Senior Risk Analyst - Asset Management Senior Risk Analyst - Asset Management …

Bruin Financial
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 01 Mar 21
Bruin Financial
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 01 Mar 21
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Bruin Financial
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You will work within the quantitative risk team to ensure there is robust investment risk governance, policies, procedures and processes in place. Some work across varying functions may be required. This will include (but is not limited to) measuring, monitoring, reporting investment risk as well as develop new tools and methodologies and interact with key stakeholders across the firm.


  • Day to day risk management responsibilities include, but are not limited to, daily risk report production and investigation of out of tolerance metrics such as Value-at-Risk, Tracking Error, Beta, credit ratings, rates and credit sensitivities.


  • Use of third-party risk models as well as tools developed internally to provide insight on risk exposures.


  • Develop tools to conduct analysis or implement efficient data management for the team. This may require the analyst to manually build reports or prototypes (for example by coding or using spreadsheets, but not only) to provide proof of concept before tools are implemented in the production environment.


  • Take ownership of the data management for investment risk. This includes interacting with IT and proactively implement solutions for efficient data management.


  • Be a key point of contact for all investment risk related queries across the firm, this includes interacting with external third party providers and clients. Guide and mentor more junior members of the team.


  • Interact with Portfolio Managers and analysts as needed to refine analyses and communicate important findings.


  • Take part of product development initiatives as a Risk representative. This will involve (but is not limited to) analysing and challenging portfolio construction. Maintain risk profile of each investment portfolio.


  • Assist in implementing and monitoring investment hedges


  • Perform stress-testing activities, this includes (but is not limited to) designing meaningful and adequate stress scenarios.


  • Assist the firm to integrate climate change risks and wider ESG risks in the risk framework. This may involve (but is not limited to) designing relevant stress tests or implement new risk limits in line with portfolios’ risk profiles.


  • Maintain and develop policies, for example (but not only) the investment risk framework or model risk policy.


  • Maintain the inventory of models used across the firm.


  • Assist the risk team in answering clients or prospective clients’ requests.



  • At least 5 years’ experience within financial services (ideally an asset manager or bank).


  • Hands on experience of equities, fixed income, derivatives, risk and portfolio construction concepts.


  • Experience with portfolio analytics software (e.g. Bloomberg PORT, BQL, BQuant, APT, Aladdin, RiskMetrics, Murex, Dimension).


  • Experience with multi-factor risk models (e.g. Axioma, APT, Barra) preferred.


  • Experience of ESG investing.


Company Overview

Bruin is an independent recruitment consultancy with an exclusive focus on the financial and professional services sector.

Bruin is preferred supplier to the world's leading institutions who value our boutique apporach, our Consultants' in depth knowledge, and our award winning diversity and inclusion services. 

As a specialist consultancy, we focus on assisting experienced candidates in our core areas and partner with clients to provide tailored advisory solutions. 

Our core areas across the UK and Europe include:.

Acturial; Broking, Underwriting & Claims; Change Management & Technology; Compliance; Credit & Risk Management; Finance & Accountancy; HR & Secretarial; Investment & Middle Office; Legal; Operations; Pensions & Employee Benefits; Sales & Marketing

Our Consultants are some of the most experienced financial and professional services recruiters in the UK, offering expert advice and insight into the current jobs market. Whether you are seeking a short term assignment that suits your availability or the next permanent step in your career, our Consultants are on hand to help you secure the role that matches your needs.

Bruin has been recognised by a number of industry awards for our innovative diversity and inclusion initiatives. As a business we are vocal champions for a diverse talent pipeline and are proud of the reputation we have built in this area.

Bruin recognises the positive value of diversity, and aims to promote equality and challenge unfair discrimination.

As a champion of equal opportunity employment we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons - men and women, people of all ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs.

We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are underrepresented throughout the financial services industry. 

Our clients work with us because they value a diverse workforce, and subscribe to our shared principle that all appointments are made on merit and that ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.


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