Market Risk Analyst – Japanese Speaker

Group 29



Stroke 1

Role Type


Group 7


London, UK

Our client is a global Metals trading company; part of an international group based in Central London.

The whole Metals department, which is actively involved in the trading of non-ferrous metals, ferrous metals, and precious metals, consists of around 30 staff and this role will work specifically within the risk management team supporting the non-ferrous and ferrous metals trading team directly.

The role of market risk analyst is to assess and report independently all elements of the risk and exposures related to commercial activities, including the reporting of trading positions and management of P&L, trade review and reconciliation, to meet key accounting and regulatory standards.

The successful candidate will be numerate, and ideally have related work-based experience in Risk Management, Back Office, Logistics or similar, within a physical commodity trading environment – previous Risk Management experience is not essential; however Fluent Japanese and English language skills are essential.


  • Review data entry in the trading system.
  • Assess and report market risk control items daily/ weekly/ monthly, based on the Operating Policy.
  • Prepare and analyse weekly and monthly P&L reports, in accordance with set deadlines.
  • Complete accounting memos & requirements in need for compilation of quarterly financials required by accounting department within set deadline.
  • Handle questions related to market risk control items and P&L reports from both internal control and external audit.
  • Ensure market price risk is captured and hedge actions executed.
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports to management to assist in any area of position reporting/ structure/ strategy.
  • Facilitate the ad-hoc new system development project of the Group.
  • Backup cover as a member of Middle Office.



  • Fluent in English and Japanese languages to a professional level, spoken and written.
  • Advanced Excel skills and the ability to learn new systems.
  • Good understanding for mathematic figures, formula, and modelling (mainly using Microsoft Excel).
  • Excellent communication skills, comfortable liaising within the team, Front Office, and internal
  • departments•
  • Proficient verbal and written English
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst remaining calm and methodical.
  • Ability to prioritise own work under the general guidance of the line/department manager
  • Very high standard of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible attitude and willingness to adapt to new requirements.


  • Knowledge of physical commodity business, especially metals and minerals trading
  • Knowledge of derivative instruments.
  • Experience of rick management work and knowledge of risk management terms.
  • Previous experience of working with SAP
  • Experience of working in a multicultural environment
  • Basic knowledge of accounting standards
  • Ability to work on own initiative with little supervision.


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