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Head of Risk - Zug, Switzerland

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Zug
  • Salary: CHF120,000-150,000
  • Job reference: CRHS0609
  • Sector: Banking and Finance, Selby Jennings, Risk Management
  • Date posted: 27/11/2017
This is a senior level position within a Gas Trading and Storage company that has a short reporting line into the CFO. Previous board/exec level experience is required, in addition to a strategic and analytical approach.

Some of the responsibilities within the role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the Energy risk management framework, risk model enhancements and ensuring risk policies are being adhered to and consistent with regulatory and industry standards
  • Work with senior management, committees and regulatory bodies to balance global regulatory standards and business requirements.
  • Lead the energy risk team and collaborate with the group colleagues on key policy and methodology development.
  • Conduct mathematical/statistical analysis in order to calibrate and enhance risk models
  • Ensure model performance tests are undertaken in order to demonstrate policy adherence.
  • Frequent verbal and written communication with representatives from the clearing members, committees and other stakeholders on related issues
  • Documentation and presentation of risk policies and models for members, regulators, risk committees and other governance functions.
  • Conduct project work and run thematic or ad-hoc market research on relevant risk topics

Skill/Experience Required:
  • Degree educated in Mathematics, Statistics, Finance or other numerical disciplines
  • Energy product specialist within a clearing house, bank, energy traders, broker or hedge fund
  • Knowledge of the financial derivatives and energy markets
  • Established working relationships with regulatory bodies is highly desirable
  • Working experience with the Value at Risk models, stress testing
  • Solid knowledge in statistics especially time series analysis
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Experience in managing people/leading teams
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Access
  • Desirable skills would include R, Python, C++, C#, and SQL


It is essential that you have previous senior level experience gained either from a Risk or Compliance / Financial Crime background. You will need to have the gravitas and ability to not only operate but influence at an Exec level. A sound understanding of security services is desirable, but not essential.

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