Manager Risk Governance & Risk Appetite

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • HSBC Bank plc
  • 20 Sep 16

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We are currently seeking an ambitious individual to join our Global Risk division, working together with colleagues to define, manage and achieve divisional business targets.

Role Purpose:

  • To support the Global Head of Risk Startegy (GHRS) and Global Head of Risk Governance and Risk Appetite (GH RG&GA) in the shaping and stewardship of the Group’s enterprise risk management framework and related infrastructure, through:
  • Supporting the development and implementation of the enterprise risk management framework.
  • Assisting with the RMM/non-executive committees end-to-end processes, including developing the agenda, coordination of papers and production of briefing notes.
  • Supporting the forward looking evaluation of the Group’s risk profile through the integration and delivery of the Risk Appetite Profile, Top and Emerging Risks and Risk Map reports.
  • Supporting the development, implementation and embedding of the Global Risk Appetite Framework through
  • Supporting the development, articulation and monitoring of the risk appetite statements in the bank and driving the global risk appetite workstreams;
  • Guiding and supporting Risk Appetite teams in Regions, Countries, Global Businesses and Global Functions in respect to their risk appetite statements and alignment to the global framework; and
  • Supporting the embedding of the global framework and implementation of other global initiatives.
  • Assisting with the co-ordination of the end-to-end process for the Interim Report (IR) and the Annual Report and Accounts (ARA) processes for Global Risk, and the overall design and structure Risk Strategy-owned commentaries


  • Support the co-ordination of Group-level risk governance committees, ensuring efficient and timely reporting to a high quality
  • Actively participate in the implementation of the Global Risk Appetite Framework and support the development of the Risk Appetite Statement, including consulting with stakeholders to determine a robust and appropriate set of metrics and thresholds that can be used in key decision-making processes
  • Prepare enteprise risk reports (Risk Appetite Profile, Risk Map, Top and Emerging Risks) for the GHRS and GH RG&RA, used to inform risk management and oversight
  • Act as the central point of contact on the processes supporting the enterprise risk reports
  • Prepare insightful briefing notes for the the GHRS or Group CRO through application of broad knowledge of risk management, strategic objectives and macro-economic and regulatory trends.
  • Prepare ad hoc papers or presentations, as requested by the GHRS

To be successful in this role you should meet the following requirements:

  • Generally role holder will have degree or in a Quantitative, Finance or Business discipline;
  • Good understanding of the risks associated with the full set of HSBC’s products and services;
  • Good understanding of HSBC overall business dynamics and culture;
  • Experience of developing, implementing and communicating key concepts in a challenging and changing regulatory and risk environment;
  • Good leadership skills and the ability to exercise leadership;
  • Experience of discussing complex analytical subjects with non-technical internal and external counterparts;
  • An understanding of regulatory developments and supervisory practices, which may include experience in dealing with regulators; and
  • Working across various levels of the organisation to understand cross-functional linkages and interdependencies.     

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