Market Risk Manager Market Risk Manager …

Arthur Financial
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Sep 20
£55,000 - £75,000 + Bonus
Arthur Financial
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Sep 20
£55,000 - £75,000 + Bonus
Arthur Financial
Arthur Financial have partnered exclusively, with a leading (re) insurer with ambitious growth plans to help build out their market risk function. A unique opportunity to join an innovative and exciting green field business. If you are looking to join a company where you can help direct the future of the function, this job is for you.

Working for the Head of Risk the successful candidate will support and help shape risk oversight of  the investment portfolios as well as any financial market risk arising from the business. 

You will work closely with the first line investment team to support their portfolio management and strategy from a risk management perspective, with the capital team to support the calibration and validation of the internal model developed and with the Actuarial teams to maintain a liability-based benchmark for the asset portfolio.

Key responsibilities

Support the calibration and validation of market and credit risk parameters for use in capital modelling

Develop and maintain a stress and scenario testing framework

Develop and implement new risk processes and systens

Review the liability-based benchmarks

Monitoring liquidity risk and the groups liquidity risk framework

Support risk review and advice on sign offs on any expansions or significant variations to existing portfolios, including new products and market expansions


Financial/Investment risk experience ideally from an insurance company, actuarial consultancy or ratings agency

Sound understanding of investment fundamentals, asset classes, sectors and principles.

Good understanding of risk management methodologies including VaR

Good understanding of risk-based economic models including Solvency II. • Significant experience with quantitative risk modelling, ideally with practical experience with stochastic risk models.

Graduate degree or professional qualifications in financial modelling, economics, quantitative risk or equivalent.


Company Overview

Arthur is a specialist recruitment consultancy, focusing on insurance and financial markets.

We allocate our talent management resources to meeting, qualifying and getting to know all candidates and clients in our target markets.
Arthur is a company that strives to create an excellent culture and working environment for our staff. Our operational infrastructure provides our team with the latest in innovations within our business which allows them to focus on client delivery and candidate management.

Focusing on the junior-senior level within the UK & Ireland, the Actuarial Team at Arthur provides talent solutions to a broad range of insurance clients. These have included Lloyd’s/London market, personal and commercial lines insurers; life insurers, reinsurers, brokers, consultancies, regulators and non-traditional businesses such as banks, investment funds and software houses.
Our extensive network of market contacts; links to professional bodies, and knowledge of candidate needs in this space does mean we can provide excellent services to both clients and candidates alike.
Our services include contingent and retained search, market mapping and salary & benefits benchmarking.

Arthur’s consultants have been recruiting in the Audit and Compliance space for years. It has proven to been one of our fastest growing areas and now has dedicated headhunters to help sourcing in a notoriously difficult area.
The team focuses on the Lloyd’s and London Insurance Market as well as the consultancies that serve this part of the market.
An overwhelming majority of work in this area is done on the back of relationships built up face to face; as expectations on the kind of professional working in these areas increases, so too does the need to understand more deeply the motivations and drive behind any given candidate.

At Arthur our Business Change & Transformation consultants covers interim and permanent roles across all areas of the project lifecycle, including Head of Change/Transformation Director, Project/Programme Delivery, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Architect, Change Manager, Programme Support and Testing.
Each desk is led by an experienced recruiter providing in-depth insurance industry knowledge. With the implementation of new regulatory regimes, we have seen a large growth in the importance and value attached to making the correct placements within these technically demanding professions.

Our Financial Markets desk specialises in the placement of front, middle and back office professionals at all levels from graduate to C-Suite.
We have spent many years building a network and reputation in our specialist areas within Financial Markets. Our consultants work hard to develop target networks and continue to add value to clients by matching the right talent to employers of choice.
We only focus on London and the Home Counties which has enabled us to build a strong network of contacts for us to seek out the best talent in the market.


At Arthur we have consultants who specifically focus roles in the Actuarial space, Risk Management, Exposure Management and Risk Management. Each desk is led by an experienced recruiter within the Insurance Market allowing them to gain an in depth knowledge of their field and develop networks which span the Lloyd’s, London and General Insurance markets.
With the ever increasing regulatory pressures being placed upon Insurance firms, we have seen a large growth in the importance and value attached to making the correct placements within these technically demanding professions.


We have a breadth and depth of experience within this field. Our consultants are a blend of ex-market individuals and expert recruiters with over 70 years’ market experience. The backgrounds of our team mean that we have a depth of personal and professional networks which reach beyond linkedin and job boards.
Our focus is cross class within the London and Lloyd’s market space enabling us to keep a strong network of few and relevant people. This desk recruits within supporting areas too; DUA, Underwriting operations, Binding authority, analytics and administrative support are all covered.

Focusing on the Mid-Senior level within the UK and Europe, the Data Science Team at Arthur provides talent solutions across Insurance, InsurTech and Consultancy across the UK and Europe.
The team’s core specialities are: Data Science, Data Engineering, Machine Learning and AI
Our extensive market network and use of market leading technology enables us to source candidates from around the world. This is key in a market that has a significant talent shortage.
Our services include contingent and retained search, market mapping and salary & benefits benchmarking.

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