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Risk Manager

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Job Title: Risk Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Contact Name: Adam Small
Contact Email: asmall@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: 12 days ago

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing oversight of multi-asset (MA) investment risk issues, including regular dialogue with and constructive challenge of the investment team

  • Measuring, monitoring and reporting multi-asset investment risk across all MA funds in accordance with agreed limits and investment mandates, and implementing appropriate escalation processes where required

  • Providing multi-asset investment risk updates to the Head of Investment Risk and key stakeholders as required

  • Driving MA risk intelligence including developing bespoke what-if risk scenario analyses and stress tests in the context of the managers’ objectives to ensure that managers remain risk-aware as they consider various options, instruments and funds to express and implement their investment strategies

  • Working with both internal and external teams to establish and maintain appropriate standards of reporting.

  • Engaging in regular MA desk-wide analysis pinpointing major changes in risk and associated rationale
    developing and maintaining
    a MA liquidity risk framework for a diverse range of instruments and funds

  • Establishing and maintaining constructive working relationships with internal clients, including the Fund Management, Performance, Distribution and Marketing teams, Technology and Operations teams as well as external service providers, such that multi-asset investment risk issues are identified and resolved in an effective and timely manner

  • Acting as a source of technical expertise on multi-asset investment risk matters
    Contributing, as appropriate, to all new business activities and projects to ensure that key multi-asset investment risk issues are being identified and appropriately resolved

  • Working with the Head of Investment Risk, Performance & reporting and other staff to develop and maintain the Risk Management Process (RMP) required to meet regulatory requirements for sophisticated and non-sophisticated funds

  • Producing and analysing regular back-testing and stress-testing for UCITS MA funds as required by the regulator

  • Producing and analysing other regular reports for trustees, boards and regulators as required

 

Company Values

Pioneering:

  • Innovate, take bold steps forward

  • Stand up for what’s right

  • Question convention and stay curious

 

Dependable:

  • Use expertise to deliver on promises

  • Persevere to get the right outcome

  • Act with focus and care

 

Stronger together:

  • Collaborate, learn from experience, and adapt

  • Share openly and transparently

  • Listen, to include new perspectives

 

Skills & Experience

  • Degree in a Finance, Mathematics, Engineering or related quantitative subject

    • Professional qualifications could include IMC, CFA or FRM

  • Experience in the investment industry, with emphasis on risk monitoring

  • Exposure to multi-asset optimization techniques, including mean-variance optimization and scenario-based optimization (non-linear products). Familiarity with risk budgeting, decomposition (incremental, marginal risk) and risk factor analysis across a range of investment strategies and investment management styles.

Ref: | Published: 03 Dec 2018