Senior Risk Manager

Senior Risk Manager

  • Location

    chicago, United States

  • Sector:

    Risk Management

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  • Contact:

    Corey Rague

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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JCW is currently working on a search for a Senior Risk Manager with a proprietary trading firm in their Chicago location. The qualified candidate will bring risk management expertise and at the same time a critical, quantitative and proactive hands-on approach.  It will be this role’s challenge to support the risk assessment and management responsibilities for market, credit, liquidity, operational, and regulatory risks with a focus on market risk.  In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for monitoring and enhancing risk management’s intraday monitoring tools and reports.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify and manage the risks in the firm’s existing and new trading strategies across various exchange-traded asset classes including index, fixed income, currencies, commodities, and single name equities
  • Monitor intraday and overnight market risk at both the portfolio and single product levels and discuss key exposures with trading desks
  • Analyze financial market developments and help build and enhance risk methodologies and processes for trading strategies
  • Partner with software development, data engineering, and trading support team members to develop and implement risk tools for real-time monitoring and reporting of the firm’s key risks

Position requirements:

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the financial risk management field with a strong quantitative and technical background
  • Experience with analyzing and managing the risks associated with a portfolio of equities, futures, and options
  • Detailed knowledge of exchange-traded derivative products with an emphasis on their risk characteristics
  • Working knowledge of data processing and analysis technologies (SQL, Hadoop, Python, or similar)
  • Strong academic background in quantitative fields such as statistics, financial mathematics, or computer science

Corey Rague recruits for Risk and Analytics professionals across the financial services sector and would be happy to provide further details about this or other positions. You can reach him at (646) 517-8533 or at corey.rague@jcwresourcing.com