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Market Risk Analyst

Optiver is looking for a Market Risk Analyst to join our ambitious, results-driven Risk team who is focused on analysing and improving our Trading risk framework. The ideal candidate has an affinity for financial markets and a strong quantitative and technical background. As Risk Analyst, you will work closely with traders to develop and improve our risk systems, methodologies, and limits. You will be joining a team that is rapidly expanding and helping us identify and implement a long term vision.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform stress tests and analyse the risk of various trading positions
  • Clearly communicate risk data and positions to key internal stakeholders
  • Monitor regulatory capital limits
  • Proactively keep track of relevant news that might impact our trading positions and strategies
  • Report risk violations to the Head of Risk and the Trading department
  • Proactively identify, capture and evaluate risk incidents
  • Analyse orders/quoting behaviour of our electronic execution strategies
  • Conduct data analysis to improve and enhance our risk framework
  • Collaborate with software developers to develop and/or maintain risk tools
  • Write ICAAP documents (ICARA/ICLAAP), as necessary

What you’ll need:

  • Prior experience in market risk analyst role
  • Basic understanding of options pricing theory and the ability to understand trading strategies
  • A quantitative S.T.E.M degree
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to dive into the detail
  • Basic knowledge of programming or scripting (Python or similar) required
  • Experience using Excel and VBA
  • A curious and investigative nature with an ability to analyse large datasets using SQL or similar
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to make informed decisions in fast paced, trading environment
  • Ideally experience in Options, OTC or Commodities, although this is just a bonus, with an understanding of current and upcoming regulations
  • Exposure towards regulatory and operational risk beneficial

Who we are:
Optiver’s story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker specialising in pricing, execution and risk management. Working together, our traders and software engineers design proprietary systems and execute strategies to provide liquidity and increase market efficiencies. We don’t just meet industry standards we aim to set them!

What’s in it for you?
Optiver’s London office is the location of our foreign exchange trading business and a growing hub for our commodity trading business. You will be part of a well-established and high performing global firm whilst experiencing the excitement that comes from a growing operation. We offer a supportive environment for you to perform at your best. Some of our key benefits Include:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • 27 paid vacation days plus all UK public holidays
  • Daily Breakfast and lunch
  • Home to office commute covered
  • 50% paid gym subscription
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and continuous learning opportunities
  • Access to conferences and Tech events
  • International transfer opportunities

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