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Investment Risk Manager

  • London
  • £120,000 + Benefits + Bonus
Investment Risk Manager working closely with Portfolio Managers across a broad range of assets including Equities, Fixed Income and Real Assets (both Real Estate and Infrastructure).

My client is a mid-sized pension fund in London with a broad asset base including fixed income, equities and real assets. The fund operates both direct investments and fund of fund approach. The Head of Investment Risk has over 25 years experience and is both technical and commercial. The role will will have responsibility for the team on a day to day basis leaving the Head of Investment Risk working on the more strategic longer term.



The role:

Daily interaction with fund managers to have oversight over investment risks which include liquidity, market, counterparty, valuation, concentration, thematic and macro risks.

Accountability for reviewing and implementing models and frameworks which include sensitivities, stress testing, VaR and attribution.

Successful candidates will contribution to policy, framework, systems and processes. To provide effective challenge and collaboration with the investment function to ensure investments are consistent with guidelines budgets and limits.


The candidates:

Extensive  experience in an investment risk role

Strong quantitative capability, understanding risk limits and monitoring approaches.

Ability to code in Python and be an advanced excel user

Effective communication working with both senior management and Portfolio Managers



Candidates will be expected to work 2 days or more in the office.


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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