Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Experienced market risk manager successful in leading high performing teams. A firm believer in leading by example, and setting the appropriate culture and framework in place with clear roles and responsibilities and capabilities for team members to exceed expectations. Highly effective in setting stretch goals to maximize the team's ability to exceed both tactical and strategic priorities, understanding that a high degree of collaboration is necessary with the various stakeholders for optimal results



    Credit spread products

    Problem solving


    Strategic mindset


    Relationship management

    Interest rate derivatives

Work History
Market Risk Director, 10/2010 - Current
Natixis S.A. Lyon, MS,
  • Led a high performing team in the oversight of the Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) Spread Municipal Products Group and Wells Fargo Advisors (WFA) trading desk. Previously covered Corporate Treasury, GIB Commercial Banking, and Investment Portfolio Hedging businesses
  • Managed risk oversight and measurement for credit spread sensitive instruments. CIB products included municipal high grade, high yield, and distressed bonds, and credit derivatives. WFA products included high grade and high yield corporate bonds, emerging market corporate and sovereign bonds, and Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS). Managed risk for credit-sensitive financing products such as total return swaps, client-facing reverse repo, tender option bonds, and variable municipal term preferreds
  • Led team responsible for the measurement and reporting of market risk metrics including Value at Risk (VaR), stress scenarios, and sensitivities, implementing an efficient framework to identify issues along with proposed remediation steps. Instituted a robust governance process to promote adherence to established limits and policies, evidenced by effective internal audit reviews and successful remediation plan adoptions during the COVID-19 induced market disruption
  • Led team and other cross-functional efforts with a strategic mindset, setting the appropriate guiding principles and clear roles and responsibilities to maximize the ability to navigate through bureaucratic situations. Supported a collaborative environment across front office and independent risk management teams. Sample accomplishments included model migration and intraday risk efforts for FRTB, leading the Pathfinder roadmap for CMRG’s strategic capabilities, and leading the partnership between CMRG, the front office, and Counterparty Risk to set municipal bond haircuts
  • Promoted a growth mindset for talent management whereby team members were encouraged to lead initiatives outside of routine deliverables. Examples included leading the MCRM Summer Intern program, the MCRM Python Training series, and participation in the MCRM Innovation Challenge
  • Advocated for a robust model governance framework with a focus on improvements and collaboration with the front office, Risk Analytics, and Corporate Model Risk. Built tools to test model effectiveness such as VaR attribution, stress scenario delta-gamma explain, and sensitivities benchmarking
  • Participated in meetings with bank regulators. Led discussions on the CCAR municipal credit stripe and provided CIB Spread division market updates during the March 2020 market disruption
  • Promoted a collaborative relationship with the front office in support of WFC shareholders and customers while maintaining independence; logged on avg nine annual credible challenges since 2017
  • Championed innovative analytical frameworks in support of risk oversight activities in alignment with the group’s strategic priorities. Examples included the development of VaR what-if capabilities in support of WFC’s VaR limit, market risk capital explain, MSRB dealer balance sheet estimate, pnl attribution, VaR change explain, municipal bond liquidity measurement, and pnl analysis explain
  • Provided leadership on municipal new issue transactions underwriting and potential balance sheet usage primarily via the Municipal Approval Committee (MAC), Fixed Income Commitment Committee (FICC), and the Capital Allocation Advisory Group (CAAG)
  • Spearheaded effort to institute ‘Market Alerts’ into Market Risk Mandates, a series of potential market leading indicator thresholds
  • Managed risk oversight for interest rate products such as municipal derivatives, sovereigns, and agencies. Managed the price verification for over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate options
  • Co-led the formation of the MCRM Mentoring program to increase collaboration across MCRM and provide growing opportunities for participants. 2019 and 2020 program sizes were 125-140 participants
Product Controller, 07/2007 - 10/2010
Lennar Hialeah, FL,
  • Responsible for the daily pnl reporting for the Municipal Derivatives, MBS pass-through, and Short Dated Options desks. Asset classes covered included agencies, treasuries, corporates, municipals, agency CMO’s, TBA’s, pass-throughs, exchange traded futures/options, and OTC derivatives
  • Led the monthly Rates, Commodities, and Municipal Products price verification meeting with finance, front office, and risk management representatives. Led meetings with regulators and auditors
Mortgage Financial Analyst, 07/2003 - 07/2007
Equifax Charleston, SC,
  • Developed detailed mortgage origination performance reports including application activity and lead-to-close ratio. Analyzed the mortgage loan pipeline attributes (FICO, LTV, lien , product, collateral) to forecast closed loan volumes
Credit Investigator, 01/2003 - 05/2003
CIT Group City, STATE,
Bachelor of Science: Management Information Systems/Intl. Business, Expected in 06/2003
The University of North Carolina At Charlotte - Charlotte,
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Study Abroad: Kingston University, England, Summer 2002
Master of Science: Risk Management, Expected in 08/2015
New York University - New York, NY

FINRA 52 - Municipal Securities Representative

FINRA 53 - Municipal Securities Principal

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