Senior Investment Risk Analyst - 6 Month FTC

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
Jan 16, 2021
Jan 24, 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:

The Investment Risk Team is seeking a Senior Investment Risk Analyst to aid with analysing, portfolios using statistical techniques to highlight potential future sources of risk and return.

Please note this is a 6 month FTC.

The role-holder will gain an understanding of risk taken in portfolios across a number of asset classes and develop coding and quantitative skills. Investment risk analysts are responsible for modelling potential risk and return scenarios for portfolios. To do this, they build an understanding of the investment approach taken, use statistical models to provide plausible forecasts, and design forward looking analysis to identify and escalate areas of concentration and exposure.

The team has an independent reporting line (ultimately to the Chief Risk Officer), but also operates in partnership with the front office to identify, highlight and challenge on risk issues

Key Work Level Accountabilities:

Manager or Expert:
  • For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues and take personal accountability to maintain and enhance controls you are responsible for to support improvement of the overall control environment, customers outcomes and a reduction in M&G's operational risk.
  • Designing and building insightful analysis on portfolios for discussion with managers or for highlighting at committees.
  • Building tools to automate existing processes
  • Analysing model portfolios at pre-launch stage for market and liquidity risk analysis
  • Aiding in the risk oversight process in risk meetings and at committee stage

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Eagerness to learn, or existing experience with Python, R, SQL, Power BI.
  • Eagerness to learn, or existing experience with financial mathematics and statistical techniques
  • Creativity in turning data into thought-provoking, visually-arresting, information
  • Problem-solving mindset
  • High standards of personal organization and willingness to engage in complex tasks.
  • Have completed, or have made partial progress through the CFA exam

Work Level: Manager
Recruiter Name: Tom Hunt
Closing Date: 22nd January

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

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