Junior Risk Analyst


This is an entry level potion in the Risk department. The main responsibility is to monitor and report the counterparty risk exposure that the LMAX broker faces in offering its clients leveraged financial instruments both at the individual client level and in aggregate across all clients.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Data analysis, Scenario/gap risk analysis and stress testing
  • Liaise with LMAX clearing partners
  • Client trading pattern analysis
  • Flexible in terms of any ad hoc project assignments
  • Assist the risk team in delivering a consistent risk framework across the business
  • Track management actions from assurance reports and other control function reports
  • Participate in the production of regular risk reports
  • Participate to the review of the Risk Management Processes and internal policies
  • Daily risk reporting preparation and review with the necessary escalation of critical issues
  • Provide senior management with explanations for reported numbers
  • Participate in methodology reviews and implementation of any methodological changes
  • Provide analysis and information in response to requests from various areas throughout the firm
  • Active participation and contribution in various
  • Specify and test the necessary changes to move reporting processes into strategic systems
  • Monitor and analyse client trading positions
  • Monitor and analyse LMAX broker net exposure relative to its Prime Broker limits and collateral requirements
  • To keep abreast of market moves/news and announcements and how they impact client portfolio


Essential Skills / Experience:

  • Business Fluency in written and verbal English
  • Effective relationship builder and influencer.
  • Sound understanding of leveraged financial products, market trend awareness
  • Awareness of trading influences, deal structures and types, interpreting positions, P&L, market to market, trading reporting regulations, financial and management reporting, position reporting, and financial analysis
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Great database skill e.g. Excel and VBA
  • Proven working risk management experience
  • University degree with a major in Mathematics, Quantitative Finance, Economics, Risk Management preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and aptitude to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Pro-active risk identification and solution orientation
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