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Alcentra, Senior Risk Manager

London, United Kingdom
Asset Management

Job Description

Job Purpose:


The role works within the Operational Risk Function. The position requires working closely with colleagues within Risk, Front Office, Operations and all parts of the business, including central BNYM Group risk functions.


Company Overview:


Alcentra is a global asset management firm specializing in sub-investment grade debt with assets under management of approximately $37.4 billion (as at 31 March 2018). Alcentra employs 147 people, including 70 investment professionals.  The firm has an investment track record that dates back to 1998 and strategies that include: senior loans, high yield bonds, direct lending, structured credit, stressed/distressed debt and multi-strategy credit.  The investor base includes pension funds, insurance companies, banks and asset management firms.


Key Responsibilities:


Role covers all key aspects of the Alcentra Operational Risk framework, reporting directly to the Head of Operational Risk including:

  • Owning the day to day functioning of the Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) process including attending meetings, challenging business owners on risks and controls and making updates to the RCSA system

  • Owning key parts of the ICAAP process (working with the Head of Operational Risk) including collation of the ICAAP document, leading Scenario analysis workshops and gathering and challenging supplementary information

  • Risk reporting:

        • Corporate risk reporting pack production globally including R&C / Board Risk Committees, US AIFMD committee

        • Reporting to BNYM Group Risk

  • Assisting with drafting of the Alcentra Group Risk Appetite Statement

  • Working with other members of the team to ensure the event and breach process including material loss entry into relevant BNYM systems and the monthly Key Risk Indicator framework functions adequately

  • Assisting in the Strategic & Emerging risk identification and assessment process and with actions as relevant

  • Running the action management working group (to help keep business action owners on track for outstanding actions in the RCSA)

  • Ensuring all BNYM group deadlines are met

  • Maintaining the Risk Policy tracker.

  • Ad hoc projects and investigations.



Job Specific competencies:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with various professionals and teams across the region

  • Highly motivated self-starter with gravitas to maintain credibility  with different stakeholders
  • Fully conversant with Word for Windows, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Conscientious and willingness to work as part of a team and help out on all matters
  • Understanding of all aspects of the Operational risk framework
  • Understanding of asset management a plus
  • Highly numerate and literate with attention to detail a must
  • Experience of Risk and Control Self Assessments at some level, a must.
  • ICAAP experience a plus.






BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: United Kingdom-Greater London-London
Job: Asset Management
Internal Jobcode: 53473
Organization: Alcentra Group-HR13364
Requisition Number: 1819084