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The Senior Market Risk Analyst is responsible for:
- Providing superior risk analytics on trading performance post trade and risk assessment/ mitigation pre trade, through applying commercial acumen and deep business understanding. - Refine and enhance risk transparency of exposures, valuation and market risk methodologies in conjunction with other functional stakeholders. - Identifying risks associated with complex commodity trades, including embedded or traded options, working with stakeholders to ensure risks are properly and robustly captured in systems and processes. - Analyse the risk of book positions and apply stress tests in collaboration with the trading team, enhancing the front office awareness of the impact of daily mkt and position changes on true risk of book positions. - Enhance the front office's understanding of VaR numbers as well as continuously improve the accuracy of risk measures. - Offer input into trading strategy discussions with the front office. - Drive assurance process over price assessments. - Enhancing own knowledge in the business and in the understanding of the markets so as to strengthen capability in risk identification. Achieving this through frequent communication with trading and other teams. - Enhance own data analytics skills through cross-learning on the job and formal training. - Ensure no limit breaches, communicate directly with senior BU management on limit requests and pnl events.
The role provides an opportunity for an independent and driven individual, with strong critical thinking and business acumen to make impactful changes in a dynamic, fast-paced environment within a highly motivated team and a fast expanding businesss.
Risk Identification and Making Risks Transparent 35% Trading analytics 45% Stress testing/ VaR improvements 20%
Education, Experience, Skills
Required: Degree from a good university
Desired: Financial Risk Manager/ Masters Degree in Applied Finance, Financial Engineering etc/ Certificate in Quantitative Finance.
At least 6 years practical experience in the front office, risk function and/ or middle office in a physical commodity trading environment.
Demonstrate strong understanding of commodity risks, interest in commodity markets and risk management.
Mathematically inclined, able to grasp quantitative concept.
Able to learn data analysis skills and programming languages to enhance own work.
Detail-focused, able to build strong processes and possess excellent data management aptitude.
Ability to operate in a complex trading environment and manage conflicting demands.
Adaptable and well-rounded individual, good interpersonal skills.