Risk Director

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Risk Director

A Risk Director is urgently required to join one of the fastest growing brokers in London. The Risk Director will focus on Market and Counterparty Credit Risk, and perform related analysis.

The purpose of Risk Director position is to provide strategic direction and leadership of the company's risk function including the identification, measurement and management of key risks across different business lines. The Risk Director will be responsible for developing and setting the Risk policy and standards for the company; provided independent and objective oversight of the management of significant risks arising from the business; advocate change; lead implementations and create a culture of compliance and control.

Key responsibilities

Ensure sufficient oversight for all risk and governance matters, deal with issues in line with risk appetite

Monitor Market Risk and Counterparty Risk Limits

Develop risk methodologies and scenario analysis

Write/ upgrade policies and procedures

Work directly with business leaders to embed understanding of the key governance processes, and responsible for internal and external clients

Demonstrate an understanding of the UK and US Regulations and risk-related issues

Risk Governance Monitoring and Reporting

Provide oversight, analysis and monitoring of all operational risks

Lead excellence in change , problem solving and issue management

Review risk programs to ensure they are fit for purpose given emerging trends and regulatory changes

Contributes and review risk related projects executed by the business

Recommend mitigation strategies and risk assessments

Responsible for the company's compliance with industry specific rules and regulations, including FCA

Participate in the development and delivery of overall business strategy and implement functional strategies to achieve operational objectives

Develop and maintain effective relationships with key clients

Perform Market Analysis / deep dives and provide practical solutions and suggestions to tackle issues and risks

Support business acquisition initiatives including sales presentations, development of client solutions, due diligence and potential client assessment

Candidate Requirements

Must have extensive knowledge in Market and Counterparty Risk

Degree educated

Knowledge of equities and fixed income markets

Experienced with VaR, other risk models

Advanced Excel & VBA skills

Strong strategic thinking, analytical, problem solving & decision making skills

Foster partnerships with all stakeholders to contribute to the company's success

Excellent organisational skills & planning ability

Relevant Industry experience in a regulated environment

Excellent communicator; ability to simplistically translate complex data

Ability to manage and motivate large teams

Fully competent in a Director/ CRO level position

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a Director position within a fast growing company.

If you meet the above criteria then apply immediately for the Risk Director position to avoid disappointment.

Keywords: Risk Manager, Risk Director, Market Risk, Counterparty Credit Risk, Governance, Risk Mitigation, FCA, VaR, VBA, Scenario Analyses, Stress Testing, Risk Models, Business Change, BAU, Brokerage, Financial Services, London