Risk Analyst/ Manager in London at Willis Towers Watson

Date Posted: 9/7/2017

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Job Description

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

The Business

Investment, Risk and Reinsurance 
Our sophisticated approach to risk helps clients free up capital. We work in close contact with investors, reinsurers, and insurers to manage the equation between risk and return.  Blending advanced analytics with deep institutional knowledge, we reveal new opportunities to maximize performance.

Within their Investment Consulting business Willis Towers Watson are developing an Asset Management Exchange (“AMX”) which will operate as a managed-fund platform. A suite of funds will be included on the platform, including hedge funds, long-only equity and fixed income funds, before adding alternative asset classes.  Funds are expected to trade all asset classes and instruments available.  As such, this function will provide the candidate with extensive exposure to all aspects of investment risk.

The Role

The role we are looking to fill is within the AMX Risk team, reporting to the AMX Head of Risk.  You will work closely with the Head of Risk, and others in the AMX team, and be focused on investment risk oversight.

Initial duties will include:

  • Risk analysis and strategy assessment.
  • Daily monitoring of exposures and risks within limits and performing further investigation as needed.
  • Building relationships with key points of contact, internally and externally.
  • Communicating risk findings, abnormal exposures and limit breaches.
  • Supporting various reporting requirements, including Annex IV.
  • Ad hoc projects and analysis.

Job Requirements

The Requirements

  • Buy or sell side experience in at least some areas of investment risk management – market, credit, counterparty, liquidity, operational, etc.
  • Genuine interest and strong appetite for learning about all aspects of investment risk and asset management.
  • Proactive approach to tasks, working in a collaborative way to investigate and solve issues with sustainable and robust solutions.
  • Proven ability to organise and prioritise multiple tasks, to successfully and independently meet deadlines and quickly understand and apply new subject matter.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excel + VBA.
  • Risk skills and experience, a positive attitude, who wants to learn and further their career in risk management and be an integral part of AMX.