Risk and Valuation Officer

Our Client, is looking for a Risk and Valuation Officer to join their growing team

Our client is looking for an experienced Risk and Valuation Officer (RVO) to join its UK FCA-authorised AIFM The RVO will have primary responsibility for monitoring risk in accordance with regulatory requirements applicable to the firm’s investment strategies and for valuation. The RVO will have dual reporting lines. For all day-to-day matters and general management, the RVO will report to the Global Chief Compliance Officer or General Counsel. For risk management and valuation related matters, the RVO will report to the firm’s Management Body.  
The RVO will:
  • Lead risk monitoring in accordance with regulatory requirements applicable to the firm.
  • Lead the assessment and necessary enhancement of the applicable policies and procedures to ensure the effective design, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of the firm’s risk and valuation management program.
  • Monitor investment fund compliance with investment policy, strategy, and risk limits.
  • Review and assist in respect of risk management elements related to firm regulatory reporting.
  • Review and analyse valuation reports, methodology, and data inputs in respect of valuations applicable to fund investments.
  • Produce periodic risk and valuation related reports for the firm’s Management Body.
  • Help oversee the framework regarding risk management and work with the wider business to effectively implement and monitor procedures.
  • Assist with oversight elements related to the firm’s service providers and delegates such as fund administrators, investment managers, depositaries, and others.
  • Assist with the initial and ongoing due diligence on delegates and service providers as required by regulation.
The ideal experience and critical competencies for the role include the following:
  • University degree required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the alternative investment fund sector, including at least 2 years of experience in either a risk management or valuation role related to alternative investment funds—preferably in respect of illiquid investment strategies (e.g., private equity, real estate, credit, or infrastructure).
  • Experience and knowledge of AIFMD regime applicable to full-scope AIFMs (whether based in UK or the EU) on risk management and valuation.
  • Experience and knowledge of illiquid asset valuations and reporting systems.
  • Experience in overseeing third-party providers and delegates (e.g., administrators, investment managers, depositaries, etc.) or experience in fund operations will be considered an advantage.
Part-time employment will be considered.