Head of VAMSA Risk Management Head of VAMSA Risk Management …

Bank Vontobel AG
à Luxembourg
CDI, Plein-temps
Dernière candidature, 08 mars 21
Competitive
Bank Vontobel AG
à Luxembourg
CDI, Plein-temps
Dernière candidature, 08 mars 21
Competitive
Head of VAMSA Risk Management
Head of the Risk Function for Vontobel Asset Management SA (VAMSA), a Management Company established under Luxembourg law. VAMSA currently manages 70 sub-funds across 4 management companies, representing upwards of CHF 50Bn AUM. The Head of Risk Management will ensure that all the risk management requirements of VAMSA are discharged effectively.

Your opportunity
  • Risk Monitoring
    • Define and ensure the compliance with the risk management framework (risk management policy) as well as with laws and regulations
    • Conduct forward-looking risk management for investment funds, including definition of risk profiles and regular monitoring of all risk exposures
    • Ensure that implementation of investment controls is in line with prospectus & regulations, participate in pre-trade eligibility process and act as point of escalation for investment restriction topics.
    • Monitor breach handling process
    • Provide risk and governance driven input for product definition and changes
    • Support risk monitoring of branches
    • Own the Risk Management Procedure documentation

  • Monitoring of outsourced risk services
    • Perform due diligence and monitoring of outsourced risk services (from Vontobel entities as well as external entities)
    • Monitor, manage and improve RBC's risk-relevant service quality and offering. Ensure delivery of accurate and timely risk data by RBC (4Cs reports, Value-at-Risk and other reports)

  • Formal governance: support reporting to fund management Boards and Committees

  • Team Management
    • Lead and supervise VAMSA Risk Team (currently one FTE)
    • Fulfil regular team management responsibilities
  • Collaborate as required with the wider Risk Team, as well as other teams in Zurich and other locations, including Investment Control and Product.


Your bring
  • Industry experience: at least 5 years' experience of funds and investment risk management preferably in a global asset management firm.
  • Funds knowledge: expert-level (based on hands-on experience) of all aspects of fund operations (TA, accounting, administration, valuation, distribution) and of investor types (institutional, retail) and service-providers (TAs, custodians, administrators).
  • Regulatory knowledge: experience of the Luxembourg regulatory framework for investment managers (UCITS, AIFMD etc). Additionally knowledge of Swiss, UK, Irish and US collective investments would be an advantage.
  • Risk or finance-relevant education: a degree in economics, finance, statistics, science or engineering. A CFA, FRM or other industry qualification would be an advantage.
  • Asset class and financial instrument knowledge: a good cross-asset class understanding, including that of the risks and pricing of derivative instruments.
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues in the Zürich-based Risk team, as well as colleagues in other teams and locations.
  • Excellent communication: be able to communicate effectively at all levels, with both internal and external stakeholders (including investors, board members and regulators).
  • Ability to work independently and be effective in leading a collaborative effort.
  • Be motivated be a desire to solve problems, taking the initiative to obtain the required information where necessary, innovating where appropriate and following issues through to resolution or hand-over to suitable responsible parties.
  • Languages: fluent written and spoken communication in English, with German and French in addition being an advantage.


Thank you for the time to consider Vontobel. We appreciate you taking the time to submit your application. Our Talent Acquisition team will carefully assess your application and will respond to you in a timely manner.Please apply via our career portal. For this position, please note that we do not consider applications from recruitment agencies.

If you have any question you can contact us through our contact form .
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