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

Risk Engineering Associate - Data Officer
Negotiable, Dallas

One of the best known, longstanding international investment banks is looking to bring on an asso...

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Director - Head of Pricing & Profitability
US$150001 - US$180001 per year, Dallas

Join one of the fastest growing auto finance companies in the lending industry and they scale out...

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VP - POS Strategy
US$170001 - US$200000 per year, Philadelphia

Our Bulge bracket client is looking to bring in an experienced candidate to develop and monitor t...

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Senior Data Scientist - Fraud
US$180000 - US$200001 per year, San Francisco

A booming FinTech client is looking to bring in an experienced Data scientist to oversee their fr...

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Director - Model Risk - ML/AI
US$250000 - US$250001 per year, New York

A bulge bracket investment bank is looking to further its presence in the US markets and is looki...

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Lead Collections Analyst
US$130000 - US$130001 per year, Wilmington

A very well funded consumer lending firm is looking to build out their risk analytics platform pr...

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Senior Risk Analyst
Negotiable, New York

An industry-leading credit fund is looking to onboard a Senior Risk Analyst to report directly to...

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Senior Risk Analyst
Negotiable, Houston

An industry-leading power and gas shop is looking to onboard a Senior Risk Analyst to report dire...

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Model Validation Specialist - Pricing Models
Negotiable, Berlin

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

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