IM EMEA Risk Manager

Job Description

Company Overview

BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world’s largest investment managers. We believe that the right results begin by being relevant to every client whether that’s; access the way they want it, diversifying strategies, reassurance, or quality insights for better informed decisions.

That’s why we have designed a model that is truly built around investor’s needs - bringing together world-class investment managers with best of breed talent and unique cultures to deliver investment outcomes. This is combined with the global scale and strength of BNY Mellon Investment Management – connecting investors with opportunities across every major asset class in more than 100 markets and 35 countries.

Today, we have eight investment management firms in our stable: Alcentra, ARX, Dreyfus Cash Investment Strategies, Insight, Mellon, Newton Investment Management, Siguler Guff and Walter Scott.

We believe this is how investing should be and we are looking for talent to help us deliver on our promise.

BNY Mellon Investment Management is part of the BNY Mellon group (the corporate brand of The Bank Of New York Mellon).

Job Purpose

To manage the design, development and execution of the Risk Management Framework, with specific focus on operational risk, in respect of the central distribution and fund management business of the BNY Mellon Investment Management organisation covering the EMEA and Latin America regions.

To assist the senior management to identify, manage and mitigate risks rated to each firm’s respective activities, including in addition to operational risks, prudential risk, liquidity risk, credit risk, market risk, conduct risk and risks relating to financial crime.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update the Risk & Control Self-Assessment, working with business risk owners to ensure appropriate coverage against corporate risk taxonomy and identification and remediation of control gaps.

  • Perform diagnostic work on operational risk events and work with business stakeholders to develop actions to enhance the control environment.

  • Develop and maintain the Risk Appetite Statement for each applicable legal entity.

  • Develop, implement and monitor Key Risk Indicators and Risk Appetite metrics, reporting results to senior management, internal governance committees and boards (as required).

  • Maintenance of risk management policies and procedures, co-ordinate review of corporate policy updates, communicating key changes to business stakeholders.

  • Co-ordinate contribution to prudential risk capital planning at entity-level and to the consolidation entity ICAAP, working with senior management, Finance and corporate risk teams.

  • Provide support and facilitate business participation to central Information / Technology Risk programme working closely with the corporate Senior Information Risk Officer (C-SIRO) on IRM/TRM initiatives, including vendor management, technology assurance, data-loss prevention and insider-threat analysis.

  • Provide support and facilitate business participation to corporate Records Management programme, liaising with business stakeholders and central Records Management Office.

  • Participate in centralised initiatives across the BNY Mellon Risk & Compliance organisation, to ensure consistency of approach across business lines and facilitate peer support and knowledge-exchange.

  • Facilitate and provide training to the business on risk matters.

  • Make an active contribution to the effective governance of the legal entities and the broader Investment Management organisation through participation in business committees, legal entity boards and cross-business working groups, offering constructive challenge and encouraging debate on key issues, ensuring risk management information is qualitative, accurate, timely and clear.

Generic Staff Responsibilities

  • Comply with all BNY Mellon corporate policies and procedures, including HR policies and procedures, applicable to BNY Mellon

  • Alert senior management including the Director of Risk & Compliance immediately of any significant changes to business risks and/or internal control effectiveness.

  • Report any potential or actual material regulatory breaches to senior management immediately upon discovery.

  • Participate in centralised initiatives across the BNY Mellon Risk & Compliance organisation, to ensure consistency of approach across business lines and appropriate knowledge-exchange.

  • Comply with all BNY Mellon Security and Health & Safety policies and procedures.

  • Contribute to the maintenance and testing of an effective business continuity plan to ensure an

    appropriate response to any disruption to business operations.

 BNY Mellon Core Values

  • Client Focus – Putting the client at the centre of all that we do

  • Integrity- Acting with the highest ethical standards for our company, our employees and our clients

  • Teamwork – Fostering collaboration and diversity to empower employees to build relationships and deliver insights

  • Excellence –  Setting the standard for leading-edge solutions, innovation and continuous improvement

 Core Competences

  • Global Acumen - Developing and incorporating an understanding of the competitive global  business environment as well as an awareness of economic, social  and political trends that impact the organization’s global strategy

  • Establishing Strategic Direction - Establishing and committing to a long-range course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after analyzing factual information and assumptions taking into consideration resources, constraints and organizational values

  • Developing Strategic Relationships - Using appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to influence, collaborate and build effective relationships with business partners (e.g., peers, functional partners, external vendors and alliance partners)

  • Change Leadership - Continuously seeking (or encouraging others to seek) opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing organizational problems and opportunities

  • Client Orientation - Cultivating strategic client relationships and ensuring that the client perspective  is the driving force behind all value-added business activities

  • Driving Execution - Translating strategy into operational reality. Breaking down strategic priorities or business initiatives into key tasks and identifying accountabilities. Aligning communication, people, culture, processes, resources and systems to ensure effective implementation and delivery of required results


Job-Specific Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written, in particular report writing).

  • Attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines

  • A strong team player and self-motivated.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines.

  • Must be capable of exercising sound judgement and good decision-making in managing risk.

  • Good organisational skills and self-discipline in managing priorities.

 Technical Skills & Experience

  • Prior experience working with the financial services industry would be advantageous, particularly within Compliance or another control function (i.e. Risk or Internal Audit).

  • Exposure and understanding of accounting and finance desirable.

  • Familiarity with the UK regulatory system including the FCA’s supervisory approach and the Handbook of rules/guidance, particularly prudential rules, also beneficial.

  • Competent in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other desktop applications.


For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments & safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

As one of the world's leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, BNY Mellon Investment Management combines agility, insight and scale to create and deliver strategies and solutions to address our clients' needs. Encompassing BNY Mellon's investment management firms, wealth management organization and global distribution teams, we draw on deep expertise to collaborate with clients and tailor our best ideas and resources to meet their specific needs. We pride ourselves on providing dedicated service through our network of global professionals who have a deep understanding of local requirements. With our extensive experience in anticipating and responding to the investment and financial needs of the world's governments, pension plan sponsors, corporations, foundations, endowments, advisors, intermediaries, individuals and families, and family offices, BNY Mellon Investment Management is dedicated to helping clients reach their goals.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: United Kingdom-Greater London-London
Job: Asset Management
Internal Jobcode: 54021
Organization: BNYM IM EMEA Ltd-HR14104
Requisition Number: 1916814

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