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Investment Risk Analyst

Russell Investments

Russell Investments

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024

Business Unit:

Compliance, Risk and Internal Audit

Reporting To:

Director, Head of Analytics Data and Technology


India (10:00 am - 7:00 pm IST) (India)

About Russell Investments, Mumbai:

Russell Investments is a leading outsourced financial partner and global investment solutions firm providing a wide range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries, and individual investors around the world. Building on an 87-year legacy of continuous innovation to deliver exceptional value to clients, Russell Investments works every day to improve the financial security of its clients. The firm is the world’s sixth-largest investment adviser, with $1 trillion in assets under advisement (as of June 30, 2022) and $288.3 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2023) for clients in 30 countries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington in the United States, Russell Investments has offices around the world, including London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai – and has opened a new office in Mumbai, India in June 2023.

Joining the new Mumbai office is an incredible opportunity to work closely with global stakeholders to support the technology and infrastructure that drives the investment and trading processes of a globally recognized asset management firm. Be one of the first to join this new team based out of Goregaon (East) in Mumbai and be a part of creating the foundation and culture for the firm’s growing operations in India. The Mumbai office operates 5-days a week from Monday to Friday with varying shifts to accommodate time zones around the world.

For more information, please visit https://www.russellinvestments.com.

Job Description:

The Investment Risk team is looking to establish a team based in India to help run the Enterprise Risk Management System (ERMS). This position will interact closely the peers within the Investment Risk in Seattle, as well as with portfolio management and research teams to provide risk insights into the investment strategies. The insights are derived from multiple sources including reports utilizing propriety quantitative models and vendor risk tools. The successful candidate will be responsible for development, maintenance, and operation of the ERMS. The Analyst, Investment Risk in Mumbai will report to the Director, Investment Risk in Mumbai.

Years of Experience

2-5 years of experience in finance with a focus on technology.


  • MS degree in Computational Finance from a top school. A graduate-level degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or similar will also be considered.
  • Knowledge of various financial instruments is considered a strong plus.


  • Design and develop robust processes around periodic reporting tasks with focus on automation.
  • Implement new risk models and maintain models currently deployed in production.
  • Contribute to the development of an effective and efficient risk-reporting infrastructure by gathering and analyzing data from various business units, writing reports, and providing recommendations.
  • Execute the daily production process. Troubleshoot and resolve production issues in a timely manner.
  • Handle ad-hoc requests that support risk management.

Candidate Requirements

  • Demonstrated technical skills, including ability to write code. Experience designing and setting up production-grade systems will be considered a strong plus.
  • Master’s degree in Quantitative Finance or closely related (quantitative major) degree.
  • Solid understanding of basic algorithms and data structures.
  • Basic knowledge of SQL query language is required. Experience with database design is preferred.
  • Basic understanding of investment strategies, capital markets, market indexes, and various investment securities. Consideration will be given to a highly technical candidate with a desire to get into finance.
  • Clear communication. Ability to articulate complex issues.

Core Values

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and collaboration skills with all levels of management
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and meet frequent deadlines,
  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong judgment and decision-making capability.
  • Highly resourceful and collaborative team-player, with the ability to also be independently effective and exude initiative and a sense of urgency.
  • Exemplifies our customer-focused, action-oriented, results-driven culture.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities, has a desire for continuous learning, and proposes solutions.
  • Ability to act with discretion and maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Dedicated to the firm’s values of non-negotiable integrity, valuing our people, exceeding client expectations, and embracing intellectual curiosity and rigor.