Risk Analyst

  • Up to £55,000 pa
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Saxton Leigh
  • 21 May 18 2018-05-21

Our client, an international trading group, are looking to hire an experienced risk professional to join their team in London.

THE COMPANY:

Our client is an international trading group with offices in multiple locations around the world.

 

THE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitoring and reviewing automated risks checks
  • Review and or approval of trading position breaks
  • Review and or approval of trading theoretical differences
  • Assessing credit risk exposure against the firm’s counterparties
  • Reviewing currency exposures and executing FX hedging in line with policy
  • Reviewing capital usage against limits
  • Assessing market risk against limits
  • Reviewing of risk reports
  • Monitoring and review of the firm’s regulatory capital requirements
  • Identifying, logging and escalation and follow up of risk violations
  • Assessing the valid implementation and monitoring of all major risks controls in line with the company’s risk appetite and assigned accountabilities
  • Assisting the Head of Risk with the on-going development and oversight of the firm’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework
  • Assisting with, or conducting, the firm’s internal incident management review process
  • Facilitating continual improvement of risk management practices and embedding the risk culture throughout the firm
  • Providing coverage for global risk matters during the local time-zone as part of the Risk Department’s "follow the sun" operational model
  • Timely and accurate reporting and/or escalation of risk matters to relevant stakeholders
  • Preparation of monthly risk reports
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with the firm’s Clearers / Prime Brokers / Regulators / Exchanges
  • Carrying out any other Risk related requests from Team Leader or Head of Risk

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Relevant experience in a risk management role within financial services
  • Knowledge of trading styles, option theory, risk analytics, equity markets, scenario analysis
  • Understanding of the relevant regulatory frameworks as it applies to risk management
  • Ability to build systems and processes, ideally with the ability to code in languages such as SQL/Python
  • Ability to design tools and define specifications to developers for appropriate tools for the risk function
  • Excellent communication skills for dealing with all departments internally and major counterparties externally