Risk Analyst

Market Job Description Monitor, analyze and recommend resolutions to risk management processes and issues. Ensure escalation and timely resolution of investment risks. Perform monitoring and testing of investment compliance, business processes, and policies as required to achieve risk-management standards. Consult frequently with the Permanent Risk Manager and Conducting Officers on investment compliance and risk management matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess investment eligibility, monitor compliance with fund investment guidelines, and resolve portfolio exceptions/investment breaches
  • Report material investment breach issues and ensure timely escalation and resolution
  • Perform annual due diligence of the outsourced investment compliance process and system
  • Perform and/or review daily market, credit, counterparty, liquidity and operational risks calculations, and escalate non-compliance to senior management
  • In collaboration with the Permanent Risk Manager, create and deliver risk management reports to WFAML’s management committee and board, and the fund’s board
  • Monitor investment risk metrics, VaR calculations, and assess back/stress tests and other portfolio risk measures
  • In collaboration with the Permanent Risk Manager and the Conducting Officer, annually update and file the Risk Management Process and supporting policies and procedures
  • Participate in and lead sections of delegated functional reviews and vendor oversight
  • Support product development initiatives through reviews of investment strategy, guidelines, and offering documents
  • Participate in the AIFM application process and subsequent risk management oversight
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and build effective networks to ensure the application of best practices
  • Fully cooperate with and respond to inquiries from internal and external auditors and regulators
  • Participate in the implementation of regulatory requirements impacting the risk function
  • Participate in projects involving the risk function
  • Participate in the creation and/or review of risk management policies

Market Skills and Certifications

  • Masters degree in risk management, financial analysis or mathematics
  • Extensive continuing professional training
  • Solid experience in similar risk management roles
  • Substantial investment risk management and/or compliance experience within the Luxembourg fund industry
  • Expert understanding of Luxembourg asset management rules, UCITS, and AIFMD regulations
  • Good knowledge of liquid and illiquid assets (loans, infrastructure debt, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of Private Equity, Real Estate and Hedge Fund strategies a plus
  • Knowledge of Factset and/or Riskmetrics a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of investment regulations, risk metrics, and risk measurement applications
  • Ability to independently evaluate issues and make sound business decisions with minimal oversight
  • Effective communicator with ability to explain risk issues clearly and succinctly to others
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills and ability to build solid working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manages time effectively to consistently deliver against targets
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to formulate commercially sound recommendations often under conditions of uncertainty
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to take initiatives in terms of documentation and data management.
  • Fluent in English
  • Good knowledge of French a plus

Wells Fargo team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. As a Wells Fargo team member, you are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.


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