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Group Head of Risk    

  • Competitive
  • EGM Futures DMCC
  • Hedge Funds | Risk Management
  • Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 22/04/2017

Group Head of Risk to oversee & lead the Global Risk Function.

Dubai based.


  • Overseas, facilitates & coordinates all risk related topics across the business, especially the business risks stemming from all the Market & Trading activities. Operational, Compliance & Regulatory Risks extending to Business Continuity Planning & Management.
  • Manages & Produces all Risk Management Reporting
  • Communicates to all stakeholders, internal & external about the company’s risks with appropriate reporting implemented & managed, both internally & externally as required by shareholders regulators, auditors…
  • Advises on risk issues on a day-to-day basis as well contributes to strategic thinking & planning across all risks, not just trading.
  • Implements, executes, maintaining & updating the risk & compliance framework that will include:

-Risk policies & procedures

-Risk appetite & limits

-Risk methodologies, key risk indicators & analytics

-Risk infrastructure & processes

-Risk Database management

  • Works independently but in a collaborative manner to ensure business opportunities are maximised whilst preserving the integrity of the risk book and managers operating it. Involvement to risk modelling & simulation design, testing & implementations.
  • Monitors & controls all risk limits with prompt reporting and actioning of corrective action for any excesses or breaches.
  • Ensures adherence to all rules & regulations across the global business, internally & external compliance.
  • Responsible for installing a common risk culture and awareness across the business through the setting up & maintaining appropriate risk policies & procedures as well through training & education.
  • Works with big data, identifying trends & opportunities through sound analytical methodises & principles.
  • Maintains up to date with global events & drives a predictive approach to managing the company’s risks.
  • Produces accurate & timely reporting to the Board, Executive Management & all concerned Department Heads as well advising on key market & business risk issues & trends.
  • Contributes as a member of the Senior Global Management team to the development & delivery of the Strategic Plan & to ensuring the company maximises its value through appropriate short, medium & long term risk strategies.
  • Manages the relationship with all risk team members, whether direct or non-direct reports.
  • Drives the implementation of new software, data migration & process for the risk control function.

Skills and Competencies: 

  • Senior Managerial skills, with maturity and polished inter-personal skills.
  • Commercially focused whilst protecting the interests of the shareholders.
  • Ability to influence, collaborative by nature.
  • Highly analytical & familiar with sophisticated risk models – capable of interpretation risk data & trends into easily understanding communications upon which sound business decisions can be made.
  • Strategic thinker but hands-on approach.
  • Proactive, positive and flexible approach to teamwork.
  • Excellent communicator.

Educational / Experience Requirements:

  • Masters Preferred.
  • Professional Certification – In Risk Management
  • 20+ years’ experience within Risk Management, of which 10 in a senior capacity.
  • Preference for a background in global financial services, including GCC.
  • Global Institutional trained.
  • Significant experience of working in a trading environment (with Front Offices) especially with exposure to global markets, particularly currency products.
  • Familiar with hedging strategies & book management.

Personal Specification:

  • High degree of self-motivation, ambition & agility.
  • Autonomous worker
  • Resilient and capable of working at speed in a rapidly growing & dynamic environment.
  • Analytical thinker.
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