Investment Risk Manager

Location
Nashville, Tennessee
Salary
Competitive base salary with an annual bonus
Posted
10 Aug 2022
Closes
09 Sep 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Company Description:

AB is a leading global investment-management and research firm with more than $600 billion in assets under management and a presence in 22 countries, with more than 3,400 employees worldwide. We serve clients ranging from institutions to individuals and private clients, and we offer independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services tailored to our clients’ unique needs. With forward-looking perspective and expertise in equities, fixed-income, alternatives and multi-asset strategies, more than 500 investment professionals collaborate to share ideas and make connections across disciplines, geographies, asset classes and sectors. These collective insights drive innovation and better solutions, helping us keep our clients AHEAD OF TOMORROW®.

Group Description:

The Risk Management team is responsible for implementing AB’s Enterprise Risk Management framework, encompassing investment, liquidity, valuation, counterparty, model and operational risk. The Investment Risk Management team is independent of the portfolio managers and is responsible for ensuring that portfolios are appropriately structured, monitored and reviewed. The team covers all of AB’s assets under management across all asset classes, strategies and client categories.

Job Description:

Describe the role:

AB is looking to hire an Investment Risk Analyst generalist. The role is expected to support risk managers as well as work independently to support and implement the firm’s investment risk management framework, with involvement in investment/market risk, counterparty risk, liquidity/valuation risk and model risk management across multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income, multi-asset solutions and alternatives.

The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•        Monitor, review and analyze market and liquidity risks of a wide range of AB managed portfolios;

•        Monitor market level liquidity indicators and their potential impact on AB managed portfolios;

          Assist in the oversight of the securities valuation process including analysis of private illiquid investments

Monitor counterparty creditworthiness and counterparty exposures; Prepare risk reports for senior risk managers;

•        Conduct credit review and approve new counterparty trading request

Develop and implement risk reports and analysis; prepare risk committee materials and lead presentations/discussions

•        Document workflow, programs and processes;

•        Assist in executing the firm’s model risk management program Implement risk monitoring metrics and trigger/limit levels;

•        Support central platforms for risk analysis by managing data, reports, and metrics already in place. Help establish/implement new tools and systems for risk analysis;

•        Perform in-depth analysis of portfolios or strategies, as needed

•        Stay abreast of developments/trends in financial markets and understand impact to AB’s portfolio strategies across disciplines;

•        Work closely with AB’s Legal and Compliance teams on global regulatory risk issues, coordinate risk activities with local legal/compliance/audit efforts and staff;

Job Qualifications:

Qualifications, Experience, Education:

Required

•        University degree

•        5++ years relevant work experience in investment management, preferably on the buy-side

•        Excellent attention to detail and organization skills

•        Proactive self-starter with a collaborative approach to problem solving

•        Strong ability to multi-task and to work under pressure with tight timelines

•        Excellent communications and interpersonal skills

•        Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)

•        Knowledge of investment risk and statistics, strong interest to learn

Preferred

•        Proficient understanding of financial markets, asset classes, security attributes, and fund operations

•        Relevant work experience in investment management preferably in investment risk

•        Proficiency in SQL preferred, basic knowledge of database structure and querying, demonstrated ability to mine large datasets for analytical insights

•        Working knowledge of basic programming or strong interest in learning and achieving proficiency in basic programming (e.g. Python)

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