Head of FRTB (London) Job ID: 951

Job Details:

Talent Focus Executive Search is seeking a high calibre market risk professional to launch and grow an exciting, market leading, Fundamental Review of the Trading Book software proposition for a global firm based in London.  Candidates must have detailed technical market risk knowledge along with excellent communication / stakeholder management skills and strong commercial acumen.  This will suit an ambitious, proactive individual who wants to drive the success of a new business unit with significant potential.

The Head of FRTB will act as a champion of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book regulation. They will assume direct ownership of propositions tailored specifically towards this regulation and play a critical role in supporting adjacent propositions prepare for this regulation. They will be expected to set and drive a rapid operating rhythm across all FRTB related initiatives.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Keeping track of all developments relating to the FRTB regulation and local implementation of the rules in major markets

  • Understanding how the FRTB regulation will impact the operations and risk management divisions within a bank, specifically in relation to data acquisition and risk workflows

  • Identify and assess economically attractive opportunities for our client to support their client's implement existing and new solutions against these requirements

  • Partnering with the organisations product and technology teams to define and build new ways to support clients adapt to obligations introduced under the regulation

  • Customer engagement by building direct relationships and through our client's Sales and Account Management as well as Marketing teams. This will be critical to facilitate lead generation and sales on a global basis as well as collecting requirements and validating opportunities

  • In collaboration with our client's Partner Proposition team, the candidate will be responsible for managing relationships (including contract negotiation) for third parties that contribute to or adopt our client's propositions that are relevant for FRTB

  • Interfacing with prudential regulators and policy makers through responding to public consultations as well as maintaining one-on-one relationships with key regulators to aid knowledge transfer and support a suitable calibration of the rules

  • In conjunction with the market risk lead, analyze specific datasets to demonstrate how these benefit clients

Skills and experience required:

  • Demonstrable years of experience responsible for a proposition or business within a data vendor or risk management company (or equivalent experience working for the risk management department in an investment bank)

  • Strong client engagement skills, including ability to build and manage mid to senior level relationships with clients, partners and regulators

  • Excellent internal stakeholder management skills in order to interface with horizontals within the organization (i.e. product, technology, operations, sales and account management, project management, content management, finance, etc.) and senior management

  • Ability to present complex topics to internal and external stakeholders in a clear, concise and structured way

  • Solid analytical skills both in respect for making financial investment decisions and conducting analysis to understand the benefit of specific datasets aid a banks’ FRTB compliance process



Salary: £120000 to £150000 Country: United Kingdom
Region: London
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