Operational Risk Manager

Private Investment Management Firm, Central London
Reference: A/10997

The Operational Risk Manager will report to the Director of Operational Risk Management for Asia-Pacific and EMEA and be responsible for continuous firm wide key risk identification and monitoring, influencing risk informed decision making, and collaborating with first line management to develop and monitor the operational risk agenda and related mitigation strategies.


  • Maintain a prominent presence for ORM within the regional offices in Asia-Pacific and EMEA
  • Partner with the local business leaders and act as thought partner for them on all matters related to operational risk management
  • Collaborate with second line of defence colleagues across geographies while executing an independent perspective as it pertains to areas of risk and how they should be addressed
  • Keep informed of business trends and firm wide key strategic and tactical risks
  • Lead risk management and governance forums
  • Drive risk management framework standards within the 1st line of the business
  • Lead the regional risk and controls assessment in collaboration with Internal Audit
  • Steer the firm wide risk priorities (with direction from risk committees and in collaboration with 1st line management and Internal Audit and other 2nd line risk functions)
  • Influence the development of strategic and tactical risk mitigation solutions (technology, process, controls, governance)
  • Challenge 1st line management to ensure operational risks are appropriately reflected in tactical and strategic decision making
  • Foster collaboration and cohesive risk priorities and plans with ORM team members and other risk functions
  • Develop trusted relationships with firm wide peers
  • Work with local management teams to develop a culture of risk awareness


  • The successful candidate will be a credentialed risk management professional with extensive operational risk management experience within the investment management industry, including experience with developing and managing operational risk frameworks.
  • Experience working within Asia and/or Europe is a necessity as is knowledge of local regulatory expectations of the operational risk management function.
  • Consulting/advisory experience and relevant professional certifications are a plus.
  • Experience with identifying and mitigating global operational risks within the investment management industry
  • Experience with developing and implementing the key components of a risk management framework
  • Demonstrated collaboration and advisory capabilities
  • Ability to balance strategic and tactical priorities, both at the firm wide and regional levels
  • Leadership of diverse working groups and project teams
  • Creative use of technology for risk monitoring and reporting
  • Implementation and support of governance, risk, and compliance tools
  • Knowledge of local governance standards

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