Investment Risk Manager at the People Practice

  • Company: The People Practice
  • Location: Nigeria
  • State:
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Nigeria

Job Description

Practice – Our client, an Investment and Advisory Firm, is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Investment Risk Manager

Location: Lagos
Department: Credit Risk
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

  • Our client is looking to hire an Investment Risk Manager who will be responsible for the risk management program of the organization.
  • The responsibilities include facilitating the identification of risks throughout the organization, developing, reporting, and monitoring formats on risk management issues and developing methodologies for the assessment of risks throughout the organization.


  • Analyze data to better understand potential risks, concerns, and outcomes of decisions with the investment team.
  • Assist to meet the financial goals of the portfolios under management.
  • Come up with the solutions and/or contingency plans to reduce risks.
  • Analyze and anticipate market trends in the business market and come up with suitable strategies and recommend precautionary or improvement measures.
  • Build and maintain good knowledge of the company’s investment management products and investment processes.
  • Create and improve on tools for identifying, measuring, monitoring, controlling, and reporting risk exposures.
  • Ensure the organization’s financial risk management policies, limits, and strategies are in compliance with applicable regulations, rating agency standards, and strategic imperatives of the organization.
  • Understand the Investment Management business, including client portfolios and funds.
  • Ensure consistency of data and analysis across the business.
  • Aggregate data from multiple sources to provide a comprehensive assessment.
  • Create reports, summaries, presentations, and process documents to display results.
  • Collaborate with other team members to effectively analyze and present data.
  • Develop systems and processes for gathering and storing data for future analytic projects.
  • Identify economic and financial trends to determine suitable investment strategies.
  • Monitor internal and external data points that may affect the risk level of a decision.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Finance, or another Business-related Degree.
  • 7 – 10 years proven work experience in a similar position.
  • Membership of professional bodies such CFA, ACCA, ICAN is an added advantage.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Attrbibutes:

  • Strong financial knowledge, including knowledge of market risk, ALM, and valuation concepts with focus on fixed income and derivatives valuation.
  • Ability to build and maintain financial models and perform comparative financial modeling using pertinent industry analysis and current assumptions.
  • Presentation skills, including public speaking and presentation creation using PowerPoint or a similar program.
  • Quantitative and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to understand new analytical concepts.
  • Ability to engage and work collaboratively with colleagues, and multiple stakeholders. Strong multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to independently solve problems with data.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and using good judgment to make sound decisions.
  • Ability to articulate complex ideas simply and summarize them effectively.
  • Ability to undertake research, analyze data, processes, and trends.
  • Proactive, motivated, and possess poise and self-confidence.
  • Positive, can-do attitude and willingness to get the job done.
  • Market risk management best practices and methodologies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other analysis programs.
  • Skills in building business intelligence dashboards.
  • Ability to bring innovations to operations.
  • High levels of Emotional Intelligence.
  • A strong focus on excellence.
  • Self-driven and goal oriented.
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills.
  • Intellectually curious.
  • Highly organized.

Application Closing Date
30th June, 2022.