Investment Risk Manager (Real Estate) - London

Aviva Investors
London, United Kingdom
02 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Investment Risk Manager (Real Estate) - London

We are currently looking for a permanent Investment risk manager to join our London base teams. Investment Risk is part of the Risk function, reporting to the CRO and you will be expected to work closely with, and report to the Head of Investment Risk

The Role

The role is one of a "challenging partner", providing independent, effective, insightful challenge to fund managers, while supporting them, resolve risk issues by suggesting innovative solutions.

This is a global role focussing on Global Real Estate portfolios and would require working with local and regional Risk Analysts to manage and report risk on a global scale. Mainly but not limited to Real Estate Equity, Real Estate Debt and REITS.


  • Embed and develop appropriate risk management systems and models, i.e. Yardi, Blackrock Solutions (BRS) etc.
  • Work closely with the risk analyst to drive best practice in risk management solutions and reporting.
  • Develop and implement risk dashboard using applicable risk management tools.
  • Deliver informative, timely, clear, comprehensive risk reporting; effectively chair independent Investment Risk meetings with Fund Managers. This will require keeping up to date on market movements and current perceived risks in order to effectively challenge fund managers.
  • Provide independent challenge ensuring that investment positions and risk being run are consistent with client expectations and risk tolerances. Assist and challenge Fund managers on portfolio constructions and highlight issues, including market risks, exposure concentrations and liquidity concerns.
  • Work with the Head of Investment Risk - Real Assets and the Global Director of Investment Risk to set internal limits for all Funds according to their risk appetite.
  • Undertake stress testing and clearly articulate the results to the business.
  • Escalate risk issues and concerns to Head of Investment Risk and the Global Director of Investment Risk.
  • Keep abreast of latest industry market risk management techniques and where appropriate implement these within Aviva Investors.
  • Escalate investment risk concerns to the Head of Investment Risk and the Global Director of Investment Risk
  • Keep abreast of and provide risk advice on new products and services.
  • Ensure Aviva Investors business units comply with global Investment Risk policy.



  • Relevant qualification in Real Estate; finance, mathematics, statistics, economics
  • CAIA, CFA preferred
  • Excellent understanding of investment / market risk in Real Estate would be beneficial.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical abilities
  • Market risk analytics
  • Financial Modelling
  • Relevant experience in Real Estate investment analysis

About us

We are proud to be a different kind of asset manager; our intelligent and innovative solutions are based entirely around our clients' needs, not ours.

Aviva Investors is a global asset manager with expertise in real estate, fixed income, equity, multi-asset and alternative investments. We are proud to stand out in our field as our intelligent solutions are based around our clients' objectives, not ours.

Inclusion and diversity

We are a global organisation with thousands of employees and customers from different cultures. We've built our approach to inclusion and diversity on the principles of respect, valuing differences and inclusion.

One of Aviva's core values is Care More, and this is bought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies. What's important to us is that you are supported to do the best work of your life.

You will be assessed against the Aviva values: care more, kill complexity, never rest and create legacy.

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