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2024 Risk Management Intern

2024 Risk Management Intern
New York, US
85,000 - 85,000
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Job Description

Company Overview

Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Investment Management. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Risk Management Americas:

The Americas Risk Management Division provides independent oversight of the financial risks of the firm, inclusive of but not limited to credit risk and market risk. This function is crucial to the successful performance of the firm. We rely on risk management to build and support the business, helping us deliver innovative financial solutions that set Nomura apart in the global marketplace. Risk Management works closely with all areas of the firm including Global Markets, Investment Banking, Finance, Legal, Compliance and Operations.

About Our Summer Analyst Program:

The Summer Analyst Program runs for 10 weeks, during which Analysts will enjoy extensive contact with Nomura professionals at all levels through discussion groups, seminars and informal social functions. This program is an integral component of our full time recruiting.

We aim to provide Summer Analysts with the same level of exposure as a first-year Analyst, with a hands-on opportunity to participate as full members of the team. They are expected to form effective working relationships and to demonstrate a commitment to the firm’s goals and values. During the course of the internship, Summer Analysts benefit from working closely with a buddy and interacting regularly with a senior mentor. We also ensure extensive contact with Nomura’s professionals at all levels through training, seminars and informal social functions.

What Roles You Might Play:

  • Credit Risk: assist Credit Officers in analyzing credit quality of various counterparty types including funds (hedge funds, private equity and mutual funds), financial institutions (banks, broker dealers, mortgage originators, insurance companies and REITs) or corporations. Conduct industry research to identify trends. Help develop ad-hoc reports based on business needs.
  • Market Risk: interest centered on risk management of traded positions, with exposure to cash and derivatives products across fixed income and equities. You will be embedded within the Market Risk team, and will work closely amongst market risk managers to understand the behavior of financial products and the market risk metrics used to manage trading activity.
  • New Business: work with a team that provides the governance and administration over all business that is new to Nomura. Exposure to Nomura’s extensive list of products traded on a flow basis including cash and derivatives. Work with the deal teams and corporate functions to coordinate the approval process for transactions that are reviewed by equity, debt and other committees.
  • Operational Risk: aid the First Line functions in the identification of risks and the facilitation of processes and / or control improvements to aid in risk mitigation. You will help the team with deep dive analysis and data analytics to potentially identified processes or controls that require targeted risk assessments. Operational risk is the risk of loss or other impact resulting from inadequate or failed internal Processes, People, Systems, or from External Events.
  • Risk Methodology group (RMG): This team develops a robust risk modelling framework to quantify the potential downside or losses that the firm can incur both at the trade and portfolio level. These models are used in regulatory or economic capital calculations, limit monitoring, trade approval or management reporting. The Market Risk Analytics (MRA) is part of the Global Risk Methodologies Group (RMG), and is responsible to lead research, review, development, testing and enhancement of all components of the VaR model consistent with internal requests and regulatory requirements. The team works extensively on the development of the new regulatory capital model required for future regulation (FRTB).
  • CRM Policy & Governance: assist the central team within the Credit Risk Management Division (CRM), with oversight over all processes across CRM teams. Interning with this team, you will get the opportunity to learn how credit risk is managed at a bank and work on a project that will give you firsthand experience of how change is implemented.
  • The Model Validation Group (MVG): provides independent review of the firm’s models. This team ensures compliance with various policies and regulations, evaluate conceptual soundness, challenge model parameters and assumptions as well as develop benchmark models. You will be working on the validation of Risk Models which are used to calculate regulatory capital requirements and for internal risk management. As part of the review process an intern would be expected to understand the economic rationale and quantitative methods of the model.
  • Chief Administrative Officer (CAO): assist team with managing and supervising the day-to-day operations of the various functions related to the department, such as managing budgets, liaise with HR regarding hiring and contracting, assisting business recovery processes and formulating improvements to departmental workings.
  • Risk Change Team: assist team with managing the full project life-cycle on behalf of Global Risk Management for business and regulatory led change programs. Risk Change is responsible for project delivery integrity, effective governance, leading business transformation and engagement with stakeholders for Risk programs.

Desired Skillset

  • Outstanding academic qualifications
  • Strong communication and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Motivated self-starter with a working knowledge of the financial services industry and a desire to develop their skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills


  • GPA: 3.5+
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree (preferably Business, Economics, Accounting or Finance)
  • Graduating between December 2024 and June 2025

The intern position has a set base salary at an annualized rate of $85,000 per year. This is a non-exempt position eligible for overtime in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Nomura is an equal opportunity employer.

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