Senior Market Risk Manager

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Group 7


London, UK

Our client is a very successful international Energy Trading company with access to key markets worldwide…

The Senior Market Risk Manager will lead the Market Risk team, supporting the business in all key market risk management matters affecting the organisation. The Market Risk team is responsible for the design and implementation of market risk control frameworks, where you will be covering both quantitative and qualitative market risk analysis as well as risk control solutions.

This is a key role for risk and control for our client: in addition to the Market Risk-specific coverage, the Senior Market Risk Manager will also be expected to be involved in all key risk management matters affecting the organisation. You will partner with the other Risk and Control teams within the Middle Office function, as well as the Back Office function, to ensure that the Risk Control Framework is effective and to continuously improve its efficiency and scale.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • As a leader in the risk control team, you will oversee all market risk activities, including the preparation of daily, weekly and monthly market risk reports, including but not limited to Value at Risk (VaR), sensitivities (the Greeks), stress testing, risk capital calculations, etc.
  • Support and contribute to the identification of new risks within the portfolio and any new business activities.
  • Analyse and quantify the market risk of the company’s portfolio, across the commodity business units, trading books and products / instruments.
  • Prepare analysis, as directed by the manager, for consideration by the  appropriate governance committee
  • Leading the Market Risk Team, you will oversee the resourcing of the market risk activities and processes
  • The ability to manage, train / develop, coach and mentor the more junior members of the Market Risk Team will be critical.
  • You may be involved in new products and transactions reviews, you will be involved in driving and facilitating the set-up of new business activities.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of a holistic risk control framework, with a focus on market risk.
  • Support a risk-conscious culture and promote better-practice controls within the organisation through engagement and interaction with the commercial and control teams, across our global trading locations.
  • Work closely with and support the relevant teams in the validation and development of risk and valuation models, including system testing and optimisation.
  • Support the broader digitalisation and transformation initiatives, looking at our risk technology, data and data flows, and at automation and digitalisation opportunities across our business and risk landscape.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement by leading, modelling and engaging in constructive challenge of existing processes. This includes looking at processes within the Market Risk Team, as well as shared processes and interfaces, collaboration and integration with Middle Office and Back Office functional teams.
  • Key liaison with Commercial / Front Office (Trading and Origination), Middle Office (Product Control, Credit Risk, Internal Control, Legal, Compliance & Contracts, Treasury, etc.) and Back Office functions/departments.


  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant market risk experience
  • A background in risk management within an energy or commodity trading company, or Tier-1 investment bank.
  • Detailed knowledge of Value-at-Risk, scenario analysis, back testing / stress testing, expected shortfall, and other market risk techniques.
  • Knowledge of the market risk associated with physical commodities, traded and real option portfolios.
  • Exposure to both physical and financial energy markets.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Excel, VBA and Python.
  • Knowledge of ION ETRM/CTRM and Valuations Systems, Power BI, Matlab, SQL or other data analytics or quantitative analytics packages may be useful.
  • Derivatives valuation, pricing and quantitative risk modelling experience highly valued.


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