Head of Investment Risk Control (2nd Line)

Recruiter
Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Posted
28 May 2021
Closes
16 Jun 2021
Ref
11103834
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Key responsibilities
  • Build, manage and develop the IRC team, coach and lead juniors, define the roadmap and respond to changes that impact the team
  • Understand the investment processes fully by engaging with investment desks
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with the wider PAIR team and front office stakeholders enabling effective challenge of material exposures
  • Perform regular investment desk reviews where risk allocation and portfolio construction are overseen and challenged
  • Challenge material investment proposals from the front office
  • Review investment guidelines
  • Contribute to oversight of allocation and scheme wide risks


Your experience
  • Higher degrees, an actuarial qualification and/or CFA charter-holder status would be a benefit but not essential.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of risk management within large complex and diverse portfolios, with proven experience of risk management of equity, fixed income and multi-asset strategies. Private market experience would be a benefit.
  • Track record of providing independent challenge from a second line perspective would be beneficial
  • Excellent understanding and application of investment risk analysis and attribution
  • Depth of experience in the financial services industry, spent largely in risk management with exposure to front office
  • Sound understanding of operational processes from front to back office, with strong practical IT knowledge
  • Demonstrable track record in financial risk modeling with the mindset and ability to come up with practical solutions
  • Experience of an investment risk system of risk systems such as Axioma, RiskMetrics RiskManager, Barra, Aladdin, UBS Delta or APT would be a benefit
  • Being able to review tools produced by team in Excel with VBA. Python or other programming language a bonus

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