Risk Analyst - Top Investment Manager

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Opus Recruitment Solutions Limited
  • 15 Sep 16

My client is a top global investment firm. The Risk Management team has direct responsibility for monitoring and managing market, credit, liquidity, model and funding risk exposures of firm-managed investments, providing reports and other tools to the Principals, portfolio managers and traders, setting and managing limits and approving all new or changed strategies, models and accounts. The team is looking for an exceptionally talented Risk Management Analyst. The Analyst will support client and regulatory risk reporting function, as well as daily risk management processes.

Your Role
The team is looking for an exceptionally talented Risk Management Analyst. The Analyst will support client and risk function, as well as daily risk management processes. A successful candidate will be passionate about risk management and value the importance it brings to effectively manage portfolios.

  • Perform reviews of client reports and other communications that contain risk information
  • Provide risk expertise and guidance on regulatory filings to relevant internal clients and external service providers
  • Work closely with internal teams, front office personnel and vendors to design and implement new risk reporting deliverables
  • Prepare accurate responses in a timely manner to Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), where it relates to risk information
  • Support daily risk processes, including active risk management as well as limits monitoring and related escalation procedures
  • Participate in new projects, client development initiatives, and ad-hoc reporting activities

What You’ll Bring

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting or a quantitative field from top university
  • 2-4 years of risk control, risk reporting or product control experience
  • Understanding of financial instruments and risk metrics (including, but not limited to: risk exposures, duration, beta, volatility, option Greeks)
  • Knowledge of accounting principles – candidate must understand which reporting metrics reconcile with financial reporting
  • Proficiency in SQL, and/or general ability to retrieve and analyze high volumes of data under time pressure
  • Familiarity with hedge fund reporting standards (Open Protocol/OPERA), and regulatory reporting requirements (Form PF, AIFMD) preferred, but not required
  • Ability to learn and navigate legal structures used by the firm (including master-feeder structures, mutual funds, multi – strategy funds)

Who You Are

  • Committed to intellectual integrity, with a high degree of ethics
  • Mature and thoughtful, with the ability to operate within a collaborative, team – oriented culture
  • Hard working and eager to learn in a highly intellectual, innovative environment
  • Well – organized, detail – oriented; able to multi – task and keep track of various deadlines
  • Look beyond the surface level to understand the underlying details