Prime Brokerage Risk Analyst/Associate
The Prime Brokerage Risk Team manages counterparty risk for both the Prime Brokerage & Derivative Clearing business. The team is responsible for determining the appropriate leverage levels to offer hedge fund and other clients within these businesses. This requires analyzing and monitoring individual trades and full hedge fund portfolios to quantify risks. To do so, the team must understand various strategies of our clients and all the products they trade, understand statistical analysis of client portfolios, run various scenario analysis, articulate the risk management philosophy, and communicate with the investment teams at the client. This requires frequent interaction with COOs, CFOs, and Portfolio Managers at the client. In addition to providing client and portfolio specific leverage levels, the team offers aggregate market color and risk content to both external clients and internal desks.
The Prime Brokerage Counterparty Risk Team is integral to the PB & Derivatives Clearing businesses; they participate in sales pitches, speak to clients on a daily basis with respect to their trading strategies, and strategically identify opportunities to drive revenue while improving the clients risk profile. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving, and working with other teams to help provide solutions to ensure we're able to engage in business whilst remaining protected as a firm. It also requires interaction with clients to understand or gather information on their intended trading strategy, use of leverage, and other concepts.
• You possess strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong mathematical or quantitative skills
• Ability to make decisions in time-sensitive situations
• You have an interest in Finance and the markets
• You should enjoy solving problems and be able to articulate solutions to a broad audience