Risk Manager

Employer
Schroders Investment Management
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 20, 2021
Closes
Sep 19, 2021
Ref
11826370
Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Who we're looking for
We are looking for an Investment Risk Analyst who will work predominantly on assessing and monitoring the risk, performance and integrity of the hedge fund and alternative strategies on the Schroder GAIA platform. Broader analysis in the Multi-Asset and Solutions business may also be required. We are looking for a highly motivated and curious individual with strong analytical and risk skills to join our team.

About Schroders
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.
We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base
We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. In Zurich, we are based in Central. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's and Switzerland's financial centres.
We offer flexible working appropriate for a client-solutions focussed role.

The team
We are a team of 6 Investment Risk professionals with a wide range of experience in Risk Management, Performance, Data Analytics and Data Management based in London and Zurich. The Investment Risk Team in Multi-Asset is embedded with the investment team and works closely together with Fund Managers and Product Managers to support the investment process and our clients.
In addition to covering the Multi Asset investment division, we are also integral to the assessment, selection and monitoring of external hedge fund and alternative strategies on the Schroder GAIA platform. The team also provides advice for complex strategies to the Portfolio Solutions business and is closely involved in the set up of bespoke performance attribution and ESG solutions for investment desks.

What you'll do
Provide investment risk and analytics support to fund managers, product managers and the asset class heads for GAIA hedge funds, alternatives, and Multi-Asset, including:
  • Partner with Fund Managers and Desk Heads in the assessment and ongoing monitoring of risk drivers in portfolios across a wide range of global investment strategies.
  • Partner with the Manager Selection and Liquid Alternatives teams to provide portfolio modelling, risk and performance analysis of existing and prospective hedge fund and alternative strategies on the GAIA platform.
  • Provide risk management and advisory support to the GAIA platform and Multi-Asset, including reporting capabilities for risk and performance analytics.
  • Be a firm-wide specialist on complex portfolio risk modelling, risk systems and risk analytics across asset classes.
  • Participate and provide input for the investment and risk committees of the GAIA platform, Multi-Asset and internally managed liquid alternatives portfolios.
  • Liaise with current and prospective external managers on the GAIA platform to discuss and review risk and performance of their investment strategies.
  • Liaise with external vendors of risk and investment systems (e.g. BRS, MSCI)

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
  • A minimum of 5 years prior experience in risk management or asset management.
  • Solid practical understanding of investment management, (including portfolio construction, hedge fund / alternative / quantitative strategies, liquid and illiquid approaches), ESG, financial instruments, financial markets and macroeconomic conditions.
  • Practical experience of data modelling, management and visualisation tools, including Alteryx, Python, R, SQL, Tableau, Excel or equivalents.
  • University degree or similar higher education.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
  • FRM, CFA, CAIA would be a plus.
  • Experience with risk systems such as Aladdin and MSCI RiskMetrics, and an awareness of best practises in risk modelling.
  • Familiarity with market data services such as Eikon and Bloomberg.

What you'll be like
  • Strong analytical mind-set. Curious and able to understand, assess and explain complexity to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Results-driven and able to perform well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Consistently detail oriented with a focus on delivering high quality analysis and insights.
  • Able to interact with integrity with both internal and external stakeholders in a firm and professional manner.

We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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