Investment Risk - Senior Analyst

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
08 Aug 2022
07 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We welcome applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

The candidate's primary responsibility will be the measurement and management of the risk taken across our range of Equity funds. The role forms part of our EMEA Investment Risk team, who partner with investment teams to ensure risk levels are consistent with client objectives, promote risk-aware portfolio construction and provide insightful analytics. The individual will be required to effectively communicate their findings to stakeholders around the business and form good working relationships across areas such as product management, distribution and technology, in addition to investment teams.

The role requires an understanding of risk management techniques and of equity instruments and markets. The candidate will be expected to deliver consistently good results on concurrent projects and analysis tasks, so the ability to effectively manage workload and time is important.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....
  • Analyse Columbia Threadneedle investment funds to understand the key risks and communicate findings with senior risk managers and fund managers.
  • Ensuring that all supported funds and mandates adhere to internal investment risk guidelines while raising appropriate levels of challenge where necessary.
  • Conduct insightful analysis and summarise findings for escalation to risk committees and senior leaders.
  • Develop key relationships with other departments.
  • Recommend and establish improvements to the team's processes.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • Good understanding of financial markets and risk management
  • Good understanding of fixed income instruments and their use in portfolio construction
  • Good understanding of market risk measures
  • Good communication skills with the ability to interact with different departments
  • Strong technical skills in Excel
  • Excellent communication, technical and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage a number of responsibilities simultaneously and prioritise tasks effectively

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great....
  • Good academic record in a quantitative or scientific field
  • Inquisitive nature
  • Studies towards or completion of additional qualifications are desirable but not compulsory (IMC / CFA / FRM)
  • Knowledge of a system such as Aladdin, FactSet, Bloomberg, and/or other financial software
  • Experience with, or motivation to learn, programming languages such as R, Python and SQL.

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