Risk Controls Manager – Asset Manager

About my Client

My client, a long established and successful Asset Management business with a strong heritage, is a leading provider of Investment Management to a global client base. At present, they have $1.5trn in Assets under Management. They are a US company with strong roots in Ireland, with an excellent reputation for not only work/life balance and flexibility, but also one with an extremely capable executive leadership team.

About the Role

A rare role arising in Front Office, you get work work close to the markets from a Risk and Control perspective, and play a key role in safeguarding investments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Control Testing and Analysis: Conduct thorough control testing to evaluate the effectiveness of Front Office controls. Analyse business processes and trading data, documenting findings with precision.
  • Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA): Manage and maintain the RCSA process, collaborating with Senior Management to ensure accuracy. Share insights across the organisation to enhance governance.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Work closely with Investment teams to understand their processes. Gather information, address inquiries, and provide valuable insights from control testing.
  • Reporting and Recommendations: Provide detailed reports to the Investment Business with actionable recommendations for improving the control environment and enhancing risk mitigation processes.
  • Process Enhancement: Collaborate with various teams to identify and implement opportunities for strengthening control processes.
  • Documentation: Maintain comprehensive records of control testing procedures, results, and remediation plans. Prepare clear, concise reports summarising outcomes and recommended actions.
  • Workload Monitoring: Track the progress of Controls Assurance activities and escalate issues as necessary.
  • Regulatory Awareness: Stay updated on regulatory changes affecting the Front Office. Ensure controls align with global and local financial regulations and industry best practices.

About you:

  • Experience: Proven ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment. Understanding of the investment process, financial instruments, and asset management. Experience in controls assurance, audit, risk, investment risk or compliance would be highly beneficial.
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of controls assurance principles, risk management, and internal control frameworks within the asset management industry.
  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, or a related field. Advanced degrees or professional certifications (e.g., CFA, CPA, CIA) are preferred.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel. Coding skills for data analysis and reporting (VBA, Python) are a bonus.
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Analytical Abilities: Strong analytical skills with a meticulous approach to reviewing processes and documentation. Ability to interpret data, identify patterns, and suggest improvements.

What Now?

For a confidentiality assured chat, call Larry now on 01 676 0505 and click apply below.

If you are interested in making this position yours, please contact Larry McCowen on 01 676 0505, click apply below

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Tagged as: Asset Management, Front Office, Risk

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