Risk - Market Risk - Associate - London

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
05 Aug 2022
04 Sep 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are looking for a professional to join the second line of defense Market Risk Specialists group as market risk manager in London covering the Global Currencies and Emerging Markets business with a specialty in interest rate products.

The Risk Division is responsible for independent review of market, credit, operational, model, and liquidity risk throughout the firm as well as enterprise wide stress testing.

Market Risk Specialists is a Department within the Risk Division that facilitate effective deployment of risk appetite, prudent risk management and regulatory compliance for the Firm's market risks. The group acts as a key stakeholder in ensuring that the firm's business plans are within its market risk appetite, and engages directly with businesses on the review and challenge of risk management actions. The group also plays a key role in keeping the Board of Directors apprised of the firm's market risk profile. This is achieved through the use of a suite of risk measures, proactive application of expert judgement, and limit setting. Activities are centered on risk management and analysis, transparency and escalation of risk, supervision, and overall process improvement.
  • Ongoing review of risk measures (VaR, greeks, stress tests) and interaction with 1 st line risk takers
  • Evaluate risk taking behavior and influence outcomes through portfolio and transaction level risk analysis taking into consideration risk appetite
  • Collaboration with Risk Engineering colleagues on the development of new risk measures / stress tests and improvements to existing measures
  • Proactive identification of emerging risks (e.g. basis risks, crowded trades)
  • Limit setting
  • Connect events (e.g. macroeconomic data releases, political elections) to potential vulnerabilities
  • Dissemination of information and education of stakeholders through effective and timely communication and collaboration
  • Communication with senior management and regulators
  • Three to five years' experience in market risk management or similar role with transferable skills
  • Strong academic record with Bachelor's degree, equivalent or above in Finance, Mathematics or a related quantitative/analytical discipline preferred
  • Deep understanding of financial products including their risk/reward tradeoffs with a focus on Fixed Income Products
  • Deep understanding of market risk measures, concepts, and regulatory rules: VaR, stress testing, greeks, Volcker rule, CCAR
  • Excel, Bloomberg, Refinitiv Eikon, ability to pick up in-house systems
  • Ability to code desireable
  • Proven problem solving ability and control mindset
  • Able to analyze and challenge risk taking activities while engaging effectively with first line of defense
  • Desire and ability to collaborate with people from different departments and levels of seniority
  • Desire and ability to communicate complex information and concepts in layperson terms directly with senior management (both written and verbally)
  • Control mindset


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