Investment Management Operational Risk Analyst

Highlights

  • Trade surveillance
  • Forensic and analytical role
  • Global market coverage

Job Description:

An exciting front office operational risk analyst role has become available due to an internal promotion. The investment division of this organisation has a unique operational risk function embedded in its front office that provides tactical and strategic operational risk management support to its dealers and portfolio managers.
You will have the opportunity to collaborate and support global
operational risk functions in all regions, contributing to the implementation and improvement of operational risk management strategies.

The key responsibilities of this role are highlighted below:-
  • Document, investigate and analyze operational incidents impacting the portfolio management process.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of portfolio management strategies to ensure effective investigation and root cause analysis is conducted through process reviews, interviews with impacted parties, and your understanding of the control environment.
  • Complete analysis includes calculation of the financial impact to assess impact to fund's NAV, performance and necessary reimbursement.
  • Identify appropriate and sustainable action plans to improve operational processes and mitigate key risks to the front office, with consideration to developing/maintaining consistent global processes.
  • Influences other business partners such as operations to implement these improvements and on the desired outcome from a risk perspective.
  • Provide oversight and analysis of routine and complex front office portfolio management trading activity.
  • Act as the 1st line of defense in pre-trade and portfolio holdings compliance monitoring, for adherence to investment mandates and regulatory requirements for products domiciled in different global regions.
  • Analyze and investigate results of forensic testing and other metrics. Discuss exceptions with front office investment managers.
  • Executes risk assessments to understand the impact of front office initiatives, using operational risk management framework to document findings and recommendations.
The Candidate
  • A strong tertiary academic background or equivalent is required, additional post-graduate studies in applied finance or statistics, a PHD or the CFA would be advantageous
  • Previous experience working in banking or investment management is a must, and ideally within a front office environment where you have gained an understanding of investment products like Equities and Fixed Income.
  • Candidates who have a broad knowledge of mutual funds and investment management operations, including order management systems will also be of interest
  • Your ability to deal with ambiguity and rapid business change will be tested in this role so you will need to demonstrate that you are comfortable working in this type of environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential along with a sustained level of confidence when presenting to senior stakeholders
Please send your résumé by clicking on the "apply" button below or for further information contact Eran Clark (03) 9982 8459.

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