Job Title: Market Risk Manager – Macro Team
Line of Business: Global Risk / Global Market Risk
Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President
Location: London, UK
The work of a Market Risk Manager is a blend of technical understanding of financial products, real-time monitoring of financial markets, and quantitative data analysis/modelling. It requires a variety of communication skills used to report on risk positions in order to influence risk takers and inform key stakeholders. This role is within the EMEA Macro Team with coverage across several asset classes.
The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying, managing and communicating market risk exposures. The role involves managing significant risk positions and performing quantitative and qualitative analysis. It also requires a thorough understanding of risk management practices and appreciation for financial products. The role requires understanding the business activity on a trading desk and undertaking risk reporting across a range of audiences ranging from individual traders, through to senior management and regulators. Risk analysis is one half of the job, performed using the firm’s systems as well as via ad-hoc methods. Communication is the other half of the job, describing the analysis conducted in a variety of ways, some standard, and some ad-hoc.
Working closely with trading desks and support partners to enhance our overall risk management capabilities.
Identifying, managing and communicating risk exposures.
Risk reporting across a broad range of audiences ranging from individual traders, to senior management and regulators.
Skills / Knowledge:
There is no unique background defining a successful Risk Manager. However, a quantitative mind, natural curiosity, a desire to challenge the status quo while searching for gaps and trying to see the big picture are key requirements.
One or more of the following qualities would be beneficial:
Previous experience as a Risk Manager working directly with the Front Line and performing risk analysis.
Solid academic background, which may include a postgraduate qualification.
Good people skills demonstrated across various communication styles (both written and verbal).
Knowledge of financial markets is required, ideally with solid understanding of Macroeconomics.
Understanding of financial derivatives and modelling.
Ability to multi-task and prioritise across several competing demands, meeting tight deadlines.
Effective team player.
Excellent problem solving skills.
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