Head of EMEA Risk Management (London)

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Jul 11

Who You Are:

The Director of Risk Management will play a pivotal role in our organization, leading our market risk management efforts to identify, assess, and mitigate risks that could impact our portfolio. The ideal candidate will bring a strategic perspective to risk management, ensuring that our fund navigates market volatilities with a proactive and prudent approach. This role requires a combination of deep understanding of both traditional market risk principles and the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the digital asset markets.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and implement cutting-edge market risk management strategies and policies to identify, measure, and manage market-related risks, including interest rate, currency, equity, commodity risks, and the unique volatility, liquidity, and regulatory aspects of digital assets.
  • Lead the local market risk management team with a specific focus on digital assets, promoting a culture of risk awareness and disciplined risk-taking across digital and traditional asset classes.
  • Own and champion GDUK’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework. Work with 2nd/3rd LoD functions to ensure all Non-Market Enterprise Risks are identified and mitigated to within Risk Appetite.
  • Ensure adherence to the FCA's IFPR and actively participate in the ICARA process. The candidate must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the regulatory requirements specific to digital asset investments.
  • Work closely with the trading team to integrate risk management practices into the decision-making process, aligning with local risk appetite and investment objectives.
  • Perform rigorous risk assessments and scenario analysis tailored to digital asset markets, evaluating the potential impact of market, regulatory, and technological changes on the portfolio.
  • Develop and oversee advanced risk analytics and modeling techniques specific to digital assets to enhance risk measurement and reporting.
  • Serve as the primary advisor on market risk issues related to digital assets for senior management, recommending strategies to mitigate risks while seizing market opportunities.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the digital asset market trends, regulatory developments, and risk management best practices to continuously refine our risk management framework.
  • Leverage on-chain information to enable data driven decision making and risk management.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of systems to calculate risk metrics.
  • Direct Regulator engagement when required.

What We’re Looking For:

  • 10+ years of experience in risk management, with significant expertise in digital assets and market risk, within a hedge fund, investment bank, or related financial institution.
  • Advanced degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or a related field, with professional certifications such as FRM or CFA being highly desirable.
  • Proven leadership capabilities and the ability to manage a team focused on digital asset risk.
  • Demonstrated experience with the FCA's IFPR and the ICARA process, including a successful track record of engaging with regulators.
  • Demonstrated experience of managing ERM Frameworks and implementing ERM strategies.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and technical skills, with experience in risk modeling tools and techniques relevant to digital assets.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex risk scenarios and strategies in digital assets to diverse stakeholders.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the digital asset ecosystem, including cryptocurrencies, tokenized assets, blockchain technology, and the associated regulatory landscape.
  • Strategic and proactive in risk management, with the foresight to anticipate and address risks in the fast-paced digital asset market.
  • Experience in Python, SQL, and Excel

What We Offer:

  • Competitive base salary and bonus
  • Competitive paid time off
  • Company-paid health and protective benefits for employees and their eligible dependents 
  • Free virtual coaching sessions through Ginger
  • Free daily snacks in-office
  • Opportunities to learn about the Crypto industry
  • Smart, entrepreneurial, and fun colleagues

*Benefits may vary depending on location.

Apply now and join us on our mission to engineer a new economic paradigm.

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