Investment Risk Analyst, AVP

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
Nov 15, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
As a Risk Analyst within State Street Global Advisors' Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) team, you will provide an independent investment risk oversight across equity investment funds and strategies managed in EMEA. You will need the ability to organize both qualitative and quantitative information in a meaningful way to develop and implement plans to mitigate risks to SSGA. The role requires a strong working knowledge of equity, investment strategies and financial derivative instruments, gained from experience in institutional investment management, risk management and/or research organization.
In this role you can anticipate substantive interaction with several global business functions, including Investment, Trading, Product, Legal and Compliance, and will need to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. You will also work closely with our Technology Risk partners to drive improvement in productivity via automation and centralization of risk reporting, to execute our digital transformation strategy. You will drive a risk-aware culture throughout the organization by challenging the status quo and providing objective thought leadership to our organization and the financial industry

Who we are:
State Street Global Advisors is the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutions. Institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. We keep our clients at the heart of everything we do, and smart, engaged employees are critical to our continued success. Our promise to maintain an environment where every employee feels valued and able to meet their full potential inspires our mission. It's also part of our dedication to inclusion, development and engagement, and corporate social responsibility. You will have tools to help you balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. State Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Global ERM team consists of 70 risk professionals based in Boston, Stamford, London, Dublin, Krakow, Bangalore and Sydney. As a combined group, we are responsible for identification, control, and reporting of operational, investment, liquidity, credit, and model risk globally.

What we will ask you to do:
  • Actively examine, measure, monitor and communicate risk exposures and changes in the risk profile of investment funds and respond to ad-hoc requests from various business groups and senior management
  • Ensure appropriate risk management information is produced and reviewed at appropriate intervals
  • Maintain and improve the investment risk management framework and processes
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the global organization to develop and implement policies, procedures and processes for the investment risk program
  • Develop methodologies for improving portfolio risk analytics and undertake unsupervised research on areas of risk management
  • Build a collaborative working relationships with investment professionals and promote a shared vision of the benefits of risk-aware decision-making
  • Provide global functional leadership and strong cross risk discipline vision by serving as a key contact for risk queries and collaborating with other risk and internal control functions.
  • Work at the forefront of financial regulatory developments, new products, services and applications as well as assess and report on their respective impacts to the business's risk profile
  • Support a culture of risk transparency and effective challenge
  • Maintain the highest standards of conduct and integrity and ensure compliance with accepted industry practice, company policies, statute and regulatory requirements

What we would like you to be (qualifications, skills, and experience):
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, mathematics or business-related field, or equivalent experience; having CFA or FRM is a plus
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a financial services organization, buy-side experience is preferred
  • Deep understanding of financial markets and instruments with focus on equities, passion for investment management and a good grasp of investment products, especially mutual funds and ETFs
  • Experience with risk concepts and database tools are required, with specific skills in utilizing risk models (e.g., Axioma, Bloomberg's PORT, MSCI BarraOne) considered a plus
  • Strong technical skills: ability to build tools and reporting for risk management and to leverage technology and systems; programming skills (e.g., Access, Python, R, SQL, VBA) are considered a plus
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills combined with ability to work independently with can-do attitude
Who you are:
  • Collaborative by nature with the ability to help others achieve more, working with local and global teams, including the flexibility to work within global deadlines
  • Take ownership, initiative and successfully navigate within a fast-paced and international environment of a leading global financial institution
  • Have ability and motivation to master key concepts and themes in an evolving regulatory environment
  • Have high degree of efficiency, attention to detail and focus on efficient and accurate execution
  • Have a positive attitude that motivates and inspires others
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