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Senior Financial Risk Manager (12 Months)

Challenger Sydney, Australia
Posted 5 days ago Permanent Competitive
Senior Financial Risk Manager (12 Months)
Challenger Limited is an ASX-listed investment management firm managing $105 billion in assets (as at 30 June 2023). Life with us is fast moving and always exciting. Together we're driving to deliver our vision to provide our customers with financial security for a better retirement.

We achieve this goal by providing a work environment where people from diverse backgrounds, with a range of skills and experiences can contribute and succeed.

Join us as a Senior Financial Risk Manager (12 Month MTC)

  • An important role where you can drive strategic improvements and leave a lasting impact on our market and liquidity risk processes.
  • Operating as a true financial risk partner and Market and Liquidity risk SME, you'll work collaboratively with stakeholders across investment, credit risk, and actuarial teams on a range of projects and analyses.
  • We work flexibly from our Sydney CBD Office where you can expect to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home.
  • This role is available for a period of 12 Months, and we are open to considering applicants at both a Manager and Senior Manager level.

About the role

Our Financial Risk Team sit within Challenger's Risk division, reporting to the Chief Risk Officer. A dedicated team of five professionals who oversee market and liquidity risk, the daily hedging process, and analyse exposures to various asset classes. The team collaborates with investment, credit, actuarial teams and management to manage financial risks and assists the CRO in defining financial risk appetite.

As Senior Financial Risk Manager you'll play a crucial role in identifying, assessing, and monitoring market and liquidity risks across our investment portfolios. You will work closely with senior management, portfolio managers, and other stakeholders to assess investment and risk management strategies that align with Challengers strategic objectives.

  • Risk Modelling and Analysis: Conduct comprehensive risk analysis, implement modelling improvements, and ensure robust systems and processes.
  • Risk Reporting and Monitoring: Prepare risk reporting and monitor portfolio risks.
  • Business Partnering & Collaboration: You'll collaborate and partner with portfolio managers and other key business stakeholders to evaluate new investment proposals and hedging strategies and provide meaningful risk insights and SME guidance.
  • Stress Testing and Scenario Analysis: Participate in stress testing and scenario analysis to test our crisis management framework and ensure Challenger's resilience.
  • Projects and Continuous Improvement: Manage and refine risk processes, contribute to strategic projects across the Challenger Group and Challenger Life Company.
  • Policy and Risk Committee Contributions: Prepare Risk Committee papers and policies, providing meaningful insights into financial risk.

The skills you'll need

You'll have demonstrably strong experience in the banking or asset management industry with a clear focus on market- and liquidity risk. This will be coupled with a deep understanding of financial instruments, their valuation, hedging strategies, and risk modelling with a strong grasp of financial risk management concepts (market, credit, liquidity).

You'll need to have experience in identifying, assessing, evaluating, and managing market and liquidity risks with a track record of analysing complex problems and then developing and driving effective solutions.

As well as;
  • Proficiency in portfolio risk modelling and analytics, including Value-at-Risk, Expected Shortfall, stress testing, and liquidity ratios/projections.
  • High-level user of Excel and other MS Office applications, intermediate SQL, Bloomberg, and risk management software.
  • Relevant academic qualifications in a quantitative or financial discipline with a numerical or finance-related undergraduate degree.
  • Post-graduate qualifications and certifications like GARP, PRM highly desirable
  • Proven track record in investment management or trading would also be highly desirable.

Additional Information

Working at Challenger means being part of a diverse, connected team that has fun and loves what they do. We're small enough, but big enough to accelerate bold ideas, realising what's possible for our customers and partners.

At Challenger, we provide access to a range of exclusive employee benefits that will support you both personally and professionally and a hybrid work environment. Visit our benefits page for more information.

https://www.challenger.com.au/about-us/careers/our-benefits

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We value inclusion and diversity of thought, promote flexible working practices so our people can integrate their work and personal lives, and are proud to be a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

We believe in bringing your authentic self and a belonging in our culture. We are prideful in participating in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) as a national benchmark on LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion and best practice in Australia. We offer the opportunity for a broad career experience and value people who are inquisitive and rigorous and are driven to make a difference.

Job type:
Max Term (Fixed Term)

Posting Close Date :
24/06/2024
Job ID  R1863
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