Equity Investment Risk Manager

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
03 Sep 2022
02 Oct 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 Equity Investment Risk Manager's primary responsibility will be measuring and managing the risk that is being taken across Equity Investment products. The role holder will therefore need a sound understanding of how portfolios are constructed and managed along with an experience of risk modelling techniques and their applications.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....
  • Lead the Equity Investment Risk capability by:
  • Lead the ongoing design and implementation of risk oversight framework for Equity portfolios.
  • Undertaking risk analysis and discuss results with the fund managers, team members and senior management.
  • Ensuring that all supported products and mandates adhere to internal investment risk guidelines while raising appropriate levels of challenge where necessary.
  • Developing strong working relationships with Fund Management and Asset Management teams
  • Collaborating with colleagues within in Investment risk to ensure a consistent approach is applied to the maintenance and enhancement of risk management processes.
  • Supporting the business with value adding quantitative analysis
  • Working closely with the product development team to help them develop and launch new products
  • Being able to discuss risk management with investors and other relevant third parties

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • A proactive self-starter with a good academic record in a quantitative field.
  • Experience in a relevant role; ideally within an investment risk team
  • A sound understanding of how Equity portfolios are constructed and managed.
  • A robust understanding of financial markets and risk management techniques with the ability to challenge fund managers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate risk related issues effectively to all levels in the business
  • Strong IT technical skills with knowledge of risk management software.

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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