Head of Risk - Equities

Location Frankfurt (Oder)
Discipline: Risk & Quantitative Finance
Contact name: Joseph Smith

Contact email: joseph.smith@greshamhunt.com
Job ref: 1015

Head of Risk:

Gresham Hunt are working with a leading asset manager for a Head of Investment Risk. This individual will be responsible for the independent risk oversight in Europe.

The ideal individual will have extensive experience in the Equity space and deep Equity investment risk market knowledge.

The person:

  • Proven managerial experience and leadership skills
  • Equity experience is required with portfolio management experience in equity highly valued
  • Demonstrated experience in working for an Asset Manager at Senior Risk Management level within a buy-side firm
  • Strong knowledge of counterparty risk management
  • Proven experience of tactic risk management and governance frameworks, methodologies and emerging practice
  • Proficiency in English is required, further languages are beneficial

The role:

  • Support the Director of Risk in providing an accurate view of the risk profile of the books of business in the region
  • Manage and develop a team of risk managers and analysts specialising in equity, covering investment risk across both fundamental and systematic equities
  • Ensure implementation of the global risk management policy
  • Promote an effective dialogue and to regularly engage with investment teams across asset classes in relation to investment risks of the portfolios in your region
  • Provide insights into the portfolio risk profile, risk exposures, risk concentration, tail risk and management of risk limits using risk applications
  • Design and produce accurate portfolio risk reports in a timely fashion 
  • Perform quantitative analysis and regular stress-testing on portfolios to assess downside risk

Please contact joseph.smith@greshamhunt.com