Operational Risk Analyst

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
02 Aug 2022
01 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 build tailored solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

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

Working in the 2nd Line Operational Risk team, you will assist the wider Risk team in the development and maintenance of an effective risk management framework and a culture of risk awareness.

The remit of the role covers BMO GAM EMEA including overseas offices and boutiques.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....

  • To provide support and assistance to risk owners to ensure they can effectively identify, assess, monitor, and report on their risks.
  • To co-ordinate the ongoing risk assessment process for selected business areas, ensuring risk owners are aware of reporting requirements and timeframes
  • To assist in the production of the annual ICARA submission.
  • To manage and co-ordinate the risk event reporting process, including monitoring open events, and ensuring that these are being resolved in a timely manner and in line with agreed policy.
  • To assist in review and critical analysis of events, root causes and thematic reviews. Perform detailed investigations where appropriate.
  • To generate and analyse event related management information including trends and costs for all levels of management including senior executives.
  • To produce risk reports for senior management, various BMO GAM (EMEA) Governance Committees and Boards.
  • To manage the delivery of the ISAE 3402 Report on Internal Controls (Institutional and Real Estate), working with the relevant business areas and the external auditors to ensure that the reports meet the latest standards and that the reports are signed according to schedule.
  • To be involved in risk training when necessary.
  • Assist in the development of user guide, manuals, visual aids as and when necessary.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge and proven experience of risk management in a similar environment.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • Tenacity to progress critical issues in the face of opposition.

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great....
  • Previous Asset Management experience covering both front and back offices.
  • An understanding of investment products / funds.
  • An understanding of the regulatory requirements, and new/pending regulations and how these may impact the business.

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