Market Risk Analyst from trading firm

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Salary : $600000 - $840000
Location : Central and Western District
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The Company

Our client is a proprietary trading organisation that was formed in 2011. It employs some of the most talented traders, developers and engineers in the market, executing a diverse range of strategies across global equity and derivatives markets. It is the most active participant in a number of the products it trades, contributing significant liquidity to many European markets. The company's culture is collaborative, informal and highly rewarding of strong performance.

The Role

Seeking a Risk Analyst to join its Market Risk team. This is a role based in Hong Kong. The candidate will contribute to the build-out and support of the risk management processes across all business units. The candidate will have risk/quantitative experience from a proprietary trading firm or a hedge fund. Project experience, good communication skills and attention to detail are required. This is a full-time, permanent role, and remuneration comprises of an annual base salary plus a discretionary bonus.

Job Specifications

  • Daily tracking and understanding of performance and risk drivers across business units and trading strategies
  • Continuous tracking vs. pre and post-trade risk constraints
  • Adapt the existing risk management setup to deal with new products/risks/strategies/regulations
  • Propose and action framework/methodology/tooling/reporting enhancements
  • Provision of risk/performance information to various internal clients, handling both high-level summaries and detailed drilldowns
  • Documentation of frameworks/processes
  • Maintain market/reference data quality and validate risk/performance result accuracy
  • Identification of efficiency gains, process improvements
  • Work closely with traders, developers, control functions, investor relations, committees and liaise fluently with service providers
  • Support the profile of the risk team and be seen as a trusted and valued partner/advisor to the business
  • To comply with all applicable Compliance policies, procedures, laws and regulations

About you

  • Experience as a risk/quantitative analyst, gained from working within a proprietary trading firm or a hedge fund (3-7 years)
  • Knowledge of market risk characteristics of equities and listed derivatives products, including relevant practical statistics/mathematics
  • Knowledge of risk/performance drivers of equity arbitrage strategies (event-driven, relative value, delta-one, stat-arb, index-arb, rebalance-arb, quant and fundamental long-short)
  • Able to design suitable, approximate metrics to quantify risk in a portfolio while balancing accuracy, robustness, calculation speed, market data needs and ongoing maintenance effort
  • Experience in data analysis/modelling/simulation
  • Experience in tool building/maintenance including automation of data sourcing/validation/reporting/monitoring/alerts
  • Knowledge of Excel with VBA (tool building, data manipulation, interaction with databases and APIs, reporting, alerts)
  • Working knowledge of SQL and one of R, Python, Matlab

What's on offer?

  • Stand-out development opportunities to drive your career higher.
  • A highly diverse role with exposure to multiple areas of the business.
  • The inspiration and support of a talented and professional team.
  • A company dedicated to building the skills of its people through professional development and mentoring.


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