Risk Management: currently 1249 jobs.The latest job was posted on 21 Mar 18.
Welcome to eFinancialCareers' risk management jobs section. The majority of the vacancies advertised here are within the financial service industry, although there are a number of risk management opportunities in other industries too.
Risk within a financial services firm can be divided into three categories: market, credit and operational.
Market risk relates to market conditions and the value of investments. It is dependent on a number of factors including foreign exchange rates, commodity prices and interest rates. Risk analysts create models for the risks associated with asset classes, investment products and overall portfolios to support the decision making processes of fund managers and front desk traders.
Credit risk is the risk that the principal (a sum of money lent) will be lost as a result of the borrower failing to repay it. Credit risk analysts apply ratings to borrowers based on the previous credit history, current liquidity position, and assets held.
Operational risk comes from within the business and relates to the risk that the organisation's own processes and staff will result in loss. For example, excessive risk taking by personnel, or failure to comply with industry regulations both represent operational risks.
Risk Management Careers
Risk management careers can be outside of the financial sector. Most organisations have at least a small operational risk management function, especially in innovative industries such as technology, engineering and pharmaceuticals.
However, it is the financial services industry that generates the greatest demand for risk managers and analysts.
To demonstrate their knowledge and experience, many risk management professionals gain a qualification. The Global Association of Risk Professionals awards the internationally recognised Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation upon completion of two years practical experience and completion of two written examinations. Although the qualification is not essential to begin a career in risk management, many financial services organisations will require a person to be suitably qualified before being promoted to more senior positions.