VP, Risk Management

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May 26

Who You Are:

We're looking for a Head of Franchise Market Risk Management to 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 firm 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 and decentralized finance.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and implement 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, regulatory, and smart contract risks of digital/on-chain assets.
  • Lead the franchise market risk management team with a specific focus on digital assets and DeFi protocols, promoting a culture of risk awareness and disciplined risk-taking across digital, and traditional asset classes.
  • Work closely with the trading team to integrate risk management practices into the decision-making process, aligning with the firm’s risk appetite and investment objectives.
  • Risk-manage several portfolios consisting of crypto assets and crypto derivatives, among other instruments.
  • Integrate comprehensive DeFi market analysis into risk management practices, considering the impact of decentralized lending protocols, yield farming strategies, automated market makers as well impermanent loss, protocol hacking incidents, and liquidity crunches.
  • Leverage on-chain analytics and DeFi protocol data to enhance risk assessment and decision-making processes.

What We’re Looking For:

  • 5+ years of experience in risk management, with significant expertise in digital assets, market risk, and a deep understanding of the DeFi space, within a hedge fund, investment bank, or related financial institution.
  • Professional experience trading or risk managing options, interest rate derivatives, exotic and structured assets.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and technical skills, with experience in risk modeling tools and techniques relevant to digital and DeFi assets.
  • Degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or a related field, with professional certifications such as FRM or CFA being desirable. Additional certifications or proven experience in blockchain and DeFi protocols would be a plus.
  • Exceptional knowledge of the DeFi ecosystem, including familiarity with the leading protocols, smart contract functionality, and the ability to assess protocol risks.
  • Proven ability to navigate the rapidly evolving DeFi market, with a keen eye for emerging risks and regulatory changes affecting DeFi investments.
  • Coding experience including Python, SQL. 

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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