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Senior Risk Manager | Global Asset Manager | London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description The firm is a specialized asset-manager dedicated to work across assets. The team is experienced in trading and portfolio management across a global marketplace. This...
Risk Manager -
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Zürich
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Risk Manager - Job descriptionBased in Zurich,  a sustainable investment manager that has an independent approach to sustainable infrastructure is looking to hire a Risk...
Market Risk Manager - Commodities - Switzerland
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Zug
  • Salary: €100000 - €120000 per annum
  • Description Market Risk Manager Switzerland Base Salary CHF 100,000 – 120,000 + bonus Experienced Market Risk Reporting Manager required to
Manager of Risk Advisory Services
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description A leading consulting firm with over $1B AUM is seeking a well -versed Manager to join their rapidly growing Risk Advisory Services Team. The Manager...
Buyside Risk Manager | Luxembourg
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Luxembourg
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Investment Risk Director for Leading Alternative Asset Manager | Luxembourg Salary – 110-140k Euro + benefits & bonus Description A leading
Algorithmic Trading Risk Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum
  • Description Algo Risk Manager - VP - Investment Bank One of the largest global investment banks is looking for a senior, high calibre, front office Risk Manager for...
Model Risk Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Calabasas
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description An award-winning bank in the LA area is seeking a Model Risk Manager. With over $50 billion in assets, this firm is rapidly growing. You...
Credit Manager - Private Bank
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Luxembourg
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Counterparty Credit Analyst for Leading European Private Bank | Luxembourg   Description A leading Wealth Manager is looking to
Credit Risk Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Zürich
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Credit Risk manager Job Description – A Great opportunity to manage a Credit risk team in One of the worlds Largest financial hubs in Zurich....

Risk management specialists are responsible for identifying potential risks that could result in higher insurance rates and lower cash flow for the company. In order to accomplish this, a risk management specialist implements strategies and plans to assess possible risks, such as identifying future threats, pre-emptively planning potential solutions, and determining how to transfer, reduce or avoid risks. Through managing risk and minimizing loss, a risk management specialist can help ensure higher revenue for a company.


Risk managers specialize in a variety of areas and a number of sectors including:

  • Enterprise risk
  • Business continuity
  • Information and security risk
  • Corporate governance
  • Operational and regulatory and risk
  • Market and credit risk
  • Technology risk

Risk Management Specialist Employment Outlook and Salary  

 Risk management is a growing industry with excellent opportunities for graduates with strong business skills. The average salary for a risk management specialist in the US is $91,814 per annum with a range of $53,879 - $148,610. In the UK, the average salary is £63,600 per year with a range of £37,974 - £106,500. Salaries vary based upon industry related knowledge, skills, experienced and educational background. 

Risk management experience and roles can be transferred across various sectors, increasing opportunities for future job prospects, salary growth and the sponsorship of additional qualifications.
Opportunities in this sector are growing as departments within organizations continue to restructure in order to make risk an important part of a company’s strategy with many also appointing Chief Risk Officers as board members.

Job Description
Risk management specialists perform a variety of job operations, however their main purpose is to minimize the probable losses and reduce the exposure to risk for the organization they serve. These losses generally include personnel, property, or cash flow. Likewise, risk managers are responsible for identifying and responding to issues that might result in litigation, such as those relating to safety or insurance issues. 

Risk management specialists must take necessary steps in order to eliminate or reduce risks, as well as conducting other roles such as inspecting working conditions, filing workers’ claims, surveying clients, fulfilling legal requirements, reading legal codes, determining any potential liabilities, and negotiating with different unions regarding working conditions and workers' pay. 

Once potential risks have been identified, risk management specialists will compile all information and relevant data into reports that support their findings and which will often be presented to senior management. Additionally, risk management specialists will be required to develop policies and plans that avoid, reduce, or eliminate losses and liabilities within the organization and are responsible for the implementation and enforcement of these policies going forward. 

The job role varies based on the specific industry and specialization in question, however the activities of a risk management manager are likely to include:

  • Planning, designing and implementing risk management processes
  • Evaluating and analysing risk and comparing potential risks with pre-established criteria 
  • Quantifying and establishing a business’s accepted level of risk
  • Upon identifying a risk, estimating and outlining the potential effects to the business
  • Preparing reports for the key stakeholders and other staff
  • Carrying out various processes such as purchasing insurance and implementing health and safety measures 
  • Conducting audits of compliance 
  • Liaising with external and internal auditors 
  • Building risk awareness within the organization

Key Skills & Qualifications 
Risk management specialists communicate, observe and record the enterprise and operational level risks that a business faces. Their responsibility is to mitigate risk by assembling risk-assessment methodologies and models, gathering the necessary data and other information to make an informed evaluation. Moreover, they maintain risk assessment systems through data input and produce regular reports that demonstrate the identified risks and also show mitigation strategies. 
Communication, organization, and management skills are core competencies of risk managers and sound risk management also requires strong analytical, mathematical, and critical thinking skills. Risk management specialists must possess a high level of research skills in order to identify all kinds of potential risks as well as intermediate to advanced levels of computer skills to carry out the role effectively. 

A Bachelor's degree is required in this field, however, many risk management specialists will also hold Master's or Doctoral degrees. 

Risk Management Specialists should possess the following skills:

  • Analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking skills
  • A natural ability to communicate proficiently  
  • Work effectively to tight deadlines
  • Have expert numerical and computing skills 
  • Be able to make presentations and conduct meetings
  • Negotiate effectively 
  • Strong attention to details  
  • Hold technical knowledge in market risk solutions, product life cycles, credit risk, fixed income products, as well as attributions 
  • Be objective, diplomatic, and professional
  • Have an interest in regulation guidelines, complex edicts, financial legislation, and insurance products