Traded Risk Process and Analytics Senior Analyst, HSBC

Traded Risk Process and Analytics Senior Analyst, HSBC

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London, England
Job Type
Full Time Job
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Date Posted
1 year ago
Sofia Madison
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Role Title: Traded Risk Process and Analytics Senior Analyst

Business: Risk 

New or Existing Role: Replacement 

Grade: GCB4

Some careers have more impact than others.

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a real impression, join HSBC and discover how valued you’ll be.

Global Risk is a thriving and expert risk management function supporting HSBC globally with all aspects of risk management. The team actively manages a varied and dynamic range of risk types, including security, fraud, information security, contingency, geopolitical, operational, credit, pension, insurance, financial crime and regulatory compliance, market and reputation risks. All parts of the Global Risk team use their skills, insight and integrity to handle established threats and those they see emerging, acting to protect and enable HSBC to deliver sustainable growth. 

We are currently seeking an ambitious individual to join our team as Traded Risk Process and Analytics Senior Analyst working together with colleagues to define, manage and achieve divisional business targets. 

Role Purpose

This role sits under Wholesale Credit and Market Risk function, and is part of the Global Risk Organisation.

The Traded Risk function monitors, evaluates and manages market and counterparty risks impacting across the HSBC Group. It is responsible for establishing the global risk management framework for Traded Risk, and plays a key role in ensuring that the Bank is compliant with current and future regulatory requirements relating to Traded Risks and their capitalisation. As outlined in the Enterprise Risk Management Framework, Traded Risk’s role as risk and control owners forms part of the First Line of Defence. Their role as risk stewards forms part of the Second Line of Defence.

Traded Risk is committed to establishing innovative and globally standardised risk solutions to service our stakeholders. This is underpinned by a set of core principles:

  • Partner with the Business to enable them to make appropriate risk/return decisions by providing an effective risk framework and capability
  • Support, drive and embed the Bank’s broader Risk Strategy, meet our Regulatory commitments, and protect the capital of the Bank 
  • Adhere to an agreed set of risk policies and activities, whilst in parallel providing bespoke solutions and ad hoc responses to regulatory and stakeholder demands
  • Embed a Global Operating Model, supported by standardised models, processes, governance and infrastructure
  • Ensure consistent and transparent reporting lines, providing ownership and accountability across the Global Operating Model
  • Provide a challenging and dynamic environment to attract, retain and grow our talent
  • Empower our data providers to succeed through an effective control framework and regular engagement, to optimise performance
  • Establish a globally centralised Transformation capability to deliver robust risk solutions that meet both our internal and regulatory requirements
  • The Traded Risk Analyst is a results-driven individual with a deep understanding of risk data, process, analysis and systems who aspires to innovate, improve and embed solutions that enable effective risk management in market and/or traded credit risk.


In this role, you will:

  • Co-ordinate and conduct predominantly quantitative analysis, and perform investigations and root cause-analysis
  • Support Risk Managers with the generation, calibration, and maintenance of risk measurement techniques and models
  • Responsible for the application of internal HSBC Policies relating to Traded Risk and supports the maintenance of the Risk Framework
  • Perform timely risk limit monitoring and provides guidance on potential breaches, with appropriate escalation
  • Provide analysis to support and inform risk decisions on trades, risk exposures and new products
  • Identify and escalate issues to Risk Management through appropriate and targeted review and validation of risk data, controls and reporting
  • Actively participate with regulatory exercises to support regulatory engagement 
  • Be responsible for production of ad hoc and bespoke risk reporting, and risk-related presentation packs (and MI) for senior management
  • Work closely with Global Transformation to optimise risk measurement and analysis capability through the introduction of new technologies
  • Identify improvements to infrastructure, including streamlining, standardising and globalising processes and reporting
  • Work closely with data providers to define data controls and the approach to assurance testing these controls
  • Interact regularly with Global Markets Middle Office, providing an escalation point, and acts as a conduit to Risk Managers





To be successful in the role, you should meet the following requirements:


  • University graduate in finance, computer science or any other quantitative related degrees
  • Experience working in a risk control/reporting team
  • Experienced leader managing a team (onshore and offshore)
  • Experience in dealing with many stakeholders across sites and managing expectations
  • Experience with analytical reporting, e.g. explanation of a transformation by decomposition
  • Detailed knowledge of financial markets, trading business, market risk measures
  • Detailed knowledge of risk calculations, systems, VaR Backtesting, IRC, Volcker, RWA reporting and regulatory framework 
  • Understanding of key risk factors for products, risk sensitivities and how they are measured
  • Expert in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to deliver change to enhance processes and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and business analysis skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent presentation skills to brief senior management on topics and summarise key information 


  • CFA or FRM qualification
  • Experience in related banking area, e.g. Product Control, Front Office
  • Up to date with current market/economic issues and an understanding of the changing regulatory landscape
  • Knowledge of software development tools (VBA, Python, etc)


You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

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As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/long term health condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate. Within the work place you will have access to various employee resource groups which aim to promote and achieve a healthy work / life balance and support our diversity ambitions. HSBC has in place processes in order to avoid nepotism, which means to avoid creating circumstances in which the appearance or possibility of conflicts of interest may exist within the hiring process.

Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

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