VP- Risk Governance

Quantitative Finance & Risk
21st November 2017
Job Type


BSM Group are representing a client seeking a Risk Governance – VP, based in Frankfurt.


  • Establishing and running the senior Risk committees; managing the risk appetite, policies and procedures; managing the Risk Inventory process
  • Risk MI: Management of consolidated Risk MI for the entity, liaising with the global reporting teams who are responsible for the production of the reports. Production of ad-hoc reports for the CRO, as required
  • Outsourcing Controls: Establishment and monitoring of the SLAs with other entities, escalating in cases of breaches of the terms.
  • CAO activities: Budgeting, forecasting, ongoing expense management, and business management for the Risk team.
  • Regulatory Liaison: Responsible for ensuring that German risk related regulations are understood and adhered to; managing the relationship with the German regulators for risk related matters
  • Market Risk (optional): Management of the limited market risk in the entity including monitoring of limits, escalation in case of breaches and establishment of trading mandates.
  • Ad-hoc:  Department presentations and other ad-hoc projects


  • Fluent German speaker
  • Experience of complying with German regulations in a financial institution in Germany
  • Highly numerate and analytical;
  • Thorough understanding of control frameworks, including drafting of procedure documents
  • Ability to represent the wider Risk function credibly in discussions with other departments, and with senior stakeholders;
  • Ability to collaborate and challenge senior management to ensure deliverables are met;
  • Strong inter-personal and organisational skills;
  • Superior time management skills;
  • Experience with using Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing demands of the role

For any more information please contact georgetrewhella@bsmgroup.com.


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