Market Risk Analyst – Gas & Power

Group 29



Stroke 1

Role Type


Group 7


London, UK

Our client is a global Energy Trading business who are seeking a Market Risk Analyst to further support their growing activities of their European trading portfolio providing views of key risk issues.


  • Interact daily with Trading desks and Fundamental analysis teams to facilitate independent analysis, advise on portfolio management and challenge trading strategies
  • Conduct weekly deep dives on current trading positions to identify risks and produce well-written commentary for presentation at weekly meetings with the executive team
  • Liaise with functions to escalate and resolve emergent risk issues as appropriate
  • Support Front Office personnel in developing proposals for new business activities
  • Analyse and evaluate risk embedded in new business or complex transactions
  • Produce analysis, critically evaluating proposals and contributing to the Global New Business Committee
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports at short notice for management
  • Support junior members of the team in day to day activities.
  • This list is not exhaustive and may include other tasks assigned by the manager.


  • Experience in risk management or trading within an energy trading firm.
  • Experience interacting directly with traders, originators and senior management.
  • Detailed knowledge of specific energy commodities, to include all or some of the following: European Power, European Gas, Global LNG, Global LPG, Power and Gas vanilla options, Power and Gas flexible assets.
  • Knowledge or experience of complex products
  • Knowledge of risk measurement (VaR and stress testing), back-testing and statistical analysis.


  • Experience in designing and building analytical tools and risk measurement models advantageous but not necessary.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Particularly to be used in preparing and presenting material to senior executives
  • Strong Excel and VBA skills, particularly ability to analyse complex data.


  • Interpersonal skills to build relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Mathematical skills including a good knowledge of statistics
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to function in a small and dynamic team and provide cover for other team members.


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