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Investment Risk Analyst
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We are an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor focused on enabling more people to harness the power of investing to meet their financial goals. By combining investment insight and innovation with robust risk management we have become one of the largest asset managers in Europe, managing €679bn in assets as of the end of June 2016. We employ about 2,400 people around the world and operate out of 22 countries. We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company. The main role of the Global Risk Management (GRM) department is to provide AXA IM's General Management with an independent view of the company's risks across all investment teams and entities and to support risk mitigation efforts. Within GRM, the main roles of the UK Investment Risk Analysis team are: -To provide, as per regulation and AXA IM's own internal standards, an independent identification, analysis, mitigation, control, monitoring and reporting of Investment Risks (Market Risk, Credit and Counterparty Risk, Liquidity Risk, Performance Risk) for investment activities based in the UK (Fixed Income, Equity, Multi Asset, Fund of Hedge Funds and Securities Financing) -To lead or support Investment Risk transversal streams (Liquidity Risk, Counterparty Risk…) according to IRAS organisation -To support other Global Risk Management (GRM) teams for their risk analyses when needed Key accountabilities: Investment Risk identification, mitigation, monitoring and control: -Analyse Investment Risks for new products / instruments and provide assessments to GNBC (Global New Business Committee) -Define, in interaction with Business, Internal Investment Guidelines and/or Risk Policies for new products / instruments / activities -Review existing Internal Investment Guidelines and/or Risk Policies as needed by Regulation or Business / Market evolution -Ensure analysis, remediation - and escalation if need be - of Internal Investment Guidelines breaches -Perform Investment Risk monitoring (leverage, stress testing…) required by regulation or AXA IM's standards, raise alerts if needed as per monitoring processes and provide related elements for reporting purpose (local and global) -Provide support to Legal teams for the negotiation of ISDA/CSA/GMRA/GMSLA contracts -Continually review and improve tools and processes on own initiative and as part of wider team and corporate projects. Transversal Streams: -Lead or support Investment Risk transversal streams (Liquidity Risk, Counterparty Risk…) according to IRAS organisation. -Ensure valuation policies and valuation controls are applied and report regularly to the lead of valuation risk transversal stream on valuation status in the UK Interaction with SERMs: -Interact with Senior Expertise Risk Managers (SERM) on key investment risks identification and mitigation at investment team level and provide SERMs with analytical support Support the UK Chief Risk Officer by: -Providing regular and comprehensive reporting to local risk committees, boards and regulator -Providing support where necessary for regulatory, trustee and client visits and other similar needs -Proactively providing information on new Investment Risk issues and developments Role requirement: -3-5 years experience in Investment Risk Management in a major Bank or Asset Management company -Risk experience on various types of Investment Risks and a broad range of asset classes and investment strategies -Graduate in Finance with an Asset Management / Risk Management focus or other quantitative discipline -Relevant professional qualifications can be advantageous -Strong IT background (XL, VBA, Databases…). Experience with standard risk analysis tools (RiskMetrics, Factset, UBS Delta…) -Autonomy: is able to complete tasks of a certain technical or relational complexity unsupervised -Rigour and reliability: demonstrates thoroughness and exercises judgment to provide, in a timely manner, quality analysis and deliverables -Pragmatism and results orientation: delivers timely, tangible, exploitable results which create value -Ability to summarise and communicate: provides clear summaries and presentations to management, highlighting key points and control outcomes. Clearly presents these elements in the context of different meetings or committees. -Effective management of subjects on several fronts: more particularly, proactively acts to anticipate possible difficulties and escalates to management where necessary -Team spirit: ability and desire to work as part of a team; will support others and build relationships within and outside of their immediate team; able to engage with the team on a global basis
Job Details
Job Ref: 219874596
Start Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 23:00:00 EST
Hours: Not Specified
Location: London, United Kingdom
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: GBP GBP - Annual Annual