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Risk Manager

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Job Title: Risk Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contact Name: Adam Small
Contact Email: asmall@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Lawson Chase are working closely with a London based Real Estate Investment firm in recruiting an experienced Risk Manager.

 

About The Company

The company is one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world with c.£79.3bn in AUM. Managing a suite of nearly 80 funds and mandates spanning both debt and equity across diverse geographies, sectors, investment styles and vehicle types, they provide access to every aspect of real estate investing. With offices in 20 cities throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific, over 500 professionals and 70 years of investing experience, the platform offers impressive local expertise coupled with a sophisticated global perspective.

Our investment, asset management and corporate strategies grow from a deep understanding of the structural trends that they believe will shape the future of real estate and responsible investing beyond market cycles. This ‘Tomorrow’s World’ approach sits at the core of the investment process and business operations, informing long-term view of real estate investments for the enduring benefit of both clients and society.

 

About The Role

The Risk function provides oversight of the full spectrum of risks across all functions within the business. The Risk Manager will be expected to contribute to the success of the business by adding to the oversight capability as well as facilitating business growth through effective risk consultation.

The Risk Manager will provide support in the measurement, evaluation and reporting of risk across all areas of the business globally and provide clear risk information to the Head of Risk, thereby contributing to reporting to senior management and oversight bodies.

Provide forward-looking risk input, trying to anticipate potential issues by assessing known or foreseeable risks and thereby enabling the firm to take action to avoid or mitigate the impact of those issues.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide support in the measurement, evaluation and reporting of risk across all areas of the business globally and provide clear risk information to the Head of Risk, thereby contributing to reporting to senior management and oversight bodies.

  • Provide forward-looking risk input, trying to anticipate potential issues by assessing known or foreseeable risks and thereby enabling the firm to take action to avoid or mitigate the impact of those issues.

  • Facilitate the embedding of a culture of risk management throughout the business on a global basis by actively cultivating and maintaining key relationships, providing advice and support on risk management issues and demonstrating to Management the benefits to b derived from such a culture.

  • Provide input into the development, management and maintenance of operational risk framework, incorporating suitable tools, techniques and reports to support the business, Executive Leadership Team (“ELT”), Risk & Compliance Committee (“RCC”) and regulators. These include, but are not limited to: risk appetite, risk assessment models, risk indicators and risk event evaluation.

  • Undertake risk and control reviews in appropriate areas of the business, either in a standalone capacity or working alongside Internal Audit and/or Compliance.

  • Contribute to the effective use and development of the firm's operational risk system as the primary business tool for providing on-going assurance that controls are effectively designed and implemented. Utilise the system to deliver quality management information that enables effective action to mitigate operational risks.

  • Lead the delivery of a risk based, enterprise-wide monitoring plan to ensure that operational (and other) risk issues are identified and mitigated prior to risks crystallising.

  • Proactively contribute to the process for evaluating and rectifying major incidents across the business, minuting incident committees where relevant, ensuring swift resolution of the incident, capturing root causes, lessons learnt and ensuring any actions for future risk mitigation are implemented.

  • Liaise with non-UK offices (currently Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Singapore, Sweden, China and Australia) to ensure they are aware of developments in risk- related policies and other relevant matters and receive their feedback on risk matters in their jurisdiction.

  • Contribute to the risk team’s maintenance of the firm's global business continuity management framework and procedures.

  • Assist in maintaining an effective approach to overseeing risk management in conjunction with applicable regulatory requirements e.g. AIFMD, ICAAP, Dodd Frank, EMIR.

  • Monitor portfolio risks (Market, Credit and Liquidity) relative to pre-determined thresholds.

  • Maintain awareness of developments in risk and control assessment in the industry, and promote innovation to management on issues relevant to the firm's business profile.

 

Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in financial services of which majority spent in a risk or risk related function;

  • Strong relationship building attributes based around mutual respect and the strength of character to be able to present risk management issues assertively but constructively;

  • The ability to act under their own initiative and be able to influence a variety of stakeholders, including senior management, in order to achieve their objectives;

  • Strong communication, reporting and presentation skills;

  • A focus on delivery and the ability to work to tight deadlines; and

  • A strong problem solving/analytical mind-set.

  • Confidence and desire to take responsibility for deliverables

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Results, deadline and quality driven

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

  • Desire to learn, develop and add value

  • Adaptability and commercial awareness

  • Use own initiative to identify problems and deliver solutions to meet deadlines

  • Customer focus and team work

  • Act in line with  company values

Ref: | Published: 31th Aug 2017