Investment Risk Manager
Lazard is one of the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management firms. Our people make the difference. With just over 3,000 employees, our tight-knit community allows for professionals eager to learn and willing to teach to connect and grow together. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and allyship are not just business imperatives — they are central pillars of our employee experience. Our entrepreneurial culture and flat structure allow creative ideas and original concepts to drive our business forward — and for careers to take flight.
Our Global Investment Risk team is looking for an experienced Equity Risk Manager. As a valued member of our team, you will be responsible for identifying, measuring, monitoring, and managing the risks associated with our equity portfolios. You will work closely with portfolio managers, analysts, and other risk management professionals to ensure that our investment strategies align with our risk appetite and comply with relevant regulations.
We’ll trust you to:
- Develop and implement robust risk management frameworks, policies, and procedures for equity investments, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
- Monitor and analyze market, credit, liquidity, and operational risks associated with equity investment portfolios, providing timely and accurate reporting to senior management and relevant stakeholders.
- Collaborate with portfolio managers and analysts to develop risk-adjusted investment strategies, incorporating quantitative and qualitative risk assessments.
- Conduct regular stress testing and scenario analysis to assess the potential impact of market events on portfolio performance and risk exposures.
- Participate in the development and enhancement of risk management systems, tools, and analytics to support effective decision-making and reporting.
You’ll need to have:
- 5 or more years of Investment Risk Management experience focused on Equity portfolios.
- Strong knowledge of equity markets, investment products, and portfolio management concepts.
- Technical capabilities in SQL, Python, VBA.
- Experience with factor risk models such as MSCI Barra, Axioma or Northfield. Factset and Bloomberg experience preferred.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and present complex information to various audiences.
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
- A Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, mathematics, or a related field; advanced degree (e.g., MBA, CFA, FRM) preferred.
What we offer
We strive to enhance the total health and well-being of our employees through comprehensive, competitive benefits. Our goal is to offer a highly individualized employee experience that enables you to balance your commitments to career, family, and community. When you work for Lazard, you are working for an organization that cares about your unique talents and passions, and will continue to invest in the development of your career.
We expect the base salary range for this role to be approximately 150,000 - 200,000 USD. Various factors contribute to determining the actual base compensation offered, including but not limited to the applicant’s years of relevant experience, career tenure, qualifications, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, relevant skills for the role. Base salary is one component of Lazard Asset Management’s compensation package, which also includes comprehensive benefits and may include incentive compensation.
Does this sound like you?
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Diversity and Inclusion at Lazard
Lazard is an intellectual capital business focused on delivering the best advice and solutions to clients. Achieving these objectives requires us to identify, develop and retain the best talent. A workforce comprised of people with varied backgrounds and experiences creates a rich diversity of thought that empowers us to challenge conventional wisdom, as diverse perspectives lead to better decisions.
Our appreciation of diversity’s strength is ingrained in our multi-cultural heritage. As a global firm that has grown organically from local roots in different countries, we have a deep tradition of respect for individual differences, which has been core to our success for several decades.
The ongoing cultivation of diversity and an inclusive, equitable culture are essential to our continued growth. We are committed to sustaining an environment in which all employees – regardless of socioeconomic status, race, color, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, veteran or military status – can bring their whole selves to work to maximize their individual potential and our collective success.