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Senior Risk & Compliance Manager

Laz Partners London, United Kingdom
Posted 1 day ago Flexible Job Permanent Competitive
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Tom Jenkins
Associate Consultant - Private Debt - Private Credit

Please note: Experience with Aladdin/Webfolio is a core requierement for this role.

We have partnered with one of our top clients, a leading global asset manager, seeking to hire an experienced Senior Risk Manager for their London office. This critical role involves developing & maintaining tools and methods to measure, monitor, and control applicable risks, particularly concerning Private Debt investments. Additionally, the role extends across the firm's other investment strategies straddling both Risk & Compliance oversight.

 

Reason This Role Exists:

  • Team Expansion: Address the growing needs of the Private Debt team and strengthen the middle office control and investment committee
  • Enhanced Risk Management: To provide robust second-line oversight, especially in risk appraisal & compliance within the Private Debt sector
  • Cross-Functional Coordination: Improve coordination between London and Geneva teams to ensure seamless Risk Management & Compliance operations

Key Responsibilities:

  • Private Debt Risk Management:
    • Evaluate the risk profile of potential private debt investments
    • Develop and define product-specific risk frameworks, including investment objectives, guidelines, and limits
    • Conduct due diligence on transactions, ensuring adherence to risk frameworks on a pre- and post-trade basis
    • Perform ongoing risk monitoring, including operational risk assessments and quarterly certifications
    • Analyze and report on transaction and portfolio-level risks, including market, liquidity, and counterparty risks
  • Compliance Oversight:
    • Coordinate with the Switzerland-based compliance team to handle local compliance issues
    • Ensure compliance with local regulatory needs and maintain up-to-date governance directives
    • Foster a strong compliance and risk-aware culture within the organization through training and best practices promotion
  • Operational Risk & Reporting:
    • Produce regular risk reports for senior management, highlighting key exposures, mitigation efforts, and emerging trends
    • Conduct operational risk assessments and ensure efficient processes for marketing documentation review
    • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to support decision-making processes
  • General Asset Management Oversight:
    • Engage with different investment teams in London, providing risk and compliance oversight across various asset management activities, including UCITS funds and hedge fund selection
    • Monitor and assess the ongoing risk exposure of existing investments and recommend appropriate mitigation actions

Qualifications:

  • Educational Background:
    • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, or a related field. An advanced degree (e.g., MBA, CFA) is highly preferred
  • Experience:
    • 5-10 years in risk and compliance management within the financial services industry, particularly with a focus on Private Debt
    • Experience with risk management tools such as Aladdin, Webfolio, Bloomberg, and APT
  • Skills:
    • Strong analytical and detail-oriented mindset
    • High level of independence, initiative, and integrity
    • Advanced IT skills and proficiency in relevant software
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Founded in 2018, Laz Partners is an executive search firm that specializes in introducing exceptional portfolio management and research-related talent...
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