Investment Risk Manager
Schroders
Asia Pacific
6d ago

The Group Risk function is headed by the Head of Group Risk, who reports directly to the CFO. The function works closely with the other governance function (Compliance, Group Internal Audit and Group Legal) in order to identify risks and provide independent challenge and oversight.

The Group Risk function consists of the specialist teams in the following areas : Investment Risk, Portfolio Compliance, Credit Risk, Enterprise Risk and Insurance, who are based across a few locations Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Overview of role

As the Investment Risk Manager for Equities, you will be responsible for the following :

  • Quantify, analyse and challenge the Investment Risks run within the APAC Equities business, supporting the Head of Investment Risk, Asia.
  • As an independent second line of defence function, the role includes oversight of the first line (the fund managers), ensuring that risk controls and risk monitoring are fit for purpose, and that issues identified are resolved / escalated in a timely manner
  • Developing risk controls for new portfolios, and maintaining these for existing portfolios
  • Providing thematic risk reviews and analysis
  • Building a relationship with the relevant stakeholders, including the on-desk risk resources.
  • The knowledge, qualifications and experience you'll need :

  • Degree graduate or possess appropriate professional or post-graduate qualification.
  • At least 10 years of relevent investment risk experience and have worked in asset management firm.
  • Ability to assimilate market information, performance information and risk information in order to support the identification of potential risk issues at an early stage
  • Knowledge of Aladdin would be useful.
  • What you'll be like

  • Clear, logical thinker, able to break down a problem into bite-size components, and plan the required steps of a project to arrive at a solution
  • Strong communication skills. Not only verbal, but also an ability to write papers in a clear coherent structure
  • Comfortable with speaking up / providing challenge, whilst simultaneously managing internal relationships
  • Idea generation that will result in changes to the risk management process
  • Stong understanding of risk measures and methodologies
  • Enjoys working in a team environment
  • As above

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