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CRO - Alternatives

Salary £160k
Type Permanent
Location London
Sector Credit & Risk Management
Job Reference T55/SIMR/30169
Contact Simeon Randell
Date posted 30-10-2018

Global Asset Manager seeking a CRO to join their Alternatives business in London

Key responsibilities
• Assist the Board in defining the Alternative Business Risk Strategy and Risk Appetite (ensuring alignment with Group Risk Appetite where necessary)
• Monitor and review the framework for investment into Alternatives (including suitable investment risk metrics) are fit for purpose and meet business and regulatory requirements
• Manage the risk disciplines: investment/market, operational (in conjunction with BRCM (Business Risk and control Management) and Operational Risk functions), counterparty credit and liquidity risks, supported by risk systems and dedicated projects.
• Identify, formulate, coordinate and communicate the strategic policies, procedures and controls to ensure that risk exposures to Alternatives are effectively managed.
• Oversee the implementation of the Group Risk Policies (including Credit, Insurance, Liquidity, Market, Operational, Pension, Reputational, Residual Value, Shariah, Strategic and Sustainability) where applicable across the regional Alternative business, agreeing any local exceptions to Group Risk Policy with relevant Risk Function Heads
• Act as the primary point of contact across all risk types and issues for the CEO.

Skills/ Experience required
• In depth knowledge and at least 8 years experience, with 5 years in a senior role managing the risks within an asset management business investing in Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Direct Real Estate and the associated regulatory environment,
• Ideally to have front line experience within this specific Business line
• Experience of decision making based upon a mix of quantitative and qualitative analysis
• Experience of liaising with the regulator
• In depth Investment and Operational Risk knowledge of specific risks associated with Alternative Investments
• Strong understanding of the regulatory environment

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