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Lead firm's efforts to independently to measure, analyze, monitor, and manage investment risk for Columbia Threadneedle Investments' (CTI) fixed income funds in North America; design and direct firms Fixed Income Risk Management process; contribute and collaborate in the implementation of CTI's global investment risk process.
Lead the North America Fixed Income Investment Risk team by:
Providing leadership to the firm's risk management process in fixed income by using existing tools and adopting new and innovative methods
Collaborating with the investment risk team of portfolio managers and risk analysts and increasing risk awareness in the portfolio construction process
Analyzing CTI's fixed income funds and escalating issues with portfolio managers, front office management, and business leaders
Developing strong relationships with Portfolio Managers, collaborating and providing risk insights to the various teams, as appropriate
Representing Investment Risk in other committees, processes, and functions, including Product Development, Legal, and Compliance
Providing information and insights to third parties, including Fund Boards, institutional investors, and consultants
Developing a good relationship with the Product team to help them develop and launch new products, including providing approvals (as appropriate) for new fixed income product introductions
Relationships will include: Investment Risk team, Portfolio Managers, Product development, IT, Distribution, Operations, Legal, Compliance, Senior Management and Institutional Clients
BA/BS in a quantitative field of study
7+ years of experience in an Investment Risk Management role
Solid understanding of financial markets, financial instruments, and portfolio construction, preferably with some fixed income experience
The ability to influence portfolio managers as necessary
Strong knowledge of derivatives and usage in portfolio
A proactive self-starter, with strong leadership skills, desire to collaborate, ability to manage multiple initiatives, and intellectual curiosity
Experience with a risk management platform such as Aladdin, BARRA, RiskMetrics, Bloomberg, or a proprietary system
Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with different departments, clients, and Fund Boards