Job description

  • Location:
    Agnostic, London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Employee Type:
  • Department:
    Investment Risk Team
  • Division:
    IWI Investment Risk
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Senior Risk Analyst-BarraOne (5169)

We're one of the UK's leading investment management companies, with responsibility for over £40 billion of client assets. We've worked closely with clients and their trusted advisers for many years and gained a unique understanding of the specific needs of our clients.

Investec Wealth & Investment seeks to deliver exceptional levels of customer service and has been trusted to meet the needs of private investors for almost 200 years. But our eyes are focused on your future.

Right now we're a team of over 1400 dedicated professionals located across 14 sites in the UK. We're looking to strengthen our team and need you to come on board and make a difference.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

Role: Senior Risk Analyst

Location: Agnostic

Team Description

Investment Risk Team

Description of role and key responsibilities

  • Produce risk analyses for the key Investment process committees and for Investment Managers on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Work to fully automate the portfolio (both model and live portfolio) risk measurement and reporting function
  • Update and maintain the BarraOne model to capture fund level constituents of all researched Bond, Property and Infrastructure funds and Structured Products.
  • Develop/improve our risk modelling capabilities, particularly for the assets above.
  • Develop our stress testing methodologies using risk models
  • Advise Investment Managers on relative risk exposure and control
  • Support and extend our drawdown simulations

Core skills and knowledge

  • Current and extensive experience of using the BarraOne multi-asset risk model on multi-asset portfolios is a pre-requisite
  • Strong background in the statistical methodologies used in risk measurement
  • Comfortable using the more advanced features of Excel
  • Understanding of financial instruments
  • Understanding of and support of benchmarks
  • Communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of market information systems (e.g. Reuters, Bloomberg, DataStream) would be an advantage.
  • Presentation skills

Other attributes that would be helpful, but not essential for the role

  • Gravitas to discuss complex issues with the main stakeholder, investment management as well as the Head of Compliance & Risk.


  • Experience more important than professional qualifications. Minimum under graduate degree preferably in a quantitative discipline.  Must have experience of BarraOne.

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30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

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Charmaine Bannerman

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