Investment Risk Assurance Analyst

Employer
Change Recruitment Group
Location
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 20, 2019
Closes
Jun 22, 2019
Ref
6006684
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
JOB DESCRIPTION
Investment Risk Assurance Analyst | Perm | Edinburgh

Change recruitment are working in partnership with their global asset management client to add an Investment Risk Assurance professional to their team. Please read below for more information on the role and if you think you are suitable please contact Craig on the below contact details.

The purpose of this role is to oversee, challenge and support the investment risk management framework and oversee the management of investment risk exposures within the company across all asset classes and regions.

A core objective of the role will be to perform a rolling assurance of the first-line investment risk management controls and processes against the Regulatory and internal Risk Management Policies. Where weaknesses or gaps are identified in first-line processes, the role holder will be expected to track these issues whilst supporting the first-line teams in addressing them.

The scope of the role may include assessment of risk frameworks and risk exposures across market risk, liquidity risk and counterparty risk.

The role holder will need to work closely with the Compliance Advisory team to ensure appropriate coverage of regulatory requirements. The role holder will report into the Investment Risk Assurance Manager.

Key Outcomes

• Provide assurance on the robustness of first-line investment risk management controls and processes against the Regulatory and Internal Risk Management policies;
• Provide assurance and challenge around the risk controls and measures in place for portfolios, to ensure they provide effective risk management and reporting of the investment risks to which they are exposed;
• Ongoing assurance of the quality and timeliness of the tripartite operations which underpin the investment risk management control framework across portfolios.
• Help drive and construct the 2nd line investment risk related global policies.
• Provide reporting to relevant Boards and Committees on assurance of governance frameworks and processes
• Tracking issues of concern to the Investment Risk Assurance Manager and the Head of Investment Risk Oversight which may be escalated internally and/or tabled on the agendas of subcommittees of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee so that they can be addressed in a timely and effective manner;

Key Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications

Essential:
• Good undergraduate degree
• Experience in the asset management industry
• Strong knowledge and interpretation of regulations related to investment risk and liquidity risk management
• Good understanding of investment risk analytics such as VaR
• Good knowledge of financial instruments and markets
• Strong knowledge in equity, fixed income, credit and derivatives
• Strong communicator and report writing skills

Desirable:
• IMC/CFA would be advantageous
• Experience in writing policies
• Proficient Powerpoint and Excel skills
• Good understanding of investment risk analytics such as VaR
• Good knowledge of financial instruments and markets

Skills:
• Excellent report writing skills
• Communication skills
• Planning & Organisation
• Team work
• Problem solving
• Analytical skills
• Building strong positive relationships across stakeholders

For more information and to apply please contact Craig at craig.mckellar@changerecruitmentgroup.com or call 0131 473 4943