Investment Risk Manager, Equity

  • Competitive
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Wellington Management Company, LLP
  • 20 Jan 18 2018-01-20

Investment Risk Manager, Equity


Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 50 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.


The Investment Risk Manager position is part of the Global Risk and Analytics team. The primary focus of this group is leading Wellington Management's portfolio oversight, risk measurement, and security analytics processes across our broad equity, multi-asset, hedge fund, research and fixed income strategies. The Investment Risk Manager will work closely with the Associate Director of Equity Risk to contribute to the broad portfolio oversight efforts of the Global Risk and Analytics team.    

This role will have an active contribution in the oversight of the firm's equity portfolios and will be a key resource for insights on the firm's portfolio management teams.  Over time he/she will contribute to the strategic direction of our equity oversight capabilities, coordinate these efforts with the rest of the Global Risk and Analytics team, and actively contribute to the risk agenda by running formal risk reviews and pioneering new analytics and research.

Key responsibilities for this role are to:

  • Foster a culture of risk awareness by helping equity portfolio management teams use formal quantitative risk techniques to inform their portfolio construction and risk management processes.
  • Provide coaching and feedback to investment managers on the basis of scientific analysis of their trading activity and investment performance.
  • Identify, research, and highlight significant investment trends and major risks across our equity investment platform.
  • Participate in the development of new and differentiated analytics.  
  • Act as a coach and mentor for the analysts on the team, help define their goals, find development opportunities.
  • Contribute to the strategic vision of the Global Risk and Analytics team.  
  • Represent the Wellington investment risk function at due diligence meetings, seminars, and research forums.

The role entails extensive interaction with equity portfolio managers and requires building strong collaborative relationships with equity investment teams and line management. The successful candidate will establish credibility through technical skill and stature in risk management and create a shared vision of the benefits of risk-aware decision making.

The role requires a strong knowledge of equity risk analytics gained from significant experience in institutional investment management context. Experience with product management, equity investing, and derivatives would be considered a plus. The individual should possess the ability to recognize broad investment trends, determine the risk implications beyond the individual portfolio level, and communicate the resulting risks across our various investment platforms.  

This person will interact closely with the investment teams, product management, and senior management, and will need to possess excellent written and oral communication skills.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have a strong analytical and systems background with an ability to learn new applications and create leading edge risk evaluation techniques.

The ideal candidate will have a solid analytical foundation and domain expertise in equity risk measurement. The candidate should possess analytical curiosity, strong organizational skills, passion for investing, be motivated by a team environment, and have the ability to learn about new analytical applications and investment products. Experience with a risk management platform such as Factset, BARRA, RiskMetrics, Aladdin, or a proprietary system required.  Other key qualifications include:
  • 7+ years of experience in portfolio analysis, data analysis, risk management, and/or risk systems
  • Strong academic track record; accounting, economics, mathematics or finance major preferred
  • Experience with Factset, BARRA, RiskMetrics, eVestment Alliance, other databases and/or data visualization tools considered a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize effectively, meet deadlines and deliver high quality, error-free work in a fast-paced environment
  • Deep understanding of portfolio construction, risk analytics, and investments
  • Capable of leading independent projects without supervision
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail are essential traits
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • While not an absolute requirement, the successful candidate will likely hold an MBA, MFE, or advanced degree in a quantitative discipline

Investment Risk Manager, Equity

Investment Risk Services

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As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management considers all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .