Investment Risk Manager

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
03 Aug 2022
02 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

An Investment Risk Manager to support the Portfolio Solutions Business.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.

The team

The Group Risk function is headed by the Chief Risk Officer, who reports directly to the CFO. The function works closely with the other governance functions (Compliance, Group Internal Audit and Group Legal) in order to identify risks and provide independent challenge and oversight. The Group Risk function consists of the specialist teams in the following areas:

• Investment Risk
• Enterprise Risk
• Credit Risk
• Insurance

Group Risk resources are based in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Group Investment Risk provide independent oversight and challenge on the appropriateness of the controls, the portfolio exposures and performance in the context of the mandates' objectives and the prevailing market and regulatory environment.

What you'll do

Support the independent Investment Risk oversight for the Portfolio Solutions' business that encompasses liability management and customised investment solutions.

• Supporting the lead Investment Risk Manager for Portfolio Solutions to quantify, analyse and challenge the Investment Risks run within the Portfolio Solutions' business.
• Oversight of the first line, ensuring that risk controls and risk monitoring are fit for purpose and that issues identified are resolved / escalated in a timely manner.
• Developing risk frameworks and controls for new portfolios and enhancing these for existing portfolios.
• Providing MI reporting and recommendations to Head of Investment Risk, Asset Class Head, Asset Class Risk and Performance Committees and other committees / boards as appropriate.
• Ensuring risk exposures are stress tested in response to changing potential market scenarios.
• Performing ad hoc analysis and thematic reviews across portfolios and strategies to identify; emerging risks, sensitivity to forecast or potential market developments, exposure to particular market segments.
• Remain abreast of changes to the regulatory environment and any potential impact on portfolios.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• University degree plus appropriate professional or post-graduate qualification or equivalent
• Extensive experience with Liability Driven Investment (LDI)
• Experience and understanding of derivative overlay strategies and their various implementations (e.g. volatility control, protection strategies, etc.)
• Clear, logical thinker, able to break down a problem into bite-size components, and plan the required steps of a project to arrive at a solution
• Strong communication skills. Not only verbal, but also an ability to write papers in a clear coherent structure
• Comfortable with speaking up / providing challenge, whilst simultaneously managing internal relationships
• Proactive in taking ownership of risk initiatives and engaging with business partners across the company.
• Understanding of risk measures and methodologies.

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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