Leading global asset management firm seeks an investment risk specialist, ideally CFA qualified with a wealth of knowledge in multi-asset funds, with emphasis on equities to join their risk management team for a fixed term of 10-12 months.
Working in a small team alongside the Fund Managers to help them manage risk, the investment risk team also work independently from the investment management process to fully ensure risk levels are in line with expectations. This is achieved by analysing fund risk profiles that necessitates a strong understanding of asset pricing and risks. The role requires applicants to possess familiarity with counterparty risk, regulatory fund requirements and the governance of investment risk.
This is a senior and highly visible role with responsibility for contributing to the ongoing development and improvement of the firm’s risk and attribution function. The role presents the opportunity to work closely with senior investment professionals as well as building close working relationships with risk teams. As such the ability to build and manage effective relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders at all levels across the business is essential and previous experience of leading and motivating a small team will be preferred.
Applicants will be highly numerate graduates with strong analytical and quantitative skills with a solid investment risk background gained from an asset management firm. They will demonstrate the proven ability to operate effectively in a dynamic front office environment, together with a good technical appreciation of the investment process, portfolio construction and portfolio risk analysis.