Division Director, Operational Risk and Governance - Asset Management
Lead our global Asset Management (MAM) Operational Risk team based in London and work alongside key MAM leadership including Group Head, COO, CRO and CFO. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic leader with expertise in the management of operational risk in funds management activities.
The role of Operational Risk in Macquarie is to form an independent view of Macquarie’s operational risk profile and effect change in operational risk management and culture across the Macquarie Group, through the continual refinement and implementation of the Operational Risk Management Framework (ORMF).
In this role, you will drive a strong risk management culture and provide risk management expertise, independent advisory, and challenge to senior management across Macquarie’s global funds management businesses. You will partner with and support the MAM teams by ensuring processes are adequately assessed to identify potential risk causes, and controls are effectively designed and built to mitigate a failure in people, process, or systems.
You will lead the team in reviewing existing activity and provide sign off and approval of key ORMF processes. You will assess operational risks arising from new business activity, and play a key integrator role for all material NFR exposures, events, and decisions aligned to ORMF processes, requiring understanding across risk-types and ability to connect the dots across risks. You will monitor trends, escalating risk concerns as required and provide an integrated, balanced view on the risk profile and emerging trends. You will share learnings across Divisions, risk types, and external sources to inform best-practice risk management.
With a strong leadership background in operational risk, assurance, or operations, you will demonstrate a practical and commercial understanding of funds management business operations. Additionally, you will possess a tertiary degree in finance or a related area. Relevant postgraduate degrees or professional qualifications (CA, CFA, CPA) are desirable in this role.
Significant operational risk, internal or external audit experience gained within a dynamic international financial institution or financial services firm and the commercial experience and analytical mindset to make sound recommendations on operational risk issues will be imperative to be successful in this role.
You will have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively to deliver results. You will possess excellent communication skills and an ability to synthesise information to identify themes and priorities for leaders. You will have a strong presence with leadership to drive robust and challenging conversations, with the ability to initiate and lead conversations with business leaders and Risk Management colleagues. An investigative mindset, proactive curiosity and drive to explore where business processes may fail, and with the proven ability to sustain high levels of performance in a fast-paced, output focused environment, along with working knowledge of the regulatory environment in which Macquarie operates will enable you to be successful in this role.
About the Risk Management Group
The Risk Management Group (RMG) is an independent, centralised unit responsible for ensuring all risk across Macquarie are appropriately assessed and managed. Its divisions include Behavioural Risk, Compliance, Credit, Financial Crime Risk, Internal Audit, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Regulatory Affairs and Aggregate Risk, and RMG Enterprise Support.
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