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Financial Risk Associate

  • London
  • Up to £65,000
  • Job type:
  • Job reference: MTP 40181

This role presents an exciting opportunity to work in a challenging and rewarding environment, where you’ll have the chance to make a meaningful impact on our risk management processes. If you meet the qualifications and share our passion for financial risk analysis, we encourage you to apply and join our dedicated team. This is a renowned global financial advisory and banking firm with a storied history dating back to the 18th century. Founded by the a family office, it has established itself as a leading player in investment banking, wealth management, and financial services, catering to high-net-worth individuals and corporate clients worldwide.

The Role

  • Collecting, analyzing, and scrutinizing financial risk data from various departments across the group, including capital metrics, liquidity metrics, and key balance sheet items.
  • Collaborating on the preparation of regular financial risk reports for senior management and committees, often working within tight deadlines.
  • Assisting in crafting ad hoc reports for senior committees, such as risk appetite statements and policy approvals, under the guidance of senior team members.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and methodologies while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Maintaining effective communication and cultivating positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Providing guidance to business units and functions on financial risk-related inquiries.
  • Identifying areas for potential improvement in reporting and processes.
  • Keeping track of the Work in Progress (WIP) list and procedures manual.
  • Involvement in ad hoc initiatives or other Group Risk activities as required.

Required Skills and Competencies – Essential

We’re seeking candidates with the following qualifications and traits:

  • Accounting qualification (e.g., ACA or equivalent).
  • Knowledge and/or experience in financial risks, such as liquidity risk, credit risk, regulatory capital, and market risk (e.g., interest rate risk in the banking book).
  • A genuine passion for financial risk assessment and a strong analytical mindset.
  • Adaptability to work on various tasks in a small, diversified team.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy in all tasks.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage your own workload while considering team priorities.
  • A conscientious approach and the ability to work independently when necessary

We seek individuals from a diverse talent pool and encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply to our vacancies. Our commitment to fair recruitment processes means that we welcome applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of their lived experience or personal characteristics. We also invite applicants who meet most of the listed requirements, even if not all, to apply. If you require any adjustments to the application process, please let us know.

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Molly Phillips – Non-Financial Risk

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