The Market Risk Manager's job is to manage, monitor, identify, measure, analyze and mitigate market risks. This is a position that can be found throughout the financial services industry, particularly in banks but also in investment dealers, investment fund companies, and insurance companies. Market risk managers work within corporations, governments or any organization exposed to market risk through their treasury activities or their investments. Others work for specialized risk management firms that consult and provide services to other firms. Within an organization, market risk managers contribute to an effective market risk management structure and process and communicate the importance of risk management throughout the organization. They utilize their mathematical and market expertise in developing and testing market risk models that measures the losses a company would suffer under a variety of normal and abnormal market conditions. Based on this, they help set risk limits and hedging processes to mitigate market risk.

Responsibilities Include

  • Contributing to effective risk management structures and processes
  • Identifying market risk in a variety of settings
  • Measuring and analyzing market risk in a variety of settings
  • Adapting to current developments and future directions in market risk management
  • Advising on the risk characteristics on complex deals/trades and reporting market information to internal and external stakeholders

Alternate Name

Market Risk Analyst, Quantitative Analyst, Quant Analyst

Earning Potential

$80,000-$100,000/year
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