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Risk Manager

  • Location:

    City of London

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  • Contact:

    Octavian Donnelly

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  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0874

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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​Our Client

Our client is a systematic global alternatives business.

Headquartered in the US, they are looking for an experienced Risk Management professional to take over a new UK & EMEA Risk Management position. Taking a scientific approach to alternatives trading, the firm keeps cutting edge research and development at the core of their processes and modus operandi.

The successful candidate will be working closely with the risk team in the United States.

Main Duties

Key responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Building the EMEA Risk Management framework

  • Having oversight on all electronic trading risk, operational risk and market risk in relation to UK and EMEA operations

  • Providing real-time risk supervision of trading strategy and reporting

  • Partnering with researchers and trading to define strategy risk limits and remediation plans in the case of a limit breach

  • Liaising closely with the firm's in-house engineering teams to enhance and develop next generation proprietary risk framework and platform

  • Liaising with external parties such as regulators or trading partners

Your Profile

  • Educated to a degree level in a quantitative field - MSc/PhD beneficial for this position

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in risk management, trading, portfolio management or quantitative research. Previous systematic trading experience is highly regarded for this position.

  • Strong knowledge of RTS6 and MiFID

  • Overall awareness of the UK regulatory landscape desirable

  • An awareness and personal interest in digital assets and crypto also desirable

  • A strong track record in software development, combined with the ability to spearhead end to end small scale projects

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Octavian Donnelly.
Phone: 020 3778 0874
ReferenceCode: 11448

About Rutherford
Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.