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Senior Risk Analyst


Senior Risk Analyst

Business Area: PAIR

Place of Work: London

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has circa 396,000 members, and over £60 billion in assets, we’re one of the largest private pension schemes in the UK and in the top 50 worldwide. Established in 1974, we’re entrusted by over 350 higher education sector employers to manage and administer the pension scheme and its investments through our two companies, Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited and USS Investment Management Limited.
Our mission
To be the pension service of choice for the higher education sector for the long-term
The role
Lead the analysis and review of risks and resulting risk statistics of the pension fund as a whole as well as for the pension fund´s individual investment portfolios.
Key responsibilities
Delivering Results 
Develop improved total scheme asset only and asset-liability risk analysis and attribution
Contribute to the Strategic Asset Allocation process 
Work with the Funding Strategy function to incorporate enhancements in liability modelling into total scheme asset-liability risk analysis
Analysis and monitoring to support management of investment guidelines, leverage, counterparty, collateral and liquidity risk
When needed, support BAU process across the PAIR team for example the production of risk/performance statistics and reporting thereof

Managing Resources 
Automate and redesign processes to achieve efficient risk management 
Proactively drive development of analytics and bring rest of team on-board with plans

Managing Relationships 
Participate in meeting and discussions with StratCo, desk heads and the wider organisation to better understand requirements, get into the investment process early and to build trust

Managing Processes & Future Focus
Keep abreast of industry developments

Your experience
Numerical degree in Finance, Statistics, Mathematics or the like
Long experience in investment risk modelling 
Excellent understanding of asset classes, instruments and risk management techniques
Good understanding of Strategic Asset Allocation methodologies
Good understanding of investment risk analysis and attribution particularly in the context of multi-asset class portfolios
Experience of analysing private market investments is favourable
Comfortable working with and manipulating time series data and conducting statistical analyses
Understanding of financial markets and instruments gained through courses or experience
High degree of computer literacy, ability to programme in SQL, Excel VBA, Python, or MatLab
USSIM is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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