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Head of Investment Risk - London Based - Asset Manager

Non-disclosed London, United Kingdom
Posted 12 days ago Flexible Job Permanent Very Competitive + Benefits
Our client is a leading asset manager, investing across public and private assets with an institutional client base, who is looking for an experienced Head of Investment Risk to report to the CRO. This will be across public and private market fund strategies.

Responsibilities:

  • Day to day responsibility for managing the Investment Risk function across private and public market funds, looking at fund counterparty risk, market risk, liquidity and credit risk.
  • Overseeing fund liquidity risk, stress testing, redemption modelling across equities, fixed income, private equity, private debt, infrastructure and real estate asset classes working in tandem with the investment team
  • Support the design, validation and implementation of models and other tools used to support the construct of the wider investment portfolio
  • Work strategically to further develop the risk management framework and policy and to create and maintain a suite of risk metrics that accurately reflect the risk profile of the strategies
  • Working with various teams to ensure optimisation of the services/functionality available to the investment teams
  • Strong leadership qualities of bringing the team together, balancing BAU with change projects
  • Keep the ex-co and board abreast of the key risks within the portfolio and report on a timely basis


Skills Required:

  • Strong knowledge of the financial services market with a background in leading the investment risk function within an investment manager
  • Deep knowledge of various products across public and private assets (both directly and indirectly invested)
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Working knowledge of Barra, Risk Manager and Bloomberg ideally
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strategic thinker and operator

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