapest, Hungary
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