JSE Vacancies: Risk Manager x 2 Positions

Posted on :

19 Nov, 2013

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Management Jobs in South Africa

The Risk Manager will be responsible for producing and presenting papers with regard to various policy and strategic matters on the clearing of securities and driving various project initiatives.

The Risk Business Manager will report to the Head: Risk Management in the Post-Trade Services Division while the the Risk manager will report to the Head: Risk Management in the Post-Trade Services Division.


Responsibilities / Outputs

  • Interpret strategic direction of the organisation
  • Undertake policy research into existing financial market infrastructures internationally relating to clearing with a risk management focus
  • Develop a comprehensive risk management framework and supporting policies in the absence of a precedent
  • Enable the monitoring of clearing members’ portfolios (e.g. wrong way risk, concentration risk) on a real time basis
  • Create processes and procedures to reduce or mitigate risk from additional trading activity
  • Assess the CCP’s ability to liquidate positions upon the default of the counterparty
  • Facilitate the production and analysis of reports based on the output of the risk positions;
  • Undertake comparative research and analysis with respect to regulatory developments and international competitors
  • Assess the impact of any impending regulatory changes not only on the CCP but on banks as they deal with the CCP.
  • Identify, interpret and analyse strategic business direction and its impact on current business operations.
  • Solution design – requirements specifications, facilitate enhancements and issue resolution
  • Translate technical, risk related concepts and requirements to non-technical internal and external stakeholders;
  • Define risk management requirements for new and existing systems to facilitate strategic goals
  • Identify potential new service offerings for financial market infrastructures
  • Develop and maintain relationships with market participants, regulators and other stakeholders;
  • Develop and maintain internal relationships
  • Set up and attend stakeholder research visits and presentations
  • Identify sources of market and credit risks in the derivatives markets and throughout the settlement cycle in other markets.



  • An Honours degree containing quantitative and analytical subjects e.g. Information Systems, Statistics, Financial Management, Engineering etc
  • 5 to 10 years solid business or risk experience in the financial markets industry e.g. Investment banking/stockbroking
  • Counterparty or market risk experience
  • Experience in using and establishing a financial markets risk measurement system
  • Practical knowledge of financial market infrastructures and terminology is required
  • Solid experience working in and leading a multi-disciplinary team, fostering collaboration and teamwork.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial market instruments, on exchange and off exchange
  • Solid experience in interacting with internal and external customers with demonstrated customer service orientation.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite of Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Working knowledge of the JSE and its products and services would be advantageous
  • Skills Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure
  • Flexibility to work in a changing, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think in terms of business outcomes / results
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, coordinate and manage multiple, and often conflicting initiatives
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and external stakeholders


Personality Traits

  • Strong work ethic
  • High level of curiosity, energy and enthusiasm
  • Service delivery and outcomes driven
  • Team player
  • Self-starter
  • Risk awareness
  • Flexibility


How to Apply for JSE Vacancies

Job Title Risk Manager
Reporting To (Job Title) Director od Post Trade Services
Job Type Classification Permanent
Location – Town / City Sandton
Division Post Trade Services
Department Post Trade Services

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Job Title Risk Business Manager
Reporting To (Job Title) Head: Risk
Job Type Classification Permanent
Location – Town / City Sandton
Division Post Trade Services
Department Risk

Click here to apply online


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