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Wanted: Junior Financial Risk Analyst at Ashburton Investments
December 27, 2014 Graduate Programme
Ashburton Investments are seeking for a bright and capable individual to assist in driving the financial engineering, data and risk analysis requirements of the business. The role is important to the delivery of risk systems implementation, risk reporting, instrument valuation and risk methodology requirements

Ashburton Risk Management works with the Ashburton Investments SA and Jersey executive teams and the wider business to ensure that there is adequate measurement, monitoring and management of all significant risk areas within Ashburton Investments. In addition, the role of the function is to ensure that management action is within relevant limit and appetite levels aligned with fund and portfolio mandates. The function works with internal business units and stakeholders to oversee the end to end processes and controls in place to effectively and efficiently address significant risks facing the group.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and implementation of financial engineering, data, risk analysis and reporting requirements of the business in respect of projects to implement risk measurement and risk reporting requirements. Work under the guidance and steer of senior managers in the risk function and the Group Treasury function to assist in:
  • Meeting the market, credit and liquidity risk system financial engineering requirements.
  • Identifying, documenting and implementing the data requirements for instrument pricing and risk measurement in respect of market, credit and liquidity risk for Ashburton Business Lines, portfolios and funds.
  • Developing and implementing risk methodologies for the measurement of market, credit and liquidity risks.
  • Developing and implementing the requirements for reporting on market, credit and liquidity risks.
  • Supporting the requirements of other functions in respect of the measurement of key metrics and reporting thereon.
  •  Assist in the development and implementation of instrument pricing and valuation requirements for Ashburton Investments.
  • Develop and document the requirements in respect of instrument pricing methodologies for vanilla and derivative financial instruments.
Requirements
  • The successful applicant will have a post graduate degree in mathematics/advanced mathematics/statistics/actuarial/business science or other relevant discipline.
  • Experience in the banking / asset management sector in a quantitative, financial engineering or risk operations environment will be advantageous.
  • Basic knowledge of fixed income and equity asset classes.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of financial markets and the valuation of financial vanilla and derivative instruments.
  • Basic knowledge across market & liquidity risk in risk identification, measurement, reporting and  validation including, inter alia,
  • Sensitivity, scenario analysis, stress testing and VAR/ETL metrics
  • Processes such as portfolio simulations, hedging, trading management etc.
  • Basic knowledge of quantitative credit models including PDs, LGDs and Economic Capital will be advantageous.
  • Financial modelling/engineering knowledge.
How to apply
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