Job Description The Investment Risk Analyst position is part of the State Street Global Advisors Investment Risk Team. The primary focus of this group is to provide independent oversight to ensure appropriate levels of risk exist across our client's portfolios. The Investment risk analyst will support our senior fixed income risk managers primarily. The position will work hands-on with portfolio managers to measure, quantify, and communicated market risk exposures and any changes to the funds/accounts risk profiles. The risk analyst will assist our senior risk managers to enhance our risk management process. The position will also be responsible for creating and presenting key risk summaries to senior management on an ongoing basis. The candidate should possess excellent analytical and communication skills.
The role requires a strong working knowledge of fixed income and cash strategies, gained from experience in institutional investment management, risk management and/or research organization.
The individual is responsible for suggesting methodologies for improving portfolio risk analytics, examining investment and liquidity risk issues and responding to ad-hoc requests from various business groups and senior management, and also undertake unsupervised research on areas of risk management.
The individual will also be responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of fixed income and cash risk management processes and collaborate with colleagues within the global organization in the design and implementation of policies, procedures and processes for the investment risk program. The individual should have a demonstrated ability to lead projects, and have experience with building risk processes within an asset management firm
The successful candidate will establish credibility through technical skill and stature in risk management, by building collaborative working relationships with investment professionals, and through creating a shared vision of the benefits of more risk-aware decision making
The ideal candidate will have a solid analytical foundation and organizational skills, be motivated by a team environment, and have the ability to learn about new analytical applications and investment products. Experience with risk concepts and database tools are required, with specific skills in Bloomberg PORT Risk models, Barclay's POINT and Tableau considered a plus.
Other key qualifications include:
MBA, MSF and/or CFA preferred
Minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience (data analysis, risk management, risk models) with solid knowledge of equity strategies preferred
Strong technical skills: ability to build tools and reporting for risk management and to leverage technology and systems. Thoroughness and attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize effectively, meet deadlines and deliver high quality, error-free work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work with senior management and to develop relationships with others throughout the organization
Strong understanding of portfolio construction, derivative processing, risk analytics, and investments
Capable of taking responsibility for independent projects with limited supervision
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
Programming skills (VBA, Access, R, Matlab) is a plus