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Head of Market Risk

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Salary Competitive
Type Permanent
Location London
Sector Credit & Risk Management
Job Reference T55/SIMR/29569
Contact Simeon Randell
Date posted 15-08-2018

Our client protect the futures of millions of people in the UK who belong to defined benefit pension schemes. Their members rely on them to look after their pensions if their employers go bust and the pension schemes cannot afford to pay what they promised.
They’re looking for a Head of Market Risk to join their team.

The Head of Market Risk will lead all areas of the team as they develop market risk monitoring and continue with the insourcing of our investments. This is a vital position in the organisation and you will oversee market risk exposures across all areas of their investment portfolio, providing the key point of contact between the risk and investment teams. Typical responsibilities include ensuring appropriate checks and controls are in place within the risk systems, scrutinizing metrics that inform investment decisions, conducting thematic reviews in the company's risk profile and making recommendations for risk strategy.

What they require is a degree educated and risk qualified professional with excellent knowledge of financial markets, risk methodology and financial products across asset classes, and preferably experience of managing a team of risk analysts. Interested applicants will be able to analyse and aggregate risk with different characteristics and taking into account different time horizons, understand market risk sensitivities and be research-driven to identify and support risk management. Experience with long-term protection markets, whether life insurance or DB pension schemes (including asset allocation) is desirable.

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