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.
The role will suit an impressive individual with excellent academics (preferably a post graduate degree) and proven investment risk experience that will include knowledge of modern portfolio theory and will have experience of using Equity fundamental and statistical risk models, together with exposure to bottom-up active equity portfolio management.
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.
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 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.