Head of Risk (Trading)

A Head of Risk is required for a highly successful and rapidly expanding international Crypto firm to take complete ownership and accountability for the Risk function, overseeing and managing all risks for the business. The role is based in London but the company has a very flexible WFH policy meaning staff can work from home up to 4 days a week if desired. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE OF RISK MANAGEMENT WITHIN A TRADING ENVIRONMENT

Managing a small team and reporting directly into the CEO, your responsibilities will include


• Maintaining an appropriate risk management framework and developing and implementing risk policies and procedures
• Leading development of risk management systems and participating in new product development
• Managing the risk committee

Market Risk:

• Defining the margin trading policy (the main focus is clients’ trading)
• Improving existing margin models and metrics (the main focus is cross margining cross different instruments)
• Day-to-day monitoring of clients’ activities

Credit Risk:

• Building and maintaining a credit risk framework for lending clients
• Responsibility for day-to-day risk decision making on new / proposed lending clients

Operational Risk:

• Creation and implementation of operational risk framework
• Implementation of best practices for operational risk management
• New product risk assessment

You will ideally have a blend of credit risk, market risk and operational risk management experience within a Financial Services trading environment, with particularly strong market risk experience. You will have a proven track record in managerial roles and will possess solid quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. Any previous coding experience (R, Python C etc.) would be advantageous. In addition, you will have an entrepreneurial mindset and excellent stakeholder management skills.


Salary:£100k - £120k + bonus + benefits (equity available after 12 months)


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