Global Head of Risk Management

Risk Chicago, Illinois


How You Can Make An Impact 

The Global Head of Risk Management will play a key role in the trading firm’s dynamic environment. This person will develop and apply analytic tools and techniques to define and enhance our risk management framework. This person will also identify and manage risks in Geneva’s existing and newly proposed trading strategies. The role will report to the COO and work closely with other members of the executive suite and board of directors.  

  • Define and drive enhancements to the firm’s Risk Framework
  • Update and maintain the firm’s Risk Manual as necessary
  • Work closely with Senior Management on identifying and assessing risks of potential and existing business lines
    • Participate in several management meetings per month
  • Supervise and manage all employees of the Risk team globally
  • Model, analyze, and optimize existing and new risk matrices
  • Drive the development and implementation of analytical risk models to provide insight into the firm’s various trading activities
  • Monitor risk on a real time basis, leveraging our monitoring and analysis framework to identify and communicate important risk-related information to traders and management
  • Interpret and utilize quantitative results from risk reporting efforts and communicate these effectively
  • Work directly with traders and senior management on escalated risk issues
  • Collaborate with trading and development team members to design and employ risk controls in Geneva’s proprietary execution software
  • Conduct regulatory reporting as required
  • Manage trading limits and trading software risk settings within the firm
  • Must be willing to receive training for new asset classes that the firm intends to participate in

What You'll Need 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in a quantitative discipline. (physics, finance, economics, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, or equivalent experience
  • CFA, JD, and/or MBA is a plus
  • At least 7 years’ relevant experience as a Senior Risk Manager in a derivatives trading environment
  • Experience with futures, options, cryptocurrency, and power trading strategies and risk management; trading through or managing risk through a market-crisis is highly preferred (i.e. 9/11 or 2008 events)
  • Experience building various models to evaluate and represent derivative market risk, including Historical Simulation, VaR, Scenario Analysis/Stress Testing, Greeks, Option profiles, etc.
  • Experience dealing directly with traders on risk-related issues
  • Experience and comfort dealing directly with senior management on risk-related issues
  • Deep understanding of futures and options trading (Fixed Income, FX, Equities, Commodities, etc.) and their Greeks
  • Detailed knowledge of exchange traded derivative products with an emphasis on their risk characteristics
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage others
  • Desire to work in a fast paced, collaborative, and entrepreneurial environment
  • Deep understanding of US, European and Asian regulatory environments including Dodd-Frank, Regulation Automated Trading (Reg AT), MiFID II and Japanese HST

Who We Are 

Geneva Trading LLC is a global principal trading firm founded in 1999 with offices in Chicago and Dublin. Our dedication to the improvement and optimization of our best-in-class proprietary technology allows our firm to compete on all levels in the global trading industry. We pride ourselves on a collaborative culture of integrity, trust, passion, and dedication to personal excellence. Our flat organizational structure and casual environment attracts individuals with the drive to innovate and has led to our consistent success. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status