Risk Strategy and Analytics (Elite Hedge Fund)

New York, NY

Posted: 03/29/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Analytics Job Number: 111

Job Description and Synthesis
Our client, an elite global hedge fund, is looking for a Risk Strategist  to join their team in New York. This person will be reporting to London-based COO and supporting global Quantitative Portfolio Analytics.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Drive analysis to assist Senior Management in understanding performance across a range of metrics
  • Assist / run margin and balance sheet optimization projects to drive efficiencies in how  client  uses its resources
  • Drive analysis and interpret to derive conclusions about transaction costs, linked to value propositions for key market
  • counterparty  relationships
  • Assist in analysis and tool/process development around the overall  portfolio,  including:  refining risk measures and reporting, liaising with Firm-wide Risk control group, measuring/hedging tail-risks, and optimizing risk allocation
  • Assist with  analysis  required to set/continuously evaluate/update client Risk Policy (both external and internal guidelines)

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’ s degree in a quantitative field of study such as Finance / Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics
    or Physics 
  • Ideally,  minimum  2 years’ experience in  a tier  1 consulting firm (e.g.,  McKinsey, Oliver  Wyman  etc) working in a Financial Services or Risk Practice
  • Has been involved with driving analysis and delivering projects for clients
  • Strong  problem solving  skills
  • Clear ability to interpret results into practical actions and projects
  • Aptitude for mathematics (including probability and statistics) and data analysis
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to excellence and continuous improvement
  • Ability to form a plan and run a project through delivery
  • Excellent communication skills including building presentations for senior audiences
  • Ability to fit in and contribute in a fast-moving, team-oriented environment
  •   High level of tenacity and energy
  • Highly motivated individual with a passionate interest in and curiosity about financial markets
  • Some knowledge of fixed income products and markets
  • Must have strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel

business analyst, business analytics, quantitative risk

Spencer Knibbe
Managing Partner

Spencer is the Founder and Managing Partner of MBK Search, LLC - an executive search firm that specializes in the governance, risk, compliance, and cybersecurity market space. Prior to founding MBK, Spencer was Head of Operational Risk at Bridgewater Associates. Before moving to Bridgewater, Spencer was the Head of Risk for ICAP, Plc covering the Americas Region. He started his career in venture capital as an investment associate.

Spencer graduated from Harvard University in 2001 and resides in Ridgefield, CT with his wife and two sons.

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