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Investment Risk Analyst

  • London
  • £70,000
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  • Job reference: JL/41073
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Job Title: Investment Risk and Performance Analyst

Company: International Equities Hedge Fund

Location: London, UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our dynamic and globally recognized Equities Hedge Fund client. We are currently seeking a talented and experienced Investment Risk and Performance Analyst to join our high-performing team. This role is positioned at the heart of the action, situated on the trading floor alongside Portfolio Managers, focusing on both ex-ante and ex-post analysis. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in conducting Risk Analysis, Attribution Analysis, and Performance Analysis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with Portfolio Managers, Chief Risk Officer (CRO), and Head of Marketing.
  • Conduct thorough Risk and Performance Analysis on long only and long-short funds.
  • Provide valuable insights to the funds and communicate findings to investors.
  • Work on Risk and Performance Attribution, contributing to strategic decision-making.
  • Maintain a strong presence in commercial markets, ensuring exposure to various facets of the asset management industry.


  • Previous experience in roles such as Investment Risk Analyst, Attribution Analyst, or Performance Analyst.
  • Proven track record within the asset management industry.
  • Familiarity with long only and long-short funds.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Strong communication skills to articulate insights effectively to stakeholders.


  • Relevant degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering or a related field.
  • Professional certifications (e.g., CFA, FRM) would be advantageous.

Application Process: All interested candidates are required to have held the job title of “Investment Risk Analyst,” “Attribution Analyst,” or “Performance Analyst.” We do not consider candidates from banks, vendors, or operations functions.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship. International applicants must specify their visa situation on their application or CV; applications without this information will be automatically deleted.

If you are looking to elevate your career and are excited about the prospect of working at the forefront of the financial markets, we encourage you to apply urgently. Please submit your application to [] with your CV.

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