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Market Risk Analyst | London

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: CRHS26021812
  • Sector: Banking and Finance, Risk Management, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 09/03/2018
Market risk analyst | cross asset 

A top investment bank is expanding its market risk team globally and requires risk professionals with experience of equity, FX, commodities, credit or interest rate products. The successful candidates require an interest in financial markets and have a degree in engineering, science or mathematics. This market risk position will enable the risk professional to use your strong quantitative and analytical problem solving skills to build a successful career in Market Risk. 

The market risk professional will have the following responsibilities in this role:
  • Be directly responsible for monitoring and reporting risk metrics on a daily basis to senior management, including the Managing Director.  In doing so, you will gain exposure to a wide range of businesses and products from around the globe.
  • Interact constantly with the front office traders to ensure that the market risks arising from day-to-day trading positions are fully understood and managed appropriately within the limit framework.
  • Liaise with back office and support staff to ensure that the trading systems adequately represent the risk profile of the trading books, and that risk numbers are reported in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Be involved in the approval of new products, businesses and trading strategies.
  • Be immersed in the global financial markets.  Understanding what drives financial markets - be that equity or commodity, fixed income or foreign exchange - and keeping abreast of market news and trends is a vital part of understanding and identifying potential risks.
  • Assess the appropriateness of mathematical derivative pricing models within the context of real-world market conditions.
  • Be part of a global team with staff in Sydney, Hong Kong, London, New York Houston.
The successful candidate will have the following background and skill set:
  • Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Economics.
  • Related industry experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with MS Excel and Access
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with the ability to juggle multiple deliverables
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