Market / Investment Risk Analyst
£60,000 - £66,000 + Bonus + Benefits

The Company
They are a major investment manager group with AUM of over £100 billion. They are highly regarded and have a strong employee involvement and a culture of fostering career development and employee participation. They are currently engaged on an expansion path and have ambitions to be amongst the top 4 investment management groups in Europe. The current position has arisen due to the promotion of a team member.

The Role
The global investment risk team manages investment risk monitoring and analytics and focus on control review and risk supervision. They also support the development and maintenance of the global investment risk systems framework. Reporting to the Head of Investment Risk, working within a highly regarded global market / investment risk team you will have a number of responsibilities within the team. They include the following:

  • Monitoring on a daily basis all core portfolios paying attention to structured analysis, in-depth analysis of commonalities and escalation of any issues. You will have risk oversight of a major part of the Fixed Income asset class.
  • Deliver analytics for MI, clients and relevant internal Committees as well as act as a contact point for ad hoc analytics queries from the business.
  • To employ dynamic modelling tools for pre-trade, optimisation and scenario testing as required by front office teams. Increase AAM awareness of the investment risk team within local and overseas offices.
  • You will need to develop relationships with relevant teams and assess local requirements.
  • You will ensure the integrity and quality of investment data used within investment risk systems, maintaining and developing existing batch procedures and associated data access for APT, using relevant desktop applications as well as building and developing reports (including investment risk reports for wide use) via mainly using Excel and SQL database.

Who They AreLooking For
To be considered for this excellent role, you must meet the following requirements

  • You must have 2 - 4 years investment / market risk experience gained within either investment / asset management, a hedge fund or investment banking.
  • You must have an excellent educational background including a good class of degree in a quantitative / numerical subject e.g. Maths, Engineering.
  • You must have excellent knowledge of Excel including modelling skills. VBA programming a great advantage as is SQL.
  • Strong awareness of how assets and markets move and knowledge of assets classes including Fixed Income.
  • Strong acumen, with an extremely methodical and inquiring mind with strong numerical analysis skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced dynamic environment.

Other skills required

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Strong team working ability.