Model Validation Analyst

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Audit, Risk, Compliance & Fraud
Dallas, TX - Republic Center (HTH)
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
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Job Summary

The Model Validation Analyst is responsible for executing best-practice model validation activities to ensure models across Hilltop Holdings Inc. (“HTH”) are conceptually sound relative to their intended use and performing appropriately.


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Essential Functions

  1. Validate the performance and controls of models across HTH.
  2. Document and present findings to necessary individuals and/or groups.
  3. Provide input to model risk management framework for HTH including annual validation plans, model inventory, and model risk ranking.
  4. Develop and maintain effective partnerships with participants / stakeholders within HTH's model risk management community.
  5. Other duties as assigned.


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Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics or related field required. Master’s Degree highly desired.
  • Must have direct experience in model validation in the financial services industry.
  • Familiarity with market, credit and/or operational risk measurement methodologies and quantitative analytics strongly preferred.
  • Ability to assess model conceptual design, back-testing of model results, theoretical underpinnings and assumptions, model owner controls over data flows, model execution, and compliance of model results with intended application by model users
  • Must have a demonstrated analytical approach to complex processes
  • Excellent time management, organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task and work in a deadline-driven, multi-faceted environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.


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About the Company

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Hilltop Holdings offers a diverse range of financial services through its four primary subsidiaries, PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, HilltopSecurities, and National Lloyds Corporation. PlainsCapital Bank is a leading commercial bank with locations throughout Texas. PrimeLending is a national mortgage provider focused on purchase mortgage originations. HilltopSecurities provides financial advisory, clearing, retail brokerage, and other investment banking services. National Lloyds Corporation is a niche property and casualty underwriter focused on homeowners insurance for low value dwellings. Hilltop Holdings seeks to build the premier Texas-based diversified financial services holding company through acquisitions and organic growth.  To learn more, please visit


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