Investment Risk Manager – VP Level – Buy Side

  • Excellent for the right candidate
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cornerstone Global Partners
  • 23 Apr 18 2018-04-23

My client a leading global buy side firm is looking to recruit an experienced Investment Risk Manager to join its Investment Risk team in Hong Kong.

The Investment Risk Manager will be responsible for quantifying, analysing and challenging the Investment Risk run within the Equity business in Asia, providing thematic risk reviews and analysis, making recommendations and building a relationship with the relevant Asset Class Head and Portfolio Managers, as well as the on-desk risk resources. As an independent Second Line of Defence function, the role includes oversight of the First Line, ensuring that risk controls and risk monitoring are fit for purpose, and that issues identified are resolved/escalated in timely manner. The incumbent will provide consultancy and challenge to the First Line on the development of risk controls for new product launches, taking a lead role in preparing for and participating in Asset Class Committee for APAC Equity and will provide necessary reporting to all relevant Risk Committees and local/regional Committees and Boards.

The successful candidate will be a degree holder with at least 7 years’ Equity market experience (either as a Risk Manager, Product Manager or Fund Manager) with a strong understanding of how Equity products are valued and the key market drivers that can influence market pricing. Applicants will need to demonstrate a strong understanding of risk measures and methodologies (duration, VaR,  stress testing etc), have the ability to assimilate market information, performance information and risk information in order to identify potential risk issues at an early stage. Candidates will need to be comfortable speaking up/providing challenge, whilst simultaneously managing internal relationships and have the ability to influence at senior levels. Additionally, you must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

If this position is of interest please send a copy of your CV to Matthew Whitman at Cornerstone Global Partners – mwhitman@cornerstoneglobalpartners.com. Unsuitable candidates will not be contacted however your details may be retained for other opportunities.