Risk Analyst

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Operations & Middle Office

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Scott Duerden

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

Our client, a City based Investment and Research Group, are looking to hire a Risk Analyst who will support the monitoring and management of risk across the firm. The role involves identifying risks, assessing the effectiveness of controls and comparing the residual exposure against the firm's risk appetite. The role involves data integration and analytics capabilities, using Microsoft SQL server and Python technologies. The Risk Analyst role has a global scope.


Main Responsibilities will include;


  • Covering the daily risk monitoring tasks, including; Monitoring and reviewing automated risks checks, review and or approval of trading position breaks, assessing credit risk exposure against the firm's counterparties, reviewing currency exposures and executing FX hedging in line with policy, reviewing capital usage against limits, assessing market risk against limits
  • Assessing the valid implementation and monitoring of all major risks controls in line with the company's risk appetite and assigned accountabilities
  • Assisting the Head of Risk with the on-going development and oversight of the firm's Enterprise Risk Management Framework
  • Assisting with, or conducting, the firm's internal incident management review process
  • Facilitating continual improvement of risk management practices and embedding the risk culture throughout the firm
  • Providing coverage for global risk matters during the local time-zone as part of the Risk Department's "follow the sun" operational model
  • Timely and accurate reporting and/or escalation of risk matters to relevant stakeholders
  • Preparation of monthly risk reports
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with the firm's Clearers / Prime Brokers / Regulators / Exchanges
  • Carrying out any other Risk related requests from Team Leader or Head of Risk


To be considered for this position, ideal candidates must have the following experience/skills;


  • Strong experience in a risk management role within financial services
  • Knowledge of trading styles, option theory, risk analytics, equity markets, scenario analysis
  • Understanding of the relevant regulatory frameworks as it applies to risk management
  • Ability to build systems and processes, ideally with the ability to code in languages such as SQL/Python
  • Ability to design tools and define specifications to developers for appropriate tools for the risk function
  • Excellent communication skills for dealing with all departments internally and major counterparties externally
  • Ability to work in a time-pressured and dynamic environment with a high degree of accuracy and concentration
  • Excellent problem solver and quick thinker, with the ability to contribute innovative ideas

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