Market Risk Manager, Vice President (1145214) London, England

Job title: Market Risk Manager 
Corporate Title: Vice President
Department: Risk  
Location: London 

Company overview:

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Role description:

  • Primary Market Risk Manager for Nomura’s European Structured Credit, Special Situations and Securitised
  • Products businesses, reporting to the EMEA Head of Spread Products
  • Primary interface with trading desks, taking ownership of all aspects of the Risk Management of the businesses
  • Manager of a small team in London, and benefitting from a support team in India
  • Regular reporting of risk positions, limit breaches, and stress testing results for firm management and regulatory compliance.
  • Identification and investigation of changes to risk profile, including analysis of VaR and stress drivers.
  • Communication of findings to management.
  • Analysis & review of new transactions, working closely with the deal team & providing observations and recommendations to senior risk managers
  • Participate in the review of global & regional infrastructure projects to enhance risk management systems
  • Keeping abreast of relevant market events and drivers.

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:

  • 5+ years of experience working for a financial services firm preferably in market risk management or trading.
  • Degree in Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, or related quantitative field
  • Knowledge of credit markets and structured credit products, as well as proficient knowledge of risk management methodologies (e.g. VaR, Risk Capital, Stress Testing)
  • Strong communication skills are necessary as the person will engage with a large number of groups on a daily basis (traders, mid-office support, product controllers, IT, risk analytics).
  • Detail & process orientated.
  • Takes initiative, and is a proactive and independent worker
  • Programming skills are a plus but not absolutely required.

Nomura is an Equal Opportunity Employer