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Hedge Fund Risk Analyst

Russell Investments

Russell Investments

IT
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2024

Business Unit:

Compliance, Risk and Internal Audit

Reporting To:

Senior Manager, Risk Analytics

Shift:

EMEA/UK (Mar-Nov 1:30 pm – 10:30 pm IST / Nov-Mar 2:30 pm – 11:30 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:

As a member of the Investment Risk Management team, the Hedge Fund Risk Analyst (HFRA) supports market risk analysis and oversight with special focus on hedge funds. Responsible for the maintenance and support of the hedge fund risk system. Also responsible for preparing, analysing, and delivering of hedge fund risk reports. HFRA supports users of these tools and reports across global business units, works closely with hedge fund research and portfolio managers to ensure quality and accuracy, and participates in ongoing and new project work to improve Hedge Fund portfolio analytics. Reports to the Senior Manager, Risk Analytics.

Years of Experience

2-3 years of investment/financial services experience

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline required, working towards an MS or PhD degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience designing and implementing production-grade tools preferred; exposure to the hedge fund industry will be considered a plus.
  • Basic understanding of financial markets, investment strategies, asset classes and risk measurements. Consideration will be given to a highly technical candidate with a desire to get into finance.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and support robust processes around hedge fund risk modelling with focus on database design, quantitative methods, and automation.
  • Collect and systematically manage Hedge fund exposures data and verify data quality and completeness
  • Assist Hedge fund portfolio managers and senior associates with risk-related questions and analysis
  • Work on ad hoc projects and analyses that support hedge fund risk research and portfolio management teams.
  • Keep up to date on current trends in the asset management, particularly hedge fund space, in addition to financial markets, securities, and general investment themes, as well as advances in risk management theory and practice.

Candidate Requirements

  • Demonstrated technical and analytical skills, including ability to write code, think creatively and solve “non-textbook” problems.
  • Basic knowledge of SQL query language required. Experience with Python and general database design preferred.
  • Exceptional attention to detail required.
  • Curious problem solver who can work independently and collaborate with associates across the firm.
  • Strong communication skills: thoughtful, precise, clear and accurate written and oral communication.

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.