Senior Risk Officer - Hedge Fund – 80-120k base + large bonus potential


A prestigious, multi-billion dollar AUM US hedge fund are looking to hire a senior level risk officer in to its boutique, rapidly expanding European (London) office.

You will work in an expanding European risk team, reporting directly into the CRO, with oversight of 1-2 junior risk analysts. Working on the European investment desk, the new hire will closely partner industry leading portfolio managers, traders and analysts. The remit will focus on portfolio and performance risk, managing exposure limits, risk profiling etc. The nature of the work means that you will get very close to multiple products / markets. The firm’s highly quantitative approach to trading means that the deep, complex risk analysis that the hire will carry out will lead to him/her developing expert use in Python, R and SQL.

This is a difficult hire, as we need somebody a) senior enough to run a high volume book hands-on b) strong / confident enough to successfully work in the front office from day one, but at the same time c) we need an experienced risk professional that is happy performing a line role.

Candidates must have a top class academic background (Maths/Science heavy). Candidates should ideally have 5-10yrs experience in a relevant risk management role, working for an IB, hedge fund or brokerage. Candidates must have some form of programming background and a strong desire to learn to code across a number of disciplines.

The role will offer an 80-120k base salary. Furthermore, a top performer will earn a very large % of that number as a performance related bonus year one (some of which can be guaranteed as a minimum). A leading benefits package is offered. The successful hire will be able to pick up his/her Q1 bonus before resigning if necessary.