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      Market Risk Analyst – Hedge Fund

      Greenwich, CT

      $125,000 - $135,000

      Permanent

      A global investment firm is looking to hire a full-time Market Risk Analyst to join its Risk Management team.

       

      The firm’s Risk Management team has direct day-to-day responsibility for managing the market, credit, liquidity, model and counterparty risks of firm-managed investments. Within the Risk team, the Market Risk team has direct responsibility for monitoring and managing market and liquidity risk across all asset classes and portfolios managed by the Firm.

       

      The team interacts closely with portfolio managers in setting and monitoring limits, preparing reports, and making risk management recommendations. The team is also responsible for developing and enhancing the firm’s risk methodologies and analytics and works closely with the firm’s own technology team to implement these. Methodologies range from risk models, stress tests, scenario analysis, hedging analytics, to event analysis.

       

      The risk team is also critically responsible for producing a wide range of internal, client, and regulatory reports that support all the risk activities of the firm.

       

      The team is looking for an exceptionally talented Market Risk Analyst. This role will support all aspects of the Risk Team’s daily market risk activities. This includes monitoring the firm’s portfolios, running systematic daily risk control processes and helping with risk reporting. The Analyst will also be responsible for investigating risk issues, working with PMs across the firm, and formulating consistent courses of action. The role will include research and development of risk methodologies and conducting quantitative investigations.

       

      Key Responsibilities

      ● Bring a common sense and practical approach to all market risk-related issues, as well as an understanding of the firm’s many investment strategies and products

      ● Monitor investment and market risk across portfolios and asset classes

      ● Support daily risk review processes, including limits monitoring and related escalation procedure

      ● Review and record all risk determinations, ensure the timely execution of determinations and document the review process

      ● Conduct quantitative research to develop and improve risk management methodologies

      ● Organize, manage, and streamline internal risk reports and support the risk reporting needs of the firm

      ● Support daily systematic risk control processes; manage exceptions and handle escalations

      ● Review different types of models used, including alpha generating, portfolio management and risk models

      ● Work closely with other teams across the organization to ensure that these functions and Risk Management are well coordinated on a daily basis

       

      Skills, Knowledge & Experience

      ● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a financial or quantitative field

      ● Strong understanding and interest in markets and risk management

      ● Excellent analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills

      ● 2-3 years of experience in an investment management firm or an investment bank

      ● Familiarity with financial instruments and risk metrics (e.g., beta, volatility, VaR, option Greeks)

      ● Prior experience using a high-level programming language (e.g., Python) as a statistical modelling and research tool

      ● Strong interpersonal communication skills

       

      Person Specification

      ● Committed to intellectual integrity, with a high degree of ethics

      ● Mature and thoughtful, with the ability to operate within a collaborative, team-oriented culture

      ● Hard working and eager to learn in a highly intellectual, innovative environment

      ● Well-organized, detail-oriented; able to multi-task and keep track of various deadlines

      ● Look beyond the surface level to understand the underlying details

       

      Company Benefits

      Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus. The firm offers comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and any other benefits to eligible employees.

      Posted by

      Manuel Fedriani

      Quantitative Finance Recruiter

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