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Director Traded Risk - Zanders

Location: London
Employment: Full-time
You’ll be responsible for several clients, a variety of traded risk projects and a group of ambitious consultants. You’ll also have input into the department’s strategic decisions and business planning.

Are you ready to take the helm and drive the evolution of Zanders' Traded Risk Management services to new heights?

Do you have a passion for mentoring a team of ambitious and highly skilled consultants, empowering them to deliver cutting-edge quantitative solutions to top-tier financial institutions?

At Zanders, our unwavering commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship fuels our ability to consistently deliver top-notch consulting services that not only meet but exceed expectations. We pride ourselves on assembling dynamic teams comprised of the sharpest minds within our niche market. Our firm belief is that the growth of our business is not just sustainable but flourishing when our employees are not only passionate about their work but also enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance.

If this resonates with your professional aspirations, consider taking a pivotal role as Director in Traded Risk Management and join us in shaping the future of our industry.

Your role

As a Zanders Director in Trading Book Risk, you’ll be part of our global Financial Institutions management team. Based in London, you’ll be responsible for several clients, a variety of traded risk projects and a group of ambitious consultants. You’ll also have input into the department’s strategic decisions and business planning.

On project, you’ll work with a selection of our highly skilled international group of 100+ Financial Institutions consultants, to deliver complex quantitative projects relating to traded risk management. These will cover the design, development, implementation, testing and validation of models across the trading book spectrum, including market risk, counterparty credit risk, XVA, margin models and derivatives pricing.

Off project, you’ll support our business development activities and act as a trusted advisor for our clients, to prepare them for the future. You’ll also support the internal development of the team, enabling them to grow and expand their technical and soft skills.

Freedom, responsibility, innovation, fun, teamwork and flexibility are key to how we work. We are passionate about what we do and strive to be the best.

Skills to be successful

To thrive in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Over 12 years of experience in traded risk analytics, including within a consultancy.
  • Extensive knowledge in traded risk topics such as market risk, counterparty credit risk, XVA, margin models and derivatives pricing.
  • Strong understanding of risk modelling, with experience either developing or validating quantitative risk models.
  • Hands-on knowledge of traded risk regulation such as FRTB.
  • Experience of delivering complex projects.
  • Experience in managing and coaching a team of ambitious people.
  • Strong communication skills, including presenting to senior stakeholders.
  • A network of traded risk management specialists at financial institutions in the UK
  • A natural desire to build relationships and support our business development activities.
  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial, innovative, strategic thinker
  • Fluent in English
  • Master’s degree in a highly quantitative subject such as physics, mathematics, economics or quantitative finance.

We offer in return

At our organization, we value work-life balance and promote a healthy work-from-home ethic and wellness policy. In addition, we offer:

  • Opportunity to join the Zanders Financial Institutions management team and influence the development of our firm.
  • Opportunity to further establish yourself as a Traded Risk expert within the financial industry.
  • Development of your client relationships across top-tier banks.
  • Involvement in challenging, complex technical projects to further expend your skillset.
  • Opportunity to lead and mentor a highly skilled team of consultants.
  • An ambitious work environment that provides flexibility and freedom and encourages innovation.
  • Supportive and collaborative colleagues who strive to provide world-class service to our clients.

Who we are

About the Financial Institutions department

We’re self-starters, experts, and boundary-pushers who are passionate about helping our clients to be market leaders in quantifying and managing traded risk. We constantly seek innovative solutions that add value for our clients. To foster the growth of our business in the UK, we aim to welcome dynamic, intelligent team players like yourself to our team.

About Zanders:

Zanders has grown strongly to become the leading global independent risk and treasury consulting firm with more than 330 employees across ten offices in Europe, Middle-East, US and Asia. Our global team has the skills and experience to address the most complex financial challenges. With a specialised focus on risk and treasury, we have extensive experience in supporting multinational corporations, financial institutions, public sector entities and NGOs. We have ambitious plans for future growth and expansion.

With the recent investment from our strategic partner, MML Capital, and the recent acquisition of Fintegral we aim to strengthen our capabilities and teams in existing international markets while exploring new markets and segments. We invite candidates like you to join us on this exciting growth journey.

At Zanders, we believe in investing in our people, sharing knowledge, and creating an inspiring work environment. Our open and collaborative atmosphere fosters freedom, fun, and cooperation – all essential elements of our success. We strive to make each project more exciting and challenging than the last.

By applying for a role at Zanders, you give us approval to use and retain your personal details. Taking into account the nature of Zanders enterprise, you are expected to behave to a high moral standard. A Pre-Employment Screening (PES) by a third party is part of the application process.


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Please send your application for Director Traded Risk at Zanders in London including your CV via our website.

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24 oktober 2023
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