Senior Portfolio Risk Manager

Carnegie Consulting
London, United Kingdom
GBP90000 - GBP100000 per annum + plus benefits
05 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our client a reputable buy-side firm with operations covering North America, Asia and Continental Europe require a "Senior Portfolio Risk Manager" to be based in Edinburgh/London/Netherlands. The, "Senior Portfolio Risk Manager", will work within Portfolio Risk Management, a team comprising of seventeen investment risk professionals, located across four offices, and in three countries.

The successful individual will be responsible for the "value chain" across risk process management, to include risk identification, risk monitoring, and risk measurement. The incumbent will actively challenge portfolio management and risk reporting. Its' important that the individual tracks the development of new products, in-house models', and investment mandates in unison with the Account Management and Portfolio Management teams. The individual needs extensive knowledge of Real Assets, and ability to perform detailed reviews, discussions, and challenge the business where necessary.

The individual will be responsible for the following:
  • Principally focused on modelling and monitoring real asset portfolios globally including listed and unlisted real estate, commercial mortgage loans, agricultural debt, and structured products
  • Provide independent risk insight and oversight - maintaining a detailed understanding of positioning, risk drivers, performance, and market dynamics
  • Engaging and maintaining an open and effective dialogue with portfolio managers and investment team heads to provide and develop risk reporting and value add analysis
  • Analysing portfolios' risks to support front office, product development, sales strategy, and client servicing activities
  • Perform ad-hoc risk analysis projects as required by prospects, clients, front office, and other internal users of risk analysis
  • Drive and support team activities including achieving global team plan
  • Provide support and mentoring to other less experienced team members
  • Compliance with all AAM policies and standards

  • Educated to degree level in a quantitative or mathematical discipline
  • Extensive experience of portfolio risk management in real assets
  • Strong knowledge of financial markets, derivatives and risk management metrics including but not limited to VaR, volatility, tracking error, leverage, liquidity, beta, and correlation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to fully participate and successfully influence
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical capabilities
  • Ability to work under limited direction to meet agreed targets
  • Experience working as part of a team and influencing the team's success
  • Ability to remain independent and to demonstrate that independence whilst also providing commercial, practical, and value-add solutions for the business, influencing outcomes positively for all stakeholders
  • CFA, PRM or FRM qualifications are preferable
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel essential. Development experience using VBA or similar languages an advantage

This is an excellent opportunity for a "Senior Portfolio Risk Manager" to join a market leading buy-side institution, with a demonstrable track record in the Investment Risk Real Assets.

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