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Risk Manager

Ref: 77933

  • 70,000-85,000
  • 19 Sep 2022
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Risk Manager 

About the Company

Asset Management/Investment client with offices in Central Dublin. Specialises in the management of UCITS products. 

About the Position

Our client specialises in the management of UCITS products across all asset classes and a  vacancy has arisen for a Risk Manager, focusing on both operational and investment risk. Given the current size and growth projections of the company, we are looking for someone who is looking to develop their career through learning and in turn, we offer the opportunity to grow with the organisation. The successful candidate will report to the CRO and will work closely with the Risk Managers across all risk categories. The Risk Manager will be responsible for controlling, reporting and analysis of the risk management framework of the Company with focus across both investment and operational risk management.

Key Responsibilities

Product Investment Risk

  • Performing controls on the Fund Risk Frameworks, ensuring risk framework adherence across the relevant risk categories (market, credit, liquidity, ESG, risk etc) and that risk measurement techniques and reporting are correctly developed and applied;
  • Controlling, reporting and analysis of the investment risk controls and reports to include, Absolute VaR, Relative VaR, Commitment approach, Stress Tests and/or Scenario Analysis;
  • Development, preparation and analysis of the firm’s Sustainability Risk assessments, including keeping abreast of latest regulatory developments and assistance in translating those developments into robust processes;
  • Act as first point of contact for review and challenge of CIO team’s interpretation and application of the risk frameworks and controlling on the outcomes.
  • Providing assistance in the risk review and analysis for the new product approval process;
  • Preparation of ad hoc commentary and reporting on specific aspects of investment risk as it pertains to the firm’s products;
  • Producing reporting and analysis on fund performance, to include performance contribution and attribution.
  • Identification and application of best in class technical solutions as they relate to fund risk management.

Operational Risk

  • Providing coverage on day to day risk control activities related to operational risk inherent in activities, processes and systems, including as part of the risk & control self-assessment process;
  • Reporting and analysis of Operational Risk profiles and material exposures to losses, including development of relevant metrics;
  • Development with the Designated Person for Operational Risk of the operational risk event response framework, including root cause analysis and remediation tracking;


  • Participate in the Risk Committee, including preparation of the agenda, compiling and delivering content and preparation of minutes;
  • Preparing risk reports to the CEO, the Board of Director’s and to the Group CRO Function as necessary;
  • Acknowledge the regulations of the Group, ensuring the local implementation through internal processes and policies, in adherence with the policies of the parent company.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Economics/Finance/Mathematics etc;
  • At least 5 years of financial services experience, preferably gained in a risk or asset management context;
  • Strong technical and analytical skills;
  • Knowledge of UCITS regulations is advantageous;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office ;
  • Completion, or interest in pursuing, professional certifications such as FRM, PRM or CFA will be considered a plus.

Remuneration Package

Permanent role, salary €70 - €85k, 15% bonus plus generous benefits package applies. Hybrid working model. 

For more information on this role or any other roles within the Compliance and Risk space, reach out to Louise Morrissey in Brightwater on 01-5927885 or email me. Alternatively please apply via the link below.

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