Junior Investment Risk Analyst

30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
04 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021
Job Type
Risk, Risk Analysis
Employer Sector
Accountancy Practice
Contract Type
Full Time
The Investment Risk Team is a quantitative function covering investment risk management, oversight, analytics, and performance.

For the right candidate, this position offers a unique opportunity to learn about risk management and investment across multiple asset classes, develop coding skills, and build a career in a well-established and growing investment management company.

Client Details

Once a boutique start-up, now turned UK powerhouse. The opportunities are endless.

The client is an investment management business that helps to manage the capital of it's individuals, their families and advisers in order to meet their financial needs and aspirations.


Running and developing the daily risk monitoring process/reports. Highlighting trends, warning flags, and escalating any breaches that may arise in the daily trading of the multi-asset class UCITS funds.
Provide timely analysis of any "exceptions" raised during the daily process to the Risk and Investment Team.
Analysis and management of risk exposures. Including Market, Liquidity, Derivatives, and Counterparty risks.
Running and analysing the regulatory risk reports and submissions.
Master knowledge of the risk system and its functionalities, including best practices in risk modelling.
Help ensure risk modelling of securities is good and up to date with look-through where possible.
Run monthly performance reports and assist with attribution analysis and evaluation.
Learn an appropriate programming language to help automating the data analysis and data processing.
Learn about financial instruments across several asset classes employed by the funds.
Undertake any task as required by the Head of Risk in order to fulfil the risk monitoring duties.
Subscribe to the companies Vision, Purpose, Values and Personality behaviours.Profile

Strong data analysis skills, with the ability to support them with solid statistical / quantitative foundations.
Strong computer skills and a keen interest in learning programming languages as required by the job.
Lateral thinker with an enquiring and curious mind, willing to learn new skills and adapt to new tasks.
Initiative in solving complex problems quickly.
A good team player, with integrity to do the right thing.
A strong academic background, likely in hard sciences (Engineering, Physics etc), is a pre-requisite.
Knowledge of data analysis, statistical investigation, and quantitative techniques highly regarded.
Working knowledge of VBA or SQL would be greatly beneficial; the successful candidate must have a keen interest in further developing both VBA and SQL, and other potential programming languages.
Some background knowledge of investments, markets or risk management would be beneficial.
MSc (or 1st Class BSc Hons) or equivalent in a numerical subject is highly beneficial.
A programming language certification is a 'nice to have', e.g. SQL or VBA.
Commitment to study towards FRM, CFA, or IMC qualifications is expectedJob Offer

Up to GBP35,000 annual salary

Company benefits package

Progression opportunites