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OCBC - Internship: Group Risk Management - Risk Portfolio Management (21 Apr)







Position Type

Internship: Group Risk Management - Risk Portfolio Management

Post Date

21 Apr 2019 Employer Description

OCBC Bank is the longest established Singapore bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912. It is now the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets and one of the world’s most highly-rated banks, with an Aa1 rating from Moody’s. Recognised for its financial strength and stability, OCBC Bank is consistently ranked among the World’s Top 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance and has been named Best Managed Bank in Singapore by The Asian Banker. OCBC Bank and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of commercial banking, specialist financial and wealth management services, ranging from consumer, corporate, investment, private and transaction banking to treasury, insurance, asset management and stockbroking services. OCBC Bank’s key markets are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greater China. It has more than 570 branches and representative offices in 19 countries and regions. These include over 300 branches and offices in Indonesia under subsidiary Bank OCBC NISP, and more than 100 branches and offices in Hong Kong, China and Macao under OCBC Wing Hang. OCBC Bank’s private banking services are provided by its wholly-owned subsidiary Bank of Singapore, which operates on a unique open-architecture product platform to source for the best-in-class products to meet its clients’ goals.  OCBC Bank's insurance subsidiary, Great Eastern Holdings, is the oldest and most established life insurance group in Singapore and Malaysia. Its asset management subsidiary, Lion Global Investors, is one of the largest private sector asset management companies in Southeast Asia.

Program Details

The intern will be attached to a risk management department responsible for risk quantification, risk disclosure and portfolio optimisation. In particular, the intern will assist in digital transformation initiatives across various departmental functions.

These initiatives include:

- Process automation: To assist in developing automation solutions in order to enhance the efficiency and quality of processes related to internal and regulatory reporting. This will provide the intern an overview of the regular business-as-usual cycles underlying the department's risk analysis and disclosure functions.

- Exploratory model development using alternative techniques and data: To assist in developing credit risk models using advanced data science techniques and new types of data. This will allow the intern to develop an appreciation of practical considerations involving the use of machine learning algorithms and big data.

- Model management toolkit: To assist in developing a Python-based toolkit facilitating the validation of credit risk models, comprising statistical tests, conditional analyses and report generation. This will allow the intern an understanding of the internal assurance process for the continued fitness for use of credit risk models.


Special Skills

Python/R and/or data science skill set


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