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Investment Risk Analyst

New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wealth Management

Job Description

Position works with Risk Management team on fact-finding in connection with operational due diligence investigations including, but not limited to, academic, employment and criminal background checks, public records, media references, regulatory/compliance filings and service provider verifications. Candidate must gather significant documentation and maintain related database records. Candidate participates in adhoc operational projects and performs general industry research as needed. Candidate must interact heavily with online resources, internal clients and external providers, as well as participate in various risk department meetings.

  The Role
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the role requires the Investment Risk Analyst to lead and enhance the investment risk management framework and process and ensure consistency and accuracy across the business. The role involves close and regular interaction with the Investment Team and, in particular, the Performance Analyst. The role includes the following:
  • Leading and enhancing the investment risk management framework and process.
  • Maintaining the investment risk system to deliver multi-asset and single asset portfolio risk and fund data. Work with the investment team developing functionality.
  • Regularly review and update procedures and controls for the investment risk function.
  • Monitoring investment risk.
  • Designing and producing accurate risk reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly basis as required by the business.
  • Check and provide risk analysis on all investments/models/funds on an ex-post and ex-ante basis.
  • Provide individual client risk information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Frequent interaction with the Client Relationship Managers, Investment Managers and Senior Management to ensure business needs are met from a risk perspective.
  • Production of templates to speed up and automate reports.
  • Working with the Investment Team to monitor, analyse, report market and portfolio risk.
  • Provide risk commentary for client reports, internal meetings and fund board meetings.
  • Member and Secretary of the Risk and Controls Committee with responsibility for the production of key risk reports and explanations of all investment risk information.
  • Build and maintain good knowledge of the company's investment management products and investment processes.
  • Understand the Investment Management business, including client portfolios and funds.
  • Develop knowledge of asset classes, including equities, fixed income and funds and private. Investments.
  • Understand the performance process within Asset Management.
  • To work closely with performance analyst to ensure the consistency of data and analysis across the business.
  • Understand the UK regulatory environment and contribute to the compliance culture.
  • Contribute to ad hoc projects as identified by the Business.
The Successful Candidate
To be considered for this role, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Significant experience of investment risk Analysis, ideally gained at the multi-asset level within a buy side investment manager.
  • Strong experience and academic background in Risk Management with good understanding of risk issues and various approaches to risk analysis and management.
  • Knowledge of risk systems (including APT, PORT) is desirable.
  • Degree educated. A finance, economics or risk-related qualification is preferable and a relevant post graduate qualification would be an advantage.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills - the ability to present the risk exposure and the appropriate risk management to investment professionals, clients, boards, internal groups and regulators.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand complex issues.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Advanced Excel skills essential, ability to understand VBA code in order to debug code e.g. change ranges an advantage.
  • Team player - ability to work independently as well as work as part of a team.
  • Flexible - ability to work in a rapidly changing environment and to tight deadlines.


College degree and 3-5 years equivalent experience. Prior para-legal or research analyst experience preferred. Industry knowledge helpful. Strong organizational, communication and computer skills required (MS Office and data base skills) as well as excellent time/project management and follow-up skills. Fact finding. Gather significant documentation (e.g. background checks, regulatory, media and legal documents, marketing materials, DDQs) and maintain related database records. Interact heavily with online sources, internal clients and external providers. Analysis. Present to Management key findings from operational due diligence investigations which may demonstrate potential for headline risk, fraud or other business risk -- including, but not limited to, false credentials, material public records findings, structural issues, regulatory/compliance violations and service provider issues. Participate in adhoc operational projects, perform general industry research, participate in team meetings.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Internal Jobcode: 33691
Job: Wealth Management
Organization: WM Investments-HR13350
Requisition Number: 1903829