Head, North America Fixed Income Investment Risk Management

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
commensurate with experience
14 Oct 2020
13 Nov 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Head, North America Fixed Income Investment Risk Management

Boston, MA, Minneapolis, MN


Job Description

Lead firm's efforts to independently to measure, analyze, monitor, and manage investment risk for Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ (CTI) fixed income funds in North America; design and direct firms Fixed Income Risk Management process; contribute and collaborate in the implementation of CTI’s global investment risk process.


Lead the North America Fixed Income Investment Risk team by:

• Providing leadership to the firm's risk management process in fixed income by using existing tools and adopting new and innovative methods

• Collaborating with the investment risk team of portfolio managers and risk analysts and increasing risk awareness in the portfolio construction process

• Analyzing CTI’s fixed income funds and escalating issues with portfolio managers, front office management, and business leaders

• Developing strong relationships with Portfolio Managers, collaborating and providing risk insights to the various teams, as appropriate

• Representing Investment Risk in other committees, processes, and functions, including Product Development, Legal, and Compliance

• Providing information and insights to third parties, including Fund Boards, institutional investors, and consultants

• Developing a good relationship with the Product team to help them develop and launch new products, including providing approvals (as appropriate) for new fixed income product introductions

• Relationships will include: Investment Risk team, Portfolio Managers, Product development, IT, Distribution, Operations, Legal, Compliance, Senior Management and Institutional Clients

Required Qualifications

• BA/BS in a quantitative field of study

• 7+ years of experience in an Investment Risk Management role  

• Solid understanding of financial markets, financial instruments, and portfolio construction, preferably with some fixed income experience

• The ability to influence portfolio managers as necessary

• Strong knowledge of derivatives and usage in portfolio

• A proactive self-starter, with strong leadership skills, desire to collaborate, ability to manage multiple initiatives, and intellectual curiosity

• Experience with a risk management platform such as Aladdin, BARRA, RiskMetrics, Bloomberg, or a proprietary system

• Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with different departments, clients, and Fund Boards

About Our Company

Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We're intentionally built to help our clients succeed, backed by a global team of 2,000 people including more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. At Columbia Threadneedle, you’ll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority. In addition to our competitive total rewards package, employees stay with us because of our culture and commitment to their development. And, backed by the strength of Ameriprise Financial, we are committed to providing you with the tools, resources, recognition and rewards to help you shape the career you want.