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Market risk | Deputy Head | Investment Bank

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £130000 - £160000 per annum
  • Job reference: 9384938439JSDN
  • Sector: Banking and Finance, Risk Management, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 29/01/2018
Top Investment Bank in the London is looking to expand its market risk team with a Deputy Head of Market Risk covering all asset classes in the front office risk group

A leading investment bank has recently opened up an exclusive mandate for a senior position covering all asset classes in the front office market risk team. The role will report directly to the head of trading and the global head of market risk for the bank. The senior market risk manager will be directly responsible for how the risk of the firm is managed across Europe and play an active part in all risk strategies across all major trading regions of the firm.

This role carries a high level of responsibility and requires an individual who is used to managing a team along with an understanding of how risk is managed across all asset classes.

The role responsibilities for this role are:
  • Analyse, monitor and control the activities of GFM in the London especially focussing on market and credit risks
  • Analyse and advise upon non-standard transactions, products, counterparties, the business environment, revenues and their drivers, portfolio correlations and concentrations
  • Make available or restrict the use of approved market and counterparty risk trading limits based on a pro-active risk assessment
  • Advise on improvements to the integrated market and credit risk management framework by building up an in-depth understanding of the business, focussing attention on and creating transparency regarding the relevant risks and providing advice for improvements to policies, models and methodologies
  • Evaluate adverse (stress) scenarios and pro-actively formulate and discuss exit and risk reduction possibilities
  • Highlight and propose mitigation of threats to the stability of earnings for instance by providing limit and hedge, diversification or collateralisation proposals
  • Contribute to consultation platforms and decision making bodies regarding all areas of risk management relevant to GFM e.g. Credit Committee, Balance Sheet Risk Management Committee and/or New Business/Product Approval Committee
  • Act as the deputy to the Head of Market Risk UK
  • Assist the Global Head of Risk Management GFM in, amongst others, the coordination of global activities and initiatives
The successful candidate for this position is likely to have the following background and skill set:
  • Extensive banking/financing experience in financial markets
  • Experience in market risk management or other related areas
  • Quantitative background
    Conceptual/analytical skills
  • Communication/persuasion skills both verbally and in writing
  • Strong questioning style/inquisitive
  • Customer focus/result oriented
  • Takes initiative
  • Masters level in Econometrics/Economics or other quantitative areas
The successful candidate will be joining a well established and highly experienced team with a place in the senior management of the bank. You will have the opportunity to take responsibility for a handful of sectors with the chance to develop into new areas as the opportunity arises.
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