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Senior Risk Manager

  • Location: Luxembourg
  • Salary: €100,000 +
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: NM/173278
  • Sector: Asset Management/Funds , Asset Management/Funds
Job Description

My client is a leading International Asset Manager, looking for a permanent Senior Risk Manager to join their team in Luxembourg. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Risk Manager, looking to make the step-up into the Risk Conducting Officer Position. The role will report directly into the Regional Head of Risk. The Senior Risk Manager will function as the most Senior Point of Contact for Risk in Luxembourg and will be responsible for presenting to the CSSF. 

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates looking to join a well-established, highly professional, dynamic and growing organization. Working in a medium-sized, modern office, this person will be responsible for managing one individual in the risk team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to manage the team, lead on local risk topics, while collaborating with the wider risk teams on a global scale. 

The Role Responsibilities: 

  • The Conducting Officer for Risk (Senior Risk Manager) will be responsible for covering Financial Risk responsibilities with a small proportion covering Operational Risk.
  • Provide Support and Coverage for Market, Liquidity, and Counterparty/Credit Risk. 
  • Lead on UCITS/AIFMD Financial Risks Monitoring and Reporting. 
  • Lead Risk Management Reporting in relation to: CSSF Reporting.
  • Attend and report at Senior Management Meetings and Board of Directors. 
  • Work closely with the Risk Management teams, across the organization's global offices. 
  • Proactively identify and propose appropriate enhancements and further developments in regards to risk monitoring, management and reporting.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes 

 

Experience Required: 

  • Proven Risk Management experience working within an Asset Management Environment. Candidates with no Asset Management experience will not be considered. 
  • Regulatory Knowledge: candidates must have proven knowledge of local Luxembourg CSSF Requirements; as Conducting Officer for Risk, you will be responsible for presenting to the Regulator. You must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of applicable UCITS and AIFM regulation. 
  • Technical Risk Skills: 80% of the role is focused on Financial Risk and 20% is focused on Operational Risk. Applicants must be well-prepared to cover both. 
  • Ideally looking for candidates with 7-8 years of Risk Management experience. Very good understanding of financial markets and risk management, with the ability to challenge fund managers. Very good understanding of different risk measures. 
  • Products: This role will cover both UCITS & Alternative Funds; it is essential that candidates have experience working with these fund types. Strong AIF's experience is desirable but not essential. 
  • Languages: essential that applicants are professionally fluent in English - written and oral skills. 
  • Communication Skills: Candidates must have strong presentation skills;  this role will involve significant amount of stakeholder engagement, and the Senior Risk Manager will need to be able to effectively influence the business and collaborate with colleagues across all levels of the organization.
  • Relationship Management Skills & Team Collaboration: Because this is a Global Organization, the Senior Risk Manager will need to be able to build relationships with colleagues across multiple geographies. 
  • Team Management: Previous Management experience is desirable but not essential. The Senior Risk Manager must be able to mentor/develop and train the junior team member. 
  • Hands-On: The Senior Risk Manager must be hands-on, with a fine eye for detail. They must be analytically minded and prepared to get involved in a variety of tasks. 
  • Academics:  Good Academic Record in Finance, Mathematics or other quantitative field. 

 

This Role Offers:

  • Competitive Base Salary & Company Benefits. 
  • Visibility:  As the Head of the Risk team in Luxembourg, this role offers company-wide visibility, opportunity to get lead on local initiatives, but also across the wider organization. 
  • Seniority:  As the Conducting Officer for Risk, this role offers the opportunity to be part of strategic decision making; opportunity to report to the board, and influence at senior levels. 
  • Variety of Responsibility:  Leading the small local team, this role will offer a dynamic working environment, and the opportunity to get involved in a wide scope of topics. 
  • People Management Responsibility: 
  • International office with a global culture; modern, brightly lit working space. 
  • Highly respectful, supportive, professional working environment. 
  • On-going opportunities for training, development and progression. 

 

Next Steps: 

  • If you would like to schedule a confidential conversation to discuss this role in more detail, please email me your CV to nm@barclaysimpson.com 
  • Please Note* Applicants must be eligible to work in the EU. Sponsorship is not provided. Candidates need to have prior local Luxembourg experience in order to be considered. 

 

 

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