High profile asset manager offers an excellent opportunity to join their highly regarded portfolio risk team on a fixed term basis for approximately 5 months.
Key purpose of the role will be to provide independent oversight of equity portfolios in order to ensure that funds are managed in line with corporate objectives and guidelines. This will involve working closely with fund managers to identify and manage investment risk and advising on the effective allocation of the risk budget. Responsibilities will include the production of risk materials for use in regular risk meetings with front office investment teams, providing ad hoc risk analysis as requested by the business and undertaking regular equity portfolio reviews to ensure adherence to investor expectations and company objectives.
Applicants will possess an excellent academic record, which will ideally include a relevant post graduate qualification, a strong numerical bias and analytical skills, exposure to modern portfolio theory and previous experience of using Equity risk models.
In addition to the technical skills listed above the successful candidate will be a strong communicator with the ability to influence and negotiate at all levels of the business. The ability and desire to undertake e ad hoc project and research work in order to add value is essential and the role will suit an innovative individual with a flexible approach.