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Market Risk Manager

  • London
  • £90,000 - £110,000 + Benefits & Bonus

Are you interested in working with the top risk and trading professionals globally? Reporting into a former Trader with deep expertise in the markets.


Our client has a brilliant reputation for being entrepreneurial, dynamic and offering the proximity to markets unencumbered by onerous regulation.




  1. Evaluate model performance tests, ensuring models adhere to policies and demonstrating appropriateness.
  2. Identify opportunities for enhancement in risk models, management processes, and infrastructure.
  3. Spearhead the design and implementation of improvements to risk models, infrastructure, and processes.
  4. Uphold compliance with the risk management framework and policies, aligning them with regulatory and industry standards.
  5. Achieve a delicate equilibrium between global regulatory standards and commercial business requirements.
  6. Conduct mathematical/statistical analyses to calibrate and refine risk models effectively.
  7. Engage collaboratively with colleagues on policy and methodology development.
  8. Regularly communicate with clearing members, risk committees, and senior management.
  9. Thoroughly document risk policies and models for various stakeholders.
  10. Undertake project work and conduct market research on pertinent risk topics.
  11. Lead and mentor risk analysts, fostering a robust risk culture.


Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Possess a robust quantitative and analytical background, specializing in statistics (degree in Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Engineering, Science, or related discipline).
  2. Demonstrate meticulous attention to detail coupled with strong problem-solving skills.
  3. Exhibit hands-on experience in risk management, data analysis, portfolio management, and/or risk systems, gained in investment banks, hedge funds, or clearing houses.
  4. Showcase proficiency in financial derivatives products across multiple asset classes.
  5. Apply expertise in utilizing risk management models and techniques, including Value at Risk, Liquidity Risk, back testing, and stress testing.
  6. Demonstrate leadership ability in overseeing a small team and actively contributing to the establishment of a robust risk culture.
  7. Prove adept at conducting independent research, analysing problems, and implementing effective solutions.
  8. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the capability to convey risk issues to senior management persuasively.
  9. Preferably, have experience with SQL and Python.



If you are interested in finding out more, please apply directly or email me your CV so I can call you to discuss the role and answer any questions you may have.



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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