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Risk Management Officer (Ref. 1863)

Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd is a leading sustainable private bank, offering all the advantages of the Swiss banking environment together with dynamic and personalised advisory services focusing on opportunities in international financial markets. The Bank provides a high level of services and expertise when acting as investment advisor and asset manager for private and institutional clients. Financial strength, excellent client services and outstanding quality are therefore key elements of its corporate philosophy.
J. Safra Sarasin’s most valuable capital is its employees. They are essential to the success of the organisation, now and in the future. Their technical expertise, professional qualifications and social skills are highly valued by the Group’s clients, management and business partners. The success of J. Safra Sarasin depends on the enthusiasm and commitment of every one of its employees worldwide.
Asset Management & Institutional Clients
Risk Management Officer (Ref. 1863)
Basel, CH
Function/Position objectives
In this role you will be contributing to maintain and constantly improve an already solid risk framework. This includes the management and control of risks and regulatory requirements on fund management company as well as Swiss Fund level. Integrating risk aspects into decision making plays an important role, e.g. with regard to the selection and maintenance of strong relationships with business partners. Strong project- and process management skills are a plus.
  • Maintain and constantely improve the already solid risk framework of J. Safra Sarasin Investmentfonds Ltd. (including ICS, OpRisk and BCM aspects)
  • Conrol and monitor risk profiles and regulatory requirements on fund management company level and on the level of Swiss investment funds
  • Prepare permanent and ad-hoc risk reports (e.g. liquidity-, market-, credit- and operational risks) towards the Head Risk Management and various committees and boards
  • Review initial and ongoing due diligence process of business partners (distribution/placement partners and service providers)
  • Act as Key Information Document Officer (KID-Officer) and ensure the coordination and implementation of a robust KID production process
  • Support or lead internal projects, process management and/or fund product initiatives
  • Carry out ad-hoc reviews and participate in risk management and fund related initiatives
  • Higher education such as FH/university degree in business administration, economics or equivalent. CFA, FRM or equivalent financial degree or trainings in risk management are a plus
  • At least three years of working experience in the field of risk management in the financial industry, preferably in asset management or investment funds
  • Strong analytical skills and mind set with the ability to work thoroughly, flexible and independently
  • Team player willing to take full ownership of his/her tasks and area of responsibility
  • Solution oriented with a pragmatic approach and readiness to work closely with colleagues and stakeholders, internally and externally
  • Ability to work under pressure, to prioritize and to take clear decisions
  • Very good command of English and German. French is an add on
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