Our client, one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms is seeking a Enterprise and Operational Risk Manager.

Job Purpose/Background:

The focus of the Enterprise Risk Team is on those risks which directly impact the corporate entity, rather than the fiduciary risks assumed by funds/clients, such as investment risks and counterparty risks.   The global Operational Risk team is responsible for all aspects of operational risk, including error investigation and resolution, new product and business change risk assessments, risk reporting / analysis and the maintenance and development of the operational risk framework, including facilitation of risk and control self-assessments.

The enterprise risk function remains closely engaged with the evolving regulatory environment and supervisory expectations, to ensure that the company’s internal risk and control frameworks remain consistent with these, and to co-ordinate regulatory initiatives from an RQA perspective.

The Enterprise Risk team works with Finance, Compliance, Internal Audit and other control-related teams to ensure an integrated, efficient and complete approach to the risks and controls of the firm from an enterprise standpoint.

Key Responsibilities::

Based in New York the ideal candidate will work closely with the companies team leaders, regional control function heads, and as well as Chief Operating Officers across the business.

o          Serve as an operational risk manager with stakeholders across a number of business and product areas. This includes facilitation of risk and control self-assessments and implementation of control enhancements to actively and demonstrably mitigate operational risks.

o          Lead operating event management discussions to determine resolution and work with appropriate stakeholders to define root cause and remediation.

o          Engage business partners and senior management to leverage operational risk data and trends, and implement lessons learned from significant events.

o          Drive the operational risk framework forward by assisting with operational risk training, business engagement, and broader team-wide projects.

Knowledge/Experience/ Competencies: 

o          Minimum of 7 years experience in the financial industry, preferably in an operational risk and an enterprise/corporate risk capacity.  Experience within asset management is preferred but not essential.

o          Excellent analytical skills; critical thinking and problem solving skills

o          Excellent communication and presentation skills and an ability to work with all levels of the organization

o          Self-starter who is proactive and entrepreneurial; i.e. innovative and creative

o          Enthusiasm and energy combined with a  clear sense of how to “make it happen”  through teamwork, engagement and commitment

o          Willing to ask basic questions so the answer is known, not inferred or assumed

o          Good negotiation skills and ability to resolve conflict between teams or individuals so that functional / organizational objectives are achieved.

o          Proven leadership skills and ability to manage multiple responsibilities concurrently.

o          Accuracy and attention to detail

o          Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills including report and graphics creation

Please email resumes to Steve Tepperman- steve@compliancesearch.com

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