Senior Risk Manager

At Vontobel, we are committed to actively shaping our future. We create and pursue investment opportunities that get our clients ahead. As a global financial service provider with Swiss roots, we specialize in wealth management, active asset management and investment solutions that fit.

Within the Risk Management and Performance Analytics team of Asset Management in Zurich we are looking for a Senior Risk Manager to further strengthen our risk management expertise.

Your Challenge

  • Identify, assess, measure, mitigate, monitor and report on market, liquidity, credit and counterparty risks
  • Act as “sparring partner” and adviser for investment teams in all related investment risk matters, especially in respect of risk decomposition, risk factor exposures, scenario simulation and stress tests
  • Signal any exceedance of pre-agreed investment risk parameters and escalate issues along reporting lines
  • Leverage existing data production for risk measurement in close collaboration with the Outsourcing & Risk Monitoring teams at the Vontobel Fund Management companies
  • Periodically report the relevant risk metrics as well as qualitative assessments thereof for portfolio managers, boutique heads and senior management
  • Establish AM centralized investment risk reporting and escalation of risk issues into the Global AMC/ExCo
  • Collaborate with the Investment Control team on breach monitoring and breach resolution (especially regarding ex-ante risk metrics)
  • Participate in meetings and conference calls with clients, consultants, regulators and auditors, and act as subject matter expert regarding enquiries on the AM risk management framework and specifically on the investment risk activities
  • Ensure high client satisfaction (internal and external)


Your Qualification

  • Master’s degree in finance or in a quantitative field
  • CFA, FRM designation an advantage
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in investment risk management or portfolio management, preferably in asset management
  • Excellent knowledge of investment risk management concepts at asset management firms
  • Deep understanding of multi-factor, liquidity and credit risk models
  • First-hand experience with relevant applications (e.g. Bloomberg PORT, RiskMetrics, Barra, Aladdin)
  • Strong interest and understanding of financial markets and macro-economic developments
  • Excellent quantitative skills and detailed knowledge of financial instruments including derivatives
  • Understanding of Swiss and Luxembourg regulatory framework for investment managers an advantage
  • Driven and self-motivated person
  • Ability to work well in a team-based environment as well as independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)



Zürich / Gotthardstrasse 43



Stefanie Glaser
+41 58 283 73 87
Corporate Human Resources