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Investment Risk Oversight Analyst

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Job Title: Investment Risk Oversight Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
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Contact Name: Adam Small
Contact Email: asmall@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

We are looking to hear from investment risk specialists to join a leading investment management firm as an Investment Risk Oversight Analyst, based in their London offices.


 

About The Role

The purpose of this role is to oversee, challenge and support the investment risk management framework and oversee the management of investment risk exposures across all asset classes and regions.

A core objective of the role will be to perform a rolling assurance of the first-line investment risk management controls and processes against the Regulatory and internal Risk Management Policies. Where weaknesses or gaps are identified in first-line processes, the role holder will be expected to track these issues whilst supporting the first-line teams in addressing them. In addition, the role holder will be expected to assure that portfolio-level investment risk and performance issues are being identified, escalated and resolved appropriately.

The scope of the role may include assessment of risk frameworks and risk exposures across market risk, liquidity risk and counterparty risk. In addition, the role may support the investment risk hard limit breach management and reporting.

The role holder will support the broader team to oversee the management of investment risk exposures and performance outcomes across public market funds. They will also need to work closely with the Compliance Advisory team to ensure appropriate coverage of regulatory requirements. The role holder will report into the Investment Risk Assurance Manager.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight, challenge and support of the investment risk hard limit breach management process and the reporting of all mandate hard limit breaches;

  • Provide assurance on the robustness of first-line investment risk management controls and processes against the Regulatory and Internal Risk Management policies;

  • Provide assurance and challenge around the risk controls and measures in place for portfolios, to ensure they provide effective risk management and reporting of the investment risks to which they are exposed;

  • Ongoing assurance of the quality and timeliness of the tripartite operations which underpin the investment risk management control framework across portfolios.

  • Help drive and construct the 2nd line investment risk related global policies.

  • Provide reporting to relevant Boards and Committees on; investment risk and performance of funds; assurance of governance frameworks and processes

  • Tracking issues of concern to the Investment Risk Assurance Manager and the Head of Investment Risk Oversight which may be escalated internally and/or tabled on the agendas of subcommittees of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee so that they can be addressed in a timely and effective manner;

  • Working with Governance colleagues to ensure appropriate escalation and resolution of portfolio hard risk limit breaches and portfolio performance issues

 

Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Good undergraduate degree

  • Experience in the asset management industry

  • Strong knowledge and interpretation of regulations related to investment risk and liquidity risk management

  • Good understanding of investment risk analytics such as VaR

  • Good knowledge of financial instruments and markets

  • Strong knowledge in equity, fixed income, credit and derivatives

  • Strong communicator and report writing skills

 

Desirable

  • IMC/CFA would be advantageous

  • Experience in writing policies

  • Proficient Powerpoint and Excel skills

 

Person Specification

  • Excellent report writing skills

  • Communication skills

  • Planning & Organisation

  • Team work

  • Problem solving

  • Analytical skills

  • Building strong positive relationships across stakeholders

Ref: | Published: 30 Jan 2019