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Trading Market Risk Director

Ref: 77380

  • Exceptionally competitive Base, Bonus and Bens Package.
  • 27 Jun 2022
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

The Role:

  • Provide oversight of market risk, ensuring all significant market risks and results are appropriately and accurately quantified and made transparent to the Senior Management
  • Provide sound judgement, prudent governance and effective risk management oversight and control in accordance with the market risk policies and practices, overseeing a team of risk specialists,   
  • Develop and maintain market risk and valuation policies, with limits that are respected and consistent with approved business strategy and the firm’s risk appetite;
  • Develop and manage an effective and well regarded team of specialists.
  • Keep abreast of regional regulatory change, industry standards and market developments
  • Provide effective market risk and valuation oversight of the global the firms’  International Fixed Income, Equity Derivatives and Money Markets trading desks
  • Develop a strong independent view of current market conditions, the market risk of the desk's positions and valuation parameters of the portfolio.
  • Work closely with the Front Office, including business heads and senior traders regarding trading strategies, market conditions, risk positions, liquidity, profit and loss and new initiatives.
  • Develop market risk and valuation policies for the International Fixed Income businesses and determine stress tests and scenarios that highlight key market risks.
  • Provide coaching, mentorship, and guidance to a team of risk professionals
  • Provide analytical expertise for all trading market risk related activities, providing effective challenge while supporting business growth
  • Develop a thorough understanding of key factors contributing to profitability, through continual review of P&L attribution.
  • Ensure all businesses have an appropriate policy for robust, independent valuations, and ensure ongoing suitability as market conditions, business strategies and portfolio composition change
  • Be the primary contact for dialogue with regulators relating to market risk discussions, and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements


The Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Capital markets knowledge with expertise in market risk and control functions, ideally with regard to debt capital markets, interest rate and credit markets, FX markets and equity derivatives. 
  • Sound understanding of Value-at-Risk (VAR) and Risk-Weighted-Assets measurements and the application of these methods within the capital assessment for a financial institution.
  • Qualification in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or other, eg. CFA
  • Advanced critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership skills with ability to motivate, coach, and develop high-performing individuals
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build relationships with cross functional teams, colleagues, partners, and stakeholders at multiple levels
  • Robust organizational and team management skills with the ability to work in a demanding environment and handle multiple deadlines and priorities

For a confidential discussion, please contact
Estelle Davis or email Brightwater Executive or click the apply button below. DD  + 353 1 5927844