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Market Risk Controller

Job Description:

Do you have a strong background within Market Risk and understanding of financial markets / products? If this sounds like you, we have a great opportunity for you!

Our client, a global financial services business based in Glasgow, is recruiting for a Market Risk Controller to join the business on an initial 10 month contract.


  • Work experience within large financial services firms or other directly relevant experience.

    An awareness in Financial Markets / products and the Basel Regulatory environment

  • Close attention to detail and highly numerate.

    Strong commitment to developing their own skills.

    Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, Word) and be proficient in data mining and investigating complex issues to extract key themes and discover root causes

  • The flexibility required to work in a dynamic environment under tight deadlines taking accountability and ownership for multiple deliverables

  • High level of guardianship - ensuring that exceptions are identified, resolved and escalated on a timely basis

  • Track record of proactively driving projects forward and working closely with IT development teams to deliver change

Core Responsibilities:

  • As part of the Market Risk Control organisation within Glasgow the successful candidate will be involved in supporting the ongoing compliance with existing processes and reporting, and in assessing / developing new processes to meet future Regulatory requirements

  • Support the delivery of time sensitive internal and external reports and queries from senior management, auditors and regulators

  • Develop understanding of the regulatory requirements of VaR Backtesting, and Banking/Trading delimitation across multiple jurisdictions and rulebooks, and be able to explain how the Firm evidences compliance

  • Support the strategic development of Firm systems, partnering with IT teams to explain, prioritise, test and implement new business requirements (in particular, involving change-the-bank ‘Fundamental Review of the Trading Book / Basel III endgame' initiatives)

  • Challenge processes and procedures to enhance controls and streamline efficiencies

  • Assist with the preparation of governance materials and support the maintenance and development of documentation to the standard that can be shared with regulators

  • Partner with wider MRC team both locally and globally on cross silo initiatives / projects

  • Develop and maintain relationships with a range of clients /stakeholders including Product Control, Risk Management and Regulatory Policy team

Core-Asset Consulting is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital/civil partner status or pregnancy.

Job reference: 15618

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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