Financial Risk Analyst

  • Salary: EUR45000 - EUR50000 per annum
  • Location: Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Company: JCW Search

My client, a large European Asset Management firm, is currently recruiting for a financial risk analyst to join their Dublin business on an initial 2 year fixed term contract

Duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring that risks are effectively managed and appropriate policies are implemented throughout the Company.
  • Strong analytical knowledge on various Investment products (including derivatives, fixed income, equity) and risk metrics/techniques (such as VaR, Stress Testing, alpha, beta, tracking error)
  • Assist with / Develop and build internal risk models for monitoring of Investment risk, Counterparty risk and Insurance risk
  • Identifying risks and monitoring key Investment decisions associated with these.
  • Participating in various committees /Boards and processes representing the Risk Department and actively promoting opportunities to improve risk mitigations / controls and manage risk
  • Assessing emerging and macro risks, including new products or significant process / business changes and propose effective solutions
  • Promoting a strong risk awareness culture
  • Work closely with the Central Bank of Ireland in providing information on the risk appetite and risk profile of the companies
  • Undertaking ad hoc requests and reports as required from time to time.
  • Work and interact closely with internal teams, in particular the Investment Team in both monitoring and assessing risk
  • Participate in regulatory and prudential tasks as / when required

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of 3-5years' work experience in Risk Management within an asset management or mutual funds environment
  • Degree or Postgraduate with substantial mathematical/ quants / statistical/ financial element. FRM / PRM / CFA accreditation would be an advantage
  • Good understanding/working knowledge of risk measurement tools/concepts for example: Absolute/Relative VaR, Alpha, Volatility, Correlation
  • Good understanding/working knowledge of financial products - for example Call/Put, Index/Unit Linked, Equity, Bonds
  • Proficient user of Bloomberg and other systems (For example MISYS)
  • Advanced VB/Excel proficiency a minimum requirement
  • IT related skills (such as SQL Server or C Sharp, etc.) an advantage
  • UCITS or other regulatory knowledge an advantage
  • Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance & Audit Recruitment
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