Risk Manager Digital Assets

100-120K + OTE – Amsterdam NL

My client is a leading global prop trading house using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities across multiple exchanges worldwide. From their offices in Amsterdam, US and APAC they provide liquidity to the financial markets.

They are a fast paced, highly dynamic company engaged in cryptocurrency trading around the clock, every day of the week. In this rapidly evolving field, their team comprises of global Developers and Quants who work alongside their Traders to enhance their trading engine and strategies.

To support their expanding trading operations, they are seeking a Risk Manager (specialized in digital assets) to join the company. This role is ideally suited for a detail-oriented, analytical individual who can work independently and efficiently manage and develop their digital risk management framework.

What will you do?

  • Identify and manage market, credit, operational and compliance risks in their existing and new activities in digital asset markets.
  • Maintain and develop their risk management tools to monitor and take measures to mitigate market and credit risk exposures
  • Assess and challenge potential solutions to business processes associated with operational risk. Develop and implement policies and procedures to manage, control and optimize these risks
  • Monitor trading activity to identify potential compliance risk
  • Assist in the KYC process when onboarding exchanges and counterparties
  • Analyze digital assets market developments and help build, revise, and enhance risk methodologies and processes for their  activities in these markets
  •  Perform risk control self-assessments through analyzing potential impact and likelihood of risk events
  • Lead Digital Assets Risk Committee meetings
  • Collaborate closely with the Trading and Finance teams on a daily basis.

What will you bring?

  • Strong academic background in quantitative fields such as statistics, financial mathematics, or computer science
  • 4+years of relevant work experience in the financial risk management and digitals assets field ideally in the proprietary trading or buy-side domain in the financial industry
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Understanding the digital asset market structure (for example Custodians, Exchanges, Defi)
  • Experience with analyzing and managing the risks associated with digital assets
  • Ability to communicate complex information and ideas to key business stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills
  • Self-starter, proactive attitude and an out-of-the-box thinker 

They hire from the top 1% of the global quant community and they reward accordingly. Superb basics + OTE are offered. Beyond this, they provide their staff with an extensive range of training and personal development opportunities, as well as the chance to work with the latest technologies.

While they work hard, they also have a lot of fun. As part of the “family”, you’ll get to enjoy the annual company trip and numerous social events throughout the year.

My client has a strong preference for people who bring something exceptional to the table. Github and outstanding universities/grades will be evidence of this. TU Delft, Eindhoven, Twente, TU Aachen, Munich, Heidelberg, ETH Zurich, French famous engineering schools are obviously interesting educational backgrounds.

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