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

Team Lead - Portfolio Risk Analytics
Negotiable, Dallas

An industry-leading consumer bank is looking to build out its Loss Forecasting - Portfolio Risk A...

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Regulatory Reporting - Lead Analyst
Negotiable, Frankfurt am Main

The Finance Reporting Lead Analyst is responsible for driving the generation, analysis, and submi...

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Senior Manager - Quantitative Methods
Negotiable, Frankfurt am Main

An international consultancy is seeking a Senior Manager to join their Quantitative Risk team in ...

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Senior Consultant - Risk / Trading
Negotiable, Germany

A specialist consultancy are rapidly expanding their team in Germany - they are seeking highly mo...

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Enterprise Risk Manager
Negotiable, Texas

Our client, a prestigious US financial services firm, is looking to hire a motivated, driven and ...

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AVP - Financial Services Sales (Risk Solutions)
Negotiable, Singapore

The firm is hiring for a Credit Product Sales to cover the South East Asian region, source for ne...

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Risk Analytics - Auto Finance - (Remote)
US$120001 - US$125000 per year, Dallas

One of the nation's largest auto financiers is looking to build out there risk department ahead o...

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Model Validation - Pricing Models
Negotiable, Berlin

One of the Germany's leading investment banks is seeking a highly motivated Risk professional to ...

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Fixed Income Quantitative Analyst
Negotiable, New York

An American Asset Manager is looking to hire a Quantitative Analyst with pricing experience in ra...

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