Saturday, December 17, 2011

Market Risk Officer - Equities

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DescriptionUBS' Equity businesses actively trade Cash, Derivatives, Convertibles as well as Prop Strategies such as Fundamental, Risk Arbitrage, Statistical Arbitrage and Convert Arb / Credit. 

The Market Risk team is broadly responsible for closely monitoring the portfolio risk of the Equity businesses to ensure that risk exposures are appropriately diversified, that the risk profile is in line with UBS's appetite, and that non-standard risks are adequately identified and controlled. 

The successful applicant will play a key role in understanding market risk undertaken by the Equity businesses ranging from reviewing daily trading activity, market activity and resulting risk profiles and P&L evolution to the detailed analysis of individual positions. Participation in local, regional and global ad-hoc risk investigations / projects will be a part of the role. This role will involve analysis of trades and the Market Risk Officer will have delegated ad personam approval authority, but will be expected to provide analysis of trades to senior management where approval is required at a higher level. 

The role requires someone with strong mathematical skills as well as experience in the analysis of equity and/or credit markets who has the desire to understand in detail the risk profile of traded products and the markets they operate in, who has excellent interpersonal skills to deal with traders and support staff from a wide range of functions within the bank, and who can effectively prioritize their workload in a fast moving and dynamic environment. They will be expected to show initiative and to recommend and implement efficiencies or improvements where necessary. Given UBS’ significant investment in technology for Risk Management and for the Equity businesses, a deep understanding of Trading systems and risk management infrastructure would be very helpful.
  • 3-5 years Equity product experience, preferably within market risk / tradingexperience in risk-related functions within a global investment bank, buy-side institution or rating angency.
  • Four year bachelor degree or international eqivalent. 

    UBS can offer you an environment geared towards performance, attractive career opportunities, and an open corporate culture that values and rewards the contribution of every individual. 

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