Risk - Assistant Manager

to £60000 + Bonus + Benefits

City of London


This is an excellent opportunity to join an independent subsidiary of one of the world's largest banks. This company comprises more than 600 branches, sub-branches and agencies. They offer an extensive scope of financial products and services to businesses, governments and private individuals.


To be considered for this role, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Experience in a Risk Management role in a financial services, securities, related environment;
  • Good knowledge of risk management concepts, tools and methodologies, in particular for operational risk - qualification in Risk Management, Securities or related subjects preferable;
  • Understanding of Credit, Market and Liquidity risk management in a securities environment;
  • Understanding of EU CRD IV Pillar 2 and 3 requirements and FCA IFPRU rules as they apply to a non-significant IFPRU firm;
  • Knowledge of regulations in respect of Recovery and Resolution Planning, Liquidity Risk Management and Business Continuity;
  • General securities product knowledge - in particular fixed income and securities financing;
  • Proven ability to write reports and to communicate at a senior level;
  • Some team management experience preferable
  • Bright and articulate with a keen interest in all aspects of risk management and the wider financial services environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Able to think on their feet and communicate complex information in a clear and succinct manner;
  • Very strong written skills, high standards of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Numerate and able to work confidently with Excel;


The Risk Management department is responsible for the firm's risk management framework. Advising the Board and Senior Management on risk appetite, risk identification, controls, mitigants, key risk indicators, risk reporting and monitoring and implementing systems and controls for effective management of all risks - predominantly operational risk, but also credit, market and liquidity risks. The role includes the following:

  • Ensuring all regulatory requirements in respect of risk management in a non-significant IFPRU investment firm are adhered to - including CRD Pillar 2 ICAAP, Stress testing and scenario analysis, ILAA, Pillar 3 Disclosures, Recovery and Resolution Planning.
  • Managing and monitoring client mandate limits and credit and market risk limits in line with Large Exposure and Liquidity regulations and internal rules.
  • Co-ordinating Business Continuity Planning for the firm.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Assisting with day to day running of the Risk Management department (3 members of staff);
  • Ensuring there is an effective and robust risk management framework within the firm that is in line with the Firm's Risk Appetite, applicable regulatory requirements and the parent company's policies;
  • Assisting with day to day management of the Risk Management team, including oversight of risk monitoring;
  • Ensuring effectiveness of risk identification processes and that the department is proactive and forward looking;
  • Creating and updating Risk Management policies, procedure and reports, including annual SYSC report to the Board of Directors;
  • Ensuring effective processes are in place for the management and monitoring of exposures and limits, in line with applicable regulations and client mandates;
  • Liaising with Senior Management and department heads to embed a risk conscious culture, identify and investigate risk events and root causes and support the business in improving controls;
  • Carry out staff training on risk management, including induction and error awareness training;
  • Assessing risks for new business, products or changes to activities;
  • Co-ordination of the Business Continuity Plans together with the BCP Committee;
  • Management of the firm's ICAAP and ILAA in line with FCA IFPRU rules and CRD IV Pillar 2
  • Creation of the CRD IV Pillar 3 Disclosures;
  • Updating the Recovery and Resolution Plans for the firm in line with FCA rules and reporting to the regulator on these;