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Director, Strategic Portfolio Risk Management - Risk & Prudential

Reference
 CON01000
Location
 London
Service
 Consulting
Specialism
 Consulting - Risk & Regulation
Industry
 FS Risk & Regulation

Who we are looking for

We are seeking a Director to drive the ongoing development, sale and delivery of highly sophisticated technical risk solutions to our banking clients, in relation to the market context mentioned above, as part of our Portfolio Management and Modelling proposition. The aim of the proposition will be to provide banking clients with a full analytical and decision making capability to transform their performance in the new environment, encompassing:

  • Strategy
  • Analytics and models
  • Data and information infrastructure, governance and control 
The world of Risk and Regulation is changing, join us on the journey and be part of creating a new and relevant financial services industry.

Our Financial Services Risk and Regulation (FSRR)  team is made up of 60 partners and 900 professional staff and our number and capabilities are expanding every day.

Within FSRR The banking sector Risk Advisory teams advise leading banking groups on a wide variety of risk, value and capital management issues. These include: advice on portfolio risk strategy, performance measurement, portfolio shaping, risk-related regulation (such as Basel III); advice and implementation support in risk functional design and build (encompassing organisation, governance, process and infrastructure); and risk modelling and measurement in a wide variety of contexts including instrument risk aggregation and allocation, profitability analysis, model design and validation, risk appetite and limit setting, capital allocation, portfolio optimisation, and business strategy and planning.

About the role

Further responsibilities of the role include:

  • Managing the full life cycle of a portfolio of client engagements
  • Active participation in the account service teams
  • Active participation in the leadership of the WBCM and Risk practice areas
  • Development (including recruitment and coaching) of more junior team members
  • Contribution to thought leadership and marketing initiatives 
  • Collaboration with other relevant practice areas in Consulting and other lines of service (e.g. Assurance, Deals, Tax)
  • Development and maintenance of professional network and relationship with key senior officers at target clients.

Requirements

The following skills are required for this role:

Essential skills:

  • Significant experience in the banking sector covering a variety of professional roles. Preferably Capital Markets / Wholesale but with ability to diversify across wealth and insurance sectors, displaying a strong understanding of banking regulation.
  • Business strategy and planning experience.
  • Strong intellectual and technical risk skills in the key risk categories (credit, market etc.), applications (control, modelling, governance, financing, decision analysis) and infrastructure requirements.
  • A good understanding of the role of risk management in helping an organisation achieves its business goals.
  • Excellent understanding of portfolio risk modelling – including risk and regulatory aggregation and allocation, risk appetite and limit setting, deal and sub-portfolio profitability assessment, risk-related regulation (such as Basel III), portfolio shaping (from a risk and regulatory perspective) 
  • Minimum first-class BSc (preferably MSc or PhD) in a highly quantitative (applied mathematical) discipline.
  • Communication skills, with particular emphasis on communicating technical complexity to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Very strong modelling skills with practical experience
  • Deep knowledge and direct experience of at least two of the following: stress testing, back-testing, Basel III, IMM submission, CVA/DVA, Fundamental Review of the Trading Book.
  • Strong people management and client relationship skills including inter-personal sensitivity, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to develop good client/internal client handling skills, including relationship-building skills that lead to increased consulting opportunities.
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills in individual, team and collaborative consultant-client settings.
  • Exceptional project and financial management skills with a track record of delivering complex programmes to budget and within time-scales.
  • Strong commitment to both personal and team success.
Desirable skills/ attributes:
  • Industry and consulting experience. Experience of both consulting and industry is ideal, but applicants from industry with no consulting experience are encouraged (but should have all the skills required to be a good consultant as outlined above). 
  • External profile: an existing reputation in the market through a combination of consulting track record, conference appearances, technical professional networks and published work.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’.

The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders.

http://www.pwc.com/uk/en/careers/experienced/applying-to-pwc.jhtml

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business. www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.