Investment Risk Manager - Fund Management

Maxfield Search & Selection Limited
London, UK
03 Sep 2019
06 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading Global Fund Management Business requires an experienced Investment Risk Manager with strong cross-asset product / portfolio knowledge, a track record of partnering the portfolio / fund managers and the ability to improve and integrate risk models. The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in a Front Office facing role within a major asset management, fund management or investment management institution and will ideally have exposure and strong knowledge of portfolio construction and asset allocation.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in the Investment Risk Management function of a major asset management, fund management or investment management institution and you will have significant risk management experience, ideally in multiple assets and in a front-office based, 'active management' environment.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct portfolio risk analysis, providing independent assessments of asset allocation and other portfolio-level investment strategies.
  • Develop relevant frameworks and metrics for portfolio risk analysis.
  • Oversee benchmark selection & assessment.
  • Conduct scenario analysis and stress tests for a variety of portfolios.
  • Proactively highlight risk issues and commentary to the CRO and senior management.
  • Take ownership for all aspects of portfolio risk as well as develop and enhance the investment risk process
  • Develop strong and positive relationships with the fund managers across all relevant investment centres
  • Proactively work to meet regulatory responsibilities and best practice
  • Engender positive working relationships across the group

Competencies Required
  • Deep understanding of portfolio construction and financial modelling preferably with prior working experience in both fields.
  • Strong preference for candidates with quantitative skills and an ability to code.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken/
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal clients at all levels
  • Excellent knowledge of derivatives (types, valuation/pricing, risks)
  • General knowledge of vanilla funds and alternative funds
  • Knowledge of risk models and concepts such ad tracking error, VaR, and stress testing methodologies together with an appreciation of their limitations
  • Ability to use initiative and influence a variety of stakeholders across all levels of the business
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to present detailed analysis in a clear and concise manner
  • High degree of numeracy

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