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Risk & Control Associate – Capital Markets

  • London
  • UP TO £70,000

The Company

This is an investment banking division of  a prominent financial institution based in the United Kingdom. As a leading provider of financial services, This Bank offers a wide range of solutions to corporate, institutional, and government clients worldwide. Their services encompass capital raising, risk management, trading, sales, and research across various asset classes. With a commitment to innovation and customer-centricity, they strives to deliver tailored financial solutions while upholding high ethical standards and regulatory compliance. They play a crucial role in supporting the growth and success of businesses, contributing to the overall stability of the financial markets.

The Role:

We are currently seeking a passionate Front Office Business Analyst to join The E-Trading Risk & Control team of an established bank. In this role, you will play an integral part in supporting the team in delivering the Electronic Trading Risk and Control strategy for our Chief Operating Officer (COO) through the successful delivery of ETRCM projects.

As a member of the Reg Remediation and Implementation function within the Electronic Trading Risk and Control Management Team, a global front office team within the COO division, you will contribute to key initiatives such as meeting regulatory requirements and implementing/enhancing Automated Trading Controls frameworks. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Bringing drive, energy, and enthusiasm to each initiative, inspiring others to perform at their best consistently.
  • Meeting and improving process standards by adhering to best practices and processes, while evaluating and suggesting improvements to make them more robust.
  • Supporting continuous improvement efforts by applying industry-wide standard analysis methodologies/techniques and processes to ensure efficient delivery.
  • Providing support to the ETRCM Reg Remediation and Implementation leads as they collaborate with trading and sales business heads to refine the operating model for electronic trading.
  • Collaborating with Business Managers to deliver the desired risk and control agenda for the business.
  • Working closely with Technology teams to ensure that deliveries meet requirements and enhance the regulatory framework and control environment.
  • Assisting the ETRCM Reg Remediation and Implementation lead in managing internal stakeholder relationships between COO and Trading & Sales, CRO, and their respective Management Teams for electronic trading risk and controls.
  • Supporting Internal Audit in their reviews of the relevant front office control landscape.

To excel in this role, you should possess the following skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Essential experience in delivering change projects within Capital Markets/Investment Banking Front Office.
  • Ability to work effectively under deadlines and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to collaborate seamlessly with trading, technology, and risk functions.
  • A collaborative approach to problem-solving.
  • Broad understanding of risk management across both trading and operational risk.

This role offers a competitive salary, benifits pot, pension & a collaborative & inclusive team.

What’s Next

If this opportunity resonates with you or someone you know, please contact Molly Phillips with a copy of your most up-to-date CV and a brief explanation of why you would like to apply. You can reach Molly at


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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