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Director - Investment Risk
Ref No.: 20-00210
Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Essential Responsibilities:    
Development and implementation of risk measurement and reporting/analytics
  • Risk Analysis: 
    • Raise awareness and increase understanding of the investment risk profile (market, liquidity and counterparty risks) across WAM Asia portfolios, and convert output from risk analytics solutions into meaningful insight/analysis, to enable an independent review and effective challenge of risks taken across the suite of GWAM investment products
    • Provide timely and accurate investment risk insights to members of the Asia Investment Product and Manager Research organizations
  • Risk Reporting and Monitoring:
    • Support Chief Risk Officer, WAM Asia by developing regional risk reporting/monitoring requirements (e.g. Key Risk Indicators) for all investment risks present across WAM Asia, catered to local Boards and Committees
    • Contribute, as needed, to the production/analysis of global enterprise-level risk reporting (periodic or adhoc), meant to service global Boards and Committees
  • Portfolio Inventory: Steward the WAM Asia portfolios as part of a global rollout for the 'second line' Investment Risk Oversight program, by supporting the cataloging and maintaining all the portfolios (along with benchmarks) in scope across investment product platforms in Asia
Key Risk Projects and Initiatives
  • As needed, participate in large scale projects aiming to service the data and infrastructure build for Investment Risk Oversight, articulating the risk data requirements needed for WAM Asia portfolios (e.g. ensure all portfolio data is captured in the enterprise data lake, and supporting its enrichment and curation to render as 'fit for purpose' for risk measurement/modelling);
  • Stay abreast of upcoming regulations in Asia relevant to investment risk, and drive risk management responsibilities within developed action plans to satisfy required investment risk processes/reporting ahead of deadlines
Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Finance/Statistics/Mathematics/Computer Science/Engineering; completion or pursuit of CFA/PRM/FRM designation(s) considered a major asset;
  • Minimum 7-10 years of related risk management experience in the Wealth & Asset Management industry;
  • Prior experience with third-party risk analytics solutions (e.g. MSCI BarraOne and RiskMetrics, Bloomberg PORT, FactSet); experience in the implementation of such solutions considered an asset
  • Knowledge of programming language enabling statistical computing (R, Python), database structure & management (SQL, Power Query, VBA) and data visualization BI tools (Power BI, Qlikview, Tableau);
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, SharePoint);
  • Demonstrated data transformation & manipulation experience, along with analysis of unstructured data;
  • Strong analytical skills and detail-oriented;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
Decision Authorities:
  • Maintain strong awareness of wealth and asset management trends, risk management best practices, client needs and regulatory considerations through research, industry contacts, and continuing education;
  • Ability to synthesize complex information from various sources, identifying key points and issues;
  • Work creatively and find new ways to address issues, confront barriers and seek out information for the benefit of the business;
  • Anticipate, act quickly without acting irrationally and escalate situations of potential risk to appropriate senior management;  
  • Quickly build and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders representing a broad range of functions and levels.