Head of Quantitative Risk Management.
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Alice Akere
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Our client is one of the world’s leading Asset Manager currently looking for a Head of Quantitative Risk Management to join their team to be based in Zurich.
Responsibilities:

  • Identify, assess, measure, mitigate and monitor market, liquidity, credit, counterparty and operational risks
  • Responsible for the risk management function towards clients, regulators and auditors
  • Contribute to formulation and implementation of Asset Management risk policy and strategies
  • Ensure Asset Management centralized risk reporting and escalation of risk issues for Global Asset Management Committee
  • Ensure mapping of all portfolios in terms of relevant risk metrics
  • Organize and produce periodic risk reports containing the relevant risk metrics for portfolio managers and boutique heads and formulate pertinent observations
  • Signal any “violation” of pre-agreed risk parameters and coordinate escalation to hierarchy
  • Support breach monitoring and breach resolution with the Investment Control team
  • Support RfP team and sales initiatives in all risk management related issues
  • Coordinate AM operational risk management and internal processes with Group entities
  • Leverage on existing data production for risk measurement in close collaboration with Data, Performance & Reporting team especially regarding data delivery as well as the Outsourcing & Regulatory Monitoring teams within Funds Management Companies
  • Member of the various boutiques’ Management Committees

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a similar role by an international multi-boutiques Asset Manager
  • Strong knowledge of financial instruments and risk models
  • Good comprehension of Data Management issues
  • Master’s degree in mathematics, physics, statistics, finance or equivalent education completed by a specific risk certification
  • Self-driven, proactive with a business and solution minded approach
  • Inspiring and open-minded personality that works well in teams
  • Speaks and writes clearly and articulately in German and English, additional language is an advantage. Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way
  • Able to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits a probing mind
  • Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship
  • Able to motivate others to go the extra mile to get things done
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Integrity, responsibility, determination and commitment

Please note that all applications to Switzerland-based vacancies and all communication with Swiss clients are handled by our Swiss Partners, Accurate GmbH, Bahnhofstrasse 11, 8302 Kloten. Albert Cliff is responsible for screening, initial interview, and selection only.
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