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.


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



  • 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



  • 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