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Risk Manager (UCITS)

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Job Title: Risk Manager (UCITS)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Contact Name: Adam Small
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Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

A top tier asset management firm is seeking to recruit an experienced Risk Manager to join their Investment Products & Strategies team in London. This is a new role, and reflects the firm’s ongoing commitment to developing the appropriate infrastructure around the governance of mandates managed for clients falling under EU regulatory regimes, such as UCITS and AIFMD.


The Role

The Risk Manager will be responsible for developing a deep understanding of the firm’s strategies, and for overseeing and enhancing the infrastructure and controls required to ensure that they are managed in compliance with UCITS, AIFMD and other regulatory frameworks. He/she will engage externally to build their knowledge of industry best practices, trends and changes to regulation. He/she will also work closely with a number of internal teams including Portfolio Management, Investment Science, the Funds Group and Relationship Management to ensure client expectations are met, as well as contractual obligations. He/she will also engage in the product development process, to evaluate strategy suitability within UCITS and other frameworks.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assess the firm’s investment risk management policies and procedures, as they relate to mandates falling under EU regulatory regimes, such as UCITS and AIFMD;

  • Ensure compliance with global exposure, leverage limits under EU regulation, in the firm’s role as Investment Manager;

  • Review client IMAs, prospectuses, guidelines, RMPs and the like;

  • Ensure that collateral management complies with UCITS requirements and client policies;

  • Identify, escalate and resolve risk issues;

  • Advise on asset eligibility questions;

  • Engage in the product development process, and advise on suitability challenges;

  • Interact with clients when investment risk issues and/or enquiries are raised;

  • Build connections within the industry to assess marketplace and regulatory changes/developments;

  • Oversee client risk management process documents

  • Add new regulatory frameworks to the risk management programme


Skills & Experience

  • Have a strong academic background, ideally including a relevant post-graduate qualification (e.g. Masters degree, CFA, FRM);

  • Have 10+ years of relevant professional experience, gained within the Asset Management industry;

  • Be an expert on risk management requirements under UCITS and AIFMD, including knowledge of VaR and Commitment Approach methodologies;

  • Be able to work independently as well as part of a team, to identify, research, and resolve unfamiliar issues;

  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail, and the ability to efficiently document intricate business processes;

  • Have a strong interest in global business matters, including the ability to work across offices, team and cultures;

  • Have strong interpersonal skills, in order to interact effectively with colleagues and with senior management;

  • Demonstrate interest in building technology and data solutions.

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