Investment Risk Analyst

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Boston, USA
08 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Columbia Threadneedle Investments, the global asset management division of Ameriprise Financial, is seeking an Investment Risk Analyst to be based in Minneapolis, MN or Boston, MA. This role assists senior risk managers to measure, monitor, analyze, and manage investment risk across Columbia Threadneedle's collection of funds.


• Review risk reports, communicate findings and escalate observations to senior risk managers and business leaders, as needed; research some targeted risk issues as directed.
• Research and investigate of ad-hoc risk issues as necessary, interacting with the investment team as needed.
• Assist senior team members to analyze portfolio holdings and risk measures in order to measure, monitor, and manage investment risk; assist in the communication of risk analysis to fund managers.
• Manage processes for gathering fund risk data and generating risk reports for portfolios
• Maintain and enhance risk data reporting solutions and creation of visualizations/reports to help manage the investment risk process.
• Maintain the integrity and accuracy of the data in the system, work with Technology and Operations to resolve system and portfolio data issues as necessary.

Required Qualifications

• Degree in a quantitative field such as Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Mathematics or other relevant area of study.
• Programming/coding experience with Excel VBA, SQL Server/Access databases.
• Knowledge of financial market instruments including options and derivatives.
• Professional and/or educational experience in risk management, investments, and/or finance.
• Excellent analytical capabilities and ability to understand quantitative models.
• Good general understanding of investment management and financial risk management.
• Capable of taking initiative on broader IRM goals to enhance departmental capabilities.
• Excellent written and verbal communications.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize effectively, meet deadlines and deliver high quality, accurate work in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to maintain good relationship with business partners.

Preferred Qualifications

• While not a requirement, the ideal candidate will likely possess an advanced degree in a quantitative field (economics, mathematics, physical sciences, finance, or statistics).
• Preference will be given to candidates with Master of Financial Mathematics.
• Achievement of, or progress towards professional designations such as CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), FRM (Financial Risk Manager), or PRM (Professional Risk Manager) are relevant though not required.
• Preference will be given to candidates with 2+ years of experience preferably in risk management, investment management, or capital markets.
• Experience and familiarity with Blackrock Aladdin or other risk systems and Tableau is relevant but not required.
• Statistical/mathematical programming language such as Python, R, or Matlab is preferred, but not required.
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