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Market Risk Manager (0136)

The Role

We are looking for a Risk Manager to play a role in supporting and developing effective Risk Control systems and strategies for our Brokerage Business. Based in London you will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, and maintenance of custom reports covering market, liquidity, regulatory, and credit risks. The role will report directly to the Head of Risk for the European Capital Markets Division.


 Supporting and maintaining an effective Risk Management system including:

  • Assessment and updating of existing risk systems and processes.
  • Development and maintenance of new and existing automated monitoring solutions.
  • Product analytic work to support trading and risk methodologies
  • Verification of risk analytics and product pricing models and independent justification of the results.
  • Ad hoc investigations/projects to ensure adequate management and calculation of Risk within local operations.
  • Maintaining risk policies, desk mandates, and other reference documents in line with automated monitoring tools

Monitoring, maintaining, and managing appropriate Risk Exposures across the business

  • Regular review of limits to ensure that they match the risk profile of the business.
  • Supporting VaR computation and analysis for each asset class/trading book.
  • Identify and investigate issues of non-compliance with limits within business units.
  • Flag issues of non-compliance to the CRO
  • Preparation and submission of the Risk reports required by Senior Management and the Board.
  • Supporting Credit, Market, and Operational Risk teams in their daily working.

Skills & Qualifications

  • The applicant will have proven of experience within a brokerage, commodities house, energy company, Bank, or Hedge Fund.
  • Highly numerate with excellent academic record.
  • Strong Market Risk knowledge with experience in developing and establishing controls and procedures.
  • In depth knowledge of reporting design and building (including database design, Microsoft SSRS).
  • Options modelling experience (Black-Scholes and numerical methods).
  • Strong data analysis skills required (Excel, SQL).
  • Good problem-solving skills with the ability to devise innovative solutions to presented problems.
  • The role requires good communication skills and the ability to develop good relationships with the trading desks. The successful applicant will also display the ability to work effectively as part of a team, with enthusiasm and initiative to drive efficiency and change where required.

Who We Are

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 7,000 people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $10bn.  We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses. We help our counterparties manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital markets through our brokerage business.

Our global financial brokerage blends the heritage and experience of ED&F Man with our capital markets expertise. Our business ethos centres on integrity, trust, client care and astute risk management. We execute orders for institutional investors, hedge fund managers and professional traders across a broad range of asset classes including: metals; ags & softs; energy; foreign exchange; equities; fixed income; and futures & options.

Our services include trade processing, clearing, execution, market making and agency based electronic and voice brokerage. Using our world-class IT infrastructure, we also offer specialised connectivity, hosting, network and infrastructure services to firms seeking optimised low latency derivative trading and clearing solutions. Our strong capital base and balance sheet enable us to offer stability, assurance and strength.

Essential Behaviours

Here at ED&F Man we are guided by our five company values: Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus and Entrepreneurship.

Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach.  Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things.

As part of the annual performance review, all employees are measured either against a set of five Leadership Essentials if you are a people manager or four Performance Essentials if you are an individual contributor.


1. Drives Innovation
2. Leads People
3. Delivers Results
4. Collaborates
5. Manages Resources


1. Drives Innovation
2. Leads People
3. Delivers Results
4. Collaborates

Equal Opportunities Statement

ED&F Man is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.  

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3 London Bridge Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9SG
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