Risk Management

Risk Management

Following the global financial crisis, risk management has become increasingly important over the last decade to help protect financial markets and prevent firms experiencing further fines and sanctions. Throughout the global financial crisis, most banks around the world had to be bailed out by their governments. To reduce the risk of experiencing another crisis on such a large scale again and following instructions tasked to the Financial Stability Board by G20 in 2009, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), the regulatory body in Switzerland, placed provisions on ‘too big to fail’ (TBTF) organisations within the financial sector. The increase in regulations and provisions put in place by national and international authorities is good news for risk professionals in Switzerland as the introduction of these have resulted in increased demand for talent.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This sentiment is the reason that risk management exists. In global markets that are increasingly marked by volatility and subject to complex social, political and economic change, risk management is more crucial than ever to keep companies out of the red and in the black. Risk management teams identify, evaluate and prioritise risks and act to minimise and control adverse events or maximise opportunities that come with disruption.

LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate), one of the main interest rate benchmarks used in global financial markets, is ending and Switzerland are set to replace it with SARON (Swiss Average Rate Overnight). Encompassing the entire market, the transition from IBOR to SARON will be time-consuming, wide-ranging and significant for all kinds of financial activity, with large implications expected surrounding risk management and compliance. A report by Deloitte on the move states: “The transition to alternative reference rates globally seems fraught with risk and uncertainty. Financial institutions will need to contend with many operational, accounting, technical, governance, and other issues.”

Our consultants are specialists in their markets, recruiting top talent for organisations across the risk jobs market throughout Switzerland and Europe.

Risk Management Jobs

Senior Mortgage Underwriter
£80000 - £120000 per year, Dallas

A top-5 consumer bank is currently leading a significant hiring initiative to onboard experienced...

Apply now
Qualitative Model Validation Senior Analyst
Negotiable, Wilmington

A top global bank is looking to hire a Qualitative Model Validation Senior Analyst. This bank wor...

Apply now
IT Risk Lead - Cloud Technology
US$120001 - US$170000 per year, New York City

Our client is a rapidly growing diversified financial institution based in the US. Responsibiliti...

Apply now
Senior Director of Balance Growth Strategy & Underwriting
Negotiable, Las Vegas

A leading data driven credit card issuer is currently looking to hire a highly qualified, Senior ...

Apply now
SVP, Senior Operational Risk Manager - Conduct Risk Coverage
Negotiable, Wilmington

Our Risk Management team is partnering with a leading global Bank in a search for a Senior Operat...

Apply now
Risk Manager - Asset Management
Negotiable, Nordrhein-Westfalen

A leading asset management company in NRW is seeking a Risk Manager for their portfolios. This co...

Apply now
Senior Data Scientist
Negotiable, Virginia

We are leading a search for a Senior Data Scientist to apply their expertise for data, machine le...

Apply now
Manager, Quantitative Analytics
US$150000 - US$160000 per year, Dallas

The Manager, Quantitative Analytics will manage various model development and implementation init...

Apply now
Senior Risk Manager (m / f / d)
€70000 - €100000 per annum + negotiable, Munich

Our client is a leading provider of real estate investments across institutional and private inve...

Apply now