• Full Time
  • London


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  • Full-time




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  • Company pension
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • Private medical insurance

Full job description

Citi is looking for a senior in-business risk professional who will report into the Global Head of Prime Finance in-business risk (IBR) and have the responsibility for counterparty and platform risk management of Citi’s cash and synthetic Prime Brokerage and Equity Delta One business lines in the UK & Europe.


This is a first line of defence role, managing credit risk and monitoring the platform exposure by evolving the risk framework and other risk governance items to ensure a proper control environment and strategic platform development.


You will serve as the SME for Prime Finance, which includes Prime Brokerage, Equity Swap, and FIPB clearing, with client portfolios comprising of a broad range of asset classes and investment strategies including Equity Long/Short; Quant; Event; Multi-Strat; Macro and Credit Opportunity for Hedge Fund and Real Money counterparties.


As well as being the business representative for regional regulatory inquiries and requests you will also be acting as the key in-business escalation point for emerging counterparty risk events and crisis management and be responsible for effective communication to senior management and control functions. You will also have managerial responsibilities and represent IBR as a Member of the UK & Europe Prime Executive Committee


What you will do will be varied day to day, but the key drivers for the role are:

  • A high level of engagement with Sales, Trading, and other members of the business as it relates to client management and ongoing business initiatives. This involves participating in prospective client pitches and term negotiations, negotiating commercial margin terms, and incentivising strategic, risk-efficient balance growth through ongoing client dialogue.
  • Thoughtful and complete analysis with the intention of discussing risk concerns both internally within the business and control function partners, as well as effectively communicating Citi’s view to clients and regulators.
  • Identifying and escalating risks – credit, market, operational or legal – to senior management and Global IBR Head.
  • Continuously assessing and adapting to new products and market stress events and proactively proposing risk solutions.
  • Facilitating new client trades and managing existing portfolio exposures to ensure that risks, primarily market-driven counterparty risk, but also documentation, legal and reputational risks are controlled.
  • Develop strategic risk solutions and platform enhancement to help advance Citi’s competitive advantage. Active participation in managing the budget and strategic prioritization of Prime’s IT book of work.
  • Work closely with Credit Risk Management on the onboarding of new clients, sizing appropriate limits, and implementing flexible, dynamic margin methodology, as well as maintaining ongoing dialogue and promptly escalating issues with existing clients.
  • Establish positive culture within the EMEA IBR team by cultivating a productive and collaborative work environment.
  • Ensure full compliance with In-Business Risk procedures manual and other Prime Finance policies.


What we will need from you:

  • Due to the seniority of this role, experience of successfully managing a team of analytical and experienced decision-makers is key.
  • Experience of front office risk management or experience in a secured financing role with a very strong product knowledge of relevant Prime Financing platforms, asset types and client investment strategies a must.
  • Previous client-facing experience, preferably with Hedge Funds, and experience engaging with regulators on risk management-related issues.
  • A thorough understanding of client documentation and experience with negotiating term agreements.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, demonstrated aptitude for tackling analytical issues through quantitative modelling and assimilation of data into a working product.
  • Scenario stress testing skills essential, instrument modelling skills are desirable and working knowledge of a programming language(s) a plus.
  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams from Product, Sales, Credit, Technology, Operations and Compliance through both written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to maintain a balance of risk and reward to facilitate business growth while effectively managing risk and taking decisive action.
  • University qualified, ideally to Masters in a Mathematics, Science or Finance/Economics related qualification or CFA designation.


This role will appeal to the intellectually curious, analytical, and conceptual thinker who proactively seeks out problem to solve. The successful candidate will have experience leading large cross functional initiatives through their ability to collaborate and clearly communicate with team members across an organization.


What we will provide you:


By joining Citi London, you will not only be part of a business casual workplace with a hybrid working model (up to 2 days working at home per week), but also receive a competitive base salary (which is annually reviewed), and enjoy a whole host of additional benefits such as:

  • 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • A discretional annual performance related bonus
  • Private Medical Care & Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Special discounts for employees, family, and friends
  • Access to an array of learning and development resources


Alongside these benefits Citi is committed to ensuring our workplace is where everyone feels comfortable coming to work as their whole self, every day. We want the best talent around the world to be energized to join us, motivated to stay, and empowered to thrive.

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

Candidates applying for this role must be aware that it is a Certified Role, subject to the FCA and PRA Certification Regime.

The Certification Regime is one element of the Individual Accountability Regime which came into effect on 7 March 2016.

Under the Certification Regime, Citi UK regulated entities (Citi entities) must ensure that employees working in certain roles categorised as specified significant harm functions (Certified Roles) are assessed as fit and proper to carry out their role.

Under the guidance provided by the FCA and PRA, firms should have regard to the following when assessing fitness and propriety:

  • Honesty, integrity and reputation
  • Financial soundness
  • Competence and capability

In order to comply with the requirements of the Certification Regime, Citi entities must take reasonable care to ensure that an employee does not perform a Certified Role without first being certified as Fit and Proper. For this reason, you will be assessed for this role against the Fit and Proper requirements, as described above.

This assessment will be carried out through extensive interviews, self-disclosures, permitted criminal record checks, regulated reference checks, credit checks and other background screening checks.

Job Family Group:

Risk Management-

Job Family:

Business Risk & Control-

Time Type:

Full time-

Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Citigroup Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Citi”) invite all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to use our search tools and/or apply for a career opportunity review Accessibility at Citi.


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