• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IG Group
  • 2019-07-16

Risk Governance Manager

  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Full time
  • 16 Jul 19

IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous people to access opportunities in over 15,000 financial markets. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the company puts client needs at the heart of everything it does.

IG’s vision is to be a global leader in retail trading and investments. Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, it continued leading the way by launching the world’s first online and iPhone trading services.

IG is now an award-winning, multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex. It provides leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees, and offers an execution-only share dealing service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. IG has recently launched a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, to provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, including a Swiss bank, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US, where it offers on-exchange limited risk derivatives via the Nadex brand.

*Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, October 2016)

Risk Governance Manager

Job Title
Risk Governance Manager

Job Description

Job Purpose:
  • Ensure adherence to the risk management framework.
  • Maintain key documentation such as Framework, Risk Appetite Statement, Risk Taxonomy and policies.
  • Manage senior management and Board risk commitees and their inputs.
  • Understand the internal risk landscape and ensure that all key risks are identified, assessed, and managed.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain the Group's risk management frameworks, risk appetite and risk taxonomy ensuring a consistent risk approach taken across the business. Share and promote risk management best practices and consistency in approaches across all subsidiaries.
  • Manage content and inputs for senior committees (Executive Risk Committee and Board Risk Committee) and follow up on resultant actions. Chair the global risk forums.
  • Produce and present Board papers on framework effectiveness and risks faced by IG, along with ad hoc additional requirements.
  • Run monthly reporting processes for Group and all subsidiaries focusing on aggregation of KRIs.
  • Project manage large deliverables (such as the ICAAP), deep dives and ad hoc risk reviews which are produced across the Risk team.

Person Specification:

Ability / Expertise

  • Control function experience in a global financial institution
  • Knowledge of risk management frameworks and risk appetite with framework and policy writing experience.
  • Practiced in MI consolidation and the running of global centralised reporting requirements.
  • Track record in project delivery.
  • Presentation skills and experience dealing with senior managment and Board members.

  • Project management skills
  • Understanding of retail derivatives
  • Understanding of cryptocurrency
  • Experience with group insurance policies

Personal Attributes
  • Ability to communicate effectively, build and maintain relationships with stakeholders (including Senior Management)
  • Strong organistional skills
  • Clear expression of ideas and concepts both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow up.
  • Good networking skills.
  • Works well under pressure, meets deadlines and manages both their own workload through strong time management and prioritisation skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, demonstrating logical and analytical approach.
  • Self-motivated team player who is diligent, organised, flexible, open to change and has an attention to detail.

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