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Leading asset management fund requires senior risk analyst

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 389473837JSDN
  • Sector: Insurance, Risk, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 02/02/2018
The firm is a leading international investment management company with a dynamic approach to investment management across the globe. Their wide range of investment products and services covers all major asset classes, including equities, Fixed Income, property, private capital, hedge funds and portfolio management services.

The Risk Team measures risk on HGI Funds and Products. They liaise with Fund Managers and senior management to report risk and provide analysis. They are responsible for the monitoring of risk on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
Overview of the Role

To monitor, maintain and analyse the risk data generated by the current Risk Software applications.  To provide consultative service to the Business by interpreting and explaining risk information to Fund Managers, dealing with queries and ad-hoc analysis requests.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Production and analysis of regular risk attribution reports for the fund for use by the Fund Managers and other interested users of the data such as senior management, marketing, and compliance
  • Lead the development of the Hedge Funds risk analysis
  • Act as business lead for all Hedge funds risk projects and enhancements to the risk team service – including system reviews where appropriate.
  • Provide oversight reporting for all Hedge funds to senior management teams – highlighting areas of concern.
  • Escalation of issues to Head of Risk Measurement.
  • Build and maintain a relationship between the Risk team and other business support teams within the firm.
  • Production of adhoc reports for the business, focused on risk issues in the prevailing markets.
  • Respond to direct requests from Fund Managers.
  • Assist IT to develop new systems/feeds and enhance existing feeds.  This may include investigating the data requirements for new instrument types, sourcing this data and testing the risk output.
  • Assist the team in suggesting new analytics that will be beneficial to Fund Managers and senior management in the understanding of investment risk
The successful candidate will have the following background and skill set:
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 3-4 years of risk management experience
  • Technical skills: Should possess strong quantitative skills, possess an excellent knowledge of derivatives (types, valuation/pricing, risks), as is a general knowledge of the hedge funds markets (styles/strategies) – ideally having worked extensively in this area previously.
  • Detailed knowledge of tracking error, VaR, and stress testing methodologies – along with an appreciation of their limitations.
  • Educated to a minimum of degree level.
  • Working knowledge of RiskMetrics, Barra Aegis and style research or similar systems beneficial.
  • VBA and SQL experience, IMC and/or CFA an advantage.
  • Candidate should have excellent Excel skills & a willingness to learn new systems.