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  • £80,000 - £120,000 Base + Bonus
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Job Advertisement: Market Risk Analyst – Commodities Trading (Energy)

Location: London

About Us: Join one of the largest global banks and a leading player in commodities trading. We are committed to excellence and innovation in financial markets, providing robust solutions worldwide. Contribute to our reputation for quality and integrity.

Position: Market Risk Analyst – Commodities Trading ()

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily Analysis: Analyse traded positions, inventory, risk, VaR/SVaR, and stress scenarios. Ensure actions align with Market Risk and physical commodities risk policies.
  • Integrity Attestation: Validate VaR/SVaR integrity by investigating changes to positions and risks, performing key back-testing controls. Align risk drivers with market risk appetite (ECaP, EaR).
  • Risk Identification: Identify and escalate Risks not in VaR (RNiV) to Risk Methodologies & Analytics.
  • Risk Factor Maintenance: Maintain energy risk factor time series for VaR and stress formats. Perform historical simulation analysis.
  • Parameter Validation: Validate and propose energy risk factor parameters for pillar and point of weakness stresses.
  • Risk Controls: Implement, monitor, and review market risk controls and reporting for energy portfolios.
  • Risk Simulation: Highlight key risk factors, assessing their P&L impact using risk simulation tools. Validate hypothetical and actual P&L for back-testing.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with market and physical commodity risk regulations, firm’s risk appetite, and frameworks.
  • Regulatory Deliveries: Complete regulatory risk deliveries accurately and timely.
  • Stakeholder Relations: Build strong relations with Risk Peer departments, Treasury, Finance, and Audit functions.
  • New Product Assessment: Prepare and challenge risk assessments for new products to ensure compliance with policies and limits.
  • Market Monitoring: Monitor markets to identify developments impacting energy market risk profile.
  • Performance Objectives: Meet objectives set by the Head of Market and Liquidity Risk manager.


  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of market risk principles.
  • Experience in commodities trading, particularly energy, is preferred.
  • Proficient in risk management tools and systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and exchange standards for market and commodity risk.

Why Join Us:

  • Working for an outstanding manager with a brilliant reputation for supporting and developing their team.
  • Work with a globally recognised financial institution.
  • Dynamic environment with growth opportunities.
  • Collaborative and talented team.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits.

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