Risk Analyst/ Manager – Investment Risk, Asset Management - LONDON, UK PERMANENT POSITION

  • £70-85k Basic + Front Office Bonus etc
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Faverdale Search
  • 09 Nov 18

Investment Risk Analyst, 5yrs+ experience, deputy to Head of Risk. This is a rare and unique position working for a great firm. London, UK based....

Established, international, highly successful Asset Manager are looking to add expertise to their risk function. Due to continued organic growth and repeated high-performance is has now become necessary to hire a senior risk professional with an established industry background.


This is a growing business, your influence and impact is crucial to the long term development of the firm.  You will need to possess the gravitas and confidence in your decisions to be trusted by the senior partners that as they may affect the business for many years to come. It is imperative that you are highly risk aware, a background working for a hedge fund, investment manager or risk service provider is absolutely critical as you will be expected to acclimatise quickly.


As their business grows and products become more complex within you will be expected to support the head of risk and take on some of their responsibilities. You will also be working with and supporting some highly experienced portfolio managers. You will be expected to monitor, manage and mitigate risk exposures and provide council to fund managers, finance, compliance and traders on risk management issues.


You will have a good history of pricing issues, fund restrictions, systems, projects, valuation, credit and counterparty risk, execution and trading risk and possess operational risk awareness. You will have to have proven ability in a comparable position to qualify for this operationally critical role.

You will have natural mathematical ability and be academically curious in maths related disciplines.

Character fit is paramount, this is a low ego environment where people enjoy their work and there is genuine empathy towards colleagues. The individual for this position must be able to contribute to this supportive culture adaptable in a small scale culture (i.e. not big bank mentality). You will possess a natural passion for the investment industry and be self sufficient as well as being capable of providing guidance and mentoring to less experienced team members.

A degree level education is required in Maths, Science or a related domain. Relevant qualifications not essential but desirable: CFA, IMC, FRM, CIPM, IAQ, PRM etc

Good IT system skills ideally with Bloomberg PORT will be highly beneficial.

Essential requirements:

Deep knowledge of buy-side risk, investment risk and associated regulation

Performance measurement understanding and technical experience

Client reporting understanding/ awareness

An established career in Fund Management analytics


This is a London, UK based role. Please be aware that all candidates must have permission to work and live in the UK, no relocation costs are offered.


This is a rare and unique position working for a great name.

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