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DWS Risk Manager (f,m,d) - Retail Risk Governance

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Job Description:

About DWS

Today, markets face a whole new set of pressures – but also a whole lot of opportunity too. Opportunity to innovate differently. Opportunity to invest responsibly. And opportunity to make change.

Join us at DWS, and you can be part of an industry-leading firm with a global presence. You can lead ambitious opportunities and shape the future of investing. You can support our clients, local communities, and the environment.

We’re looking for creative thinkers and innovators to join us as the world continues to transform. As whole markets change, one thing remains clear; our people always work together to capture the opportunities of tomorrow. That’s why we are ‘Investors for a new now’.

As investors on behalf of our clients, it is our role to find investment solutions. Ensuring the best possible foundation for our clients’ financial future. And in return, we’ll give you the support and platform to develop new skills, make an impact and work alongside some of the industry’s greatest thought leaders. This is your chance to achieve your goals and lead an extraordinary career.

This is your chance to invest in your future.

Read more about DWS and who we are here.

Team / division overview

The Chief Risk Office (CRO) within DWS is an independent function responsible for protecting the business as well as being a trusted adviser and partner for supporting sustainable business growth.

The Retail Risk Governance Team -within the Liquid Investment Risk Management division- is responsible for establishing and executing a robust fiduciary risk management framework for the DWS Product Platform globally to ensure regulatory compliance across all jurisdictions and governance within the investment platform to fulfill its fiduciary obligation to the DWS investors.

The Team ensures independent risk oversight and escalation procedures based on robust governance frameworks for market, liquidity, sustainability and counterparty risks and assesses product risks in line with adequate usage of risk models. This includes regular monitoring analysis and reporting of all risk types to portfolio management and DWS Fund and Management Boards of global jurisdictions.

DWS Investment S.A. is one of the leading Management Companies in the Luxembourg Asset Management Industry managing both liquid and illiquid products.

Role Details

As a Risk Manager, you will (be):

  • Execution lead in the regular portfolio and risk analysis to ensure an efficient execution of the global monitoring and escalation procedures for retail products
  • Responsible for the analysis, execution and review of VaR, Leverage, Tracking Error and Liquidity results across a variety of asset classes and investment strategies
  • Develop and prepare reports and dashboards to highlight risk and facilitate escalation to management and other oversight bodies
  • Review of new / existing product risk profiles and portfolio positions to identify potential sources of investment risk
  • Support the development of systems and tools to automate and operationalize risk limitation, measurement, monitoring and escalation processes
  • Assist with the creation of policies, procedures and process documentation
  • Support risk model development and administration including contribution to team projects and working groups
  • Support and execute data quality management processes related to risk management

We are looking for

  • University degree, preferably in Mathematics / Statistics / Quantitative Finance / Economics / Physics, or similar background
  • Relevant proven experience in asset management (Risk and/or Portfolio Management, Product Management)
  • Strong knowledge of financial instruments, related risk factors and analytics as well as investment strategies and investment processes across liquid asset classes (e.g. equity, fixed income, multi-asset)
  • Proven experience with data analysis, process design & implementation as well as financial instrument analytics
  • Experience using coding languages and database usage such as SQL and VBA considered a plus
  • Effective time management and communication skills with the ability to organize a workload with competing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented manner
  • Excellent command of English language (written and spoken skills), German is considered a plus
  • Desire to work in a global and multi-cultural Risk Management Team

What we’ll offer you:

At DWS we’re serious about diversity, equity and creating an inclusive culture where colleagues can be themselves sand it’s important to us that you enjoy coming to work - feeling healthy, happy and rewarded. At DWS, you’ll have access to a range of benefits which you can choose from to create a personalised plan unique to your lifestyle. Whether you’re interested in healthcare, company perks, or are thinking about your retirement plan, there’s something for everyone.

DWS’ Hybrid Working model is designed to find the right balance between in-person collaboration and engagement in the office, which is core to our working culture, and working from home. Each business group varies on the split between time spent in the office and at home, but this will be discussed and made clear as part of your application and interview process. We will continue to review and evolve our working environments and methods to ensure that we are working in the best way possible for our people.

If you require any adjustments or changes to be made to the interview process for any reason including, or related to a disability or long-term health condition, then please contact your recruiter and let them know what assistance you may need. Examples of adjustments include providing a change to the format of the interview, or providing assistance when at the DWS office. This will not affect your application and your recruitment team will discuss options with you.

The successful candidate will be asked to present a recent version of the criminal record.

Job Code: #LI-DW1 #LI-02

Our values define the working environment we strive to create – diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.


We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

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