Business Risk Analyst

Ruffer LLP
London, United Kingdom
09 Dec 2022
28 Dec 2022
Job Function
Wealth Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Risk Analyst

Are you an experienced Business Risk Analyst?

Do you have solid experience working within Asset Management/ Investment Management?

We are currently recruiting a Business Risk Analyst to join the Business Risk team in our London office.

This role's primary focus will be to assist Ruffer in the identification, assessment, mitigation and monitoring of operational (business) risk. The role will also support Ruffer's operational resilience programme, helping the business remain functional in a crisis.

Key tasks include:

Business Risk responsibilities:
  • Support business teams to consistently identify, assess, mitigate and monitor business risk across the firm using appropriate techniques(e.g. risk registers, controls analysis, incident management, emerging risks analysis, key risk indicators, risk appetite, etc)
  • Provide advice and guidance on risk management to foster high achieving, well controlled business functions
  • Assist in developing and promoting operational elements of the Risk Management Framework including risk appetites, emerging risks and incident capture and analysis
  • Support and challenge error capture and analysis
  • Deliver regular operational risk information to various stakeholders and governance Committees
  • Contribute to the ICARA process
  • Support Ruffer's vendor management by working closely with the vendor owners to identify risks, perform due diligence, capture relevant documentation and ensure the tool supporting Ruffer's vendor management is operating effectively.

Operational Resilience responsibilities
  • Support the implementation and journey to maturity of the Operational Resilience framework
  • Deliver regular resilience metrics to help measure and improve our resilience against important business services
  • Support the delivery of resilience testing, ongoing monitoring, assessment and remediation of vulnerabilities as part of our resilience framework.

Skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications

The individual is expected to demonstrate the following, working with our clients and colleagues:
  • 3 years or more work experience
  • Excellent communication skills; a good standard of oral and written communication
  • Absolute focus on client service, including awareness of differences in working practices
  • Intermediate level of IT literacy (MS Office, especially Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exercise judgement and clarity of thought

About Us

Ruffer has been providing investment management services for institutions, pension funds, charities, financial planners, and private clients, in the UK and internationally since 1994. Our preoccupation is with not losing money, rather than charging headlong for growth. It's by putting safety first that we have made good money for our clients. Through boom and bust. Successfully navigating three major market corrections - the bust, global financial crisis and covid-19. In all we do, we seek to be responsible investors, integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into our investment process. The Ruffer approach is unchanged from when the firm started in 1994. Our investment process is different to most. It is designed to protect and grow the value of our clients' portfolios - avoiding large losses and harnessing the power of compounding over time. Put simply, we take on the responsibility for managing risk on behalf of our clients.

Ruffer's single investment strategy is defined by two simple investment objectives:
  • Not to lose money in any 12-month period
  • Generate returns meaningfully ahead of the return on cash


We aim to deliver positive returns come rain or shine. If we are to be good all-weather investors, we cannot be dependent on the direction of markets. To avoid that dependency, we always hold investments in what we call growth and protection. We hold these alongside each other, changing the allocation to each over time. When the market sun shines, we expect our growth assets to prosper. When a market storm hits, our protective assets should provide shelter, defending the portfolio from a downturn. At Ruffer, we are committed to being good stewards of our clients' assets. To that end, environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are integrated into our investment process. Whether it's climate change or indigenous rights, executive pay or workforce safety, we believe our considered approach helps us make better decisions. To the advantage of our clients' portfolios. To the benefit of the companies, we invest in. And for the good of the environment and society.


Ruffer strives for a diverse and inclusive workplace where our staff respect and understand individual differences. To create a truly inclusive culture, we aim to recruit, develop, and retain diverse talent and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
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