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Investment Risk Manager - Fixed Income

Company: Franklin Templeton
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

At Franklin Templeton, everything we do is focused on one thing - delivering better client outcomes. We do that by partnering closely with our clients, assessing their strategic needs, and identifying the solution or solutions that can meet the challenge. Over 9,500 employees working in 34 countries around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 160 countries. For more than 70 years our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.What is the opportunity?At Franklin, risk management is at the core of the business. The Investment Risk Management Group (RISK) is looking for an Investment Risk Manager in the America time zone to work with senior members of the FTFIG (Franklin Templeton Fixed-Income Group) RISK team to independently manage the risk for specific asset classes, provide insight and thought leadership to the RISK team and the investment team regarding persistent risks and developing risks, work collaboratively with RISK, Technology, and investment teams to identify and build tools and applications for use in managing the investment risk of fixed-income portfolios, and contribute to the evolution of the RISK team as a leader. This position is a high visibility career opportunity for a candidate with solid risk management experience of institutional and mutual fund portfolios and strong technical skills. The RISK team works collaboratively with the investment teams and has formed good working relationships.The position will be challenging, exciting, and rewarding as the candidate will have contact with investment teams who manage billions of dollars, and gain experience to many fixed-income sectors (e.g., high yield, investment grade, MBS, Government, Floating Rate, Munis), derivatives, and strategies.This position can be located in one the following office locations: Baltimore, MD; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Toronto-Canada; Calgary-Canada; Mexico City; Sao Paulo-Brazil. Must have work authorization for the location desired.What are the ongoing responsibilities?

  • Oversee the independent risk management of the High Yield and Floating Rate (Bank Loans) strategies.
  • Identify persistent risks and developing risks of the strategies, develop insights and recommendations, document these risks, communicate insights and recommendations to RISK management, and present these findings and suggestions to the investment teams on a regular basis.
  • Contribute insight to the impact to Multisector portfolios from persistent and developing risks of High Yield and Floating Rate sectors and make recommendations.
  • Review or establish appropriate internal guidelines for the High Yield and Floating Rate portfolios, monitor these guidelines, and report exceptions on a regular basis.
  • Contribute to review of current risk system and risk measures and analytics from this system and provide recommendations for improvement; contribute to review of potential alternative risk systems.
  • Be an ambassador for conveying the mission of the RISK department and the framework of independent risk management including the guideline and escalation procedure and explain these concepts in client meetings when necessary.
  • Represent RISK at committee meetings such as the Complex Securities Committee meetings.
  • Lead the risk team in identifying projects for creation of tools and applications to improve our efficiency, defining requirements, prototyping, designing, and getting the projects implemented and delivered.
  • Collaborate with Investment Risk Services (RINO) to ensure proper use of technology and analytical platforms supported by the Risk Transformation team.
  • Collaborate with Technology Teams to ensure that software created conforms to engineering best practices, including making sure the code is well-documented and easily readable.
  • Mentor junior personnel by providing investment risk management training and sharing fixed income knowledge.What ideal qualifications, skills and experience would help the Investment Risk Manager be successful?
  • At least 10 years of investment risk management experience, particularly in High Yield and/or Floating Rate (Bank Loans). Previous portfolio management experience will be considered.
  • CFA and FRM
  • Masters or above preferably in finance, financial engineering or math, statistics, or other quantitative discipline with courses in finance and economics. MBAs will be considered.
  • Strong quantitative skills.
  • Strong technical skills. In particular 3+ years of Power BI and SQL experience preferred. Tableau, Python, Excel macro, VBA and other programming skills will be considered.
  • Experience with Bloomberg PORT preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently but also collaboratively, think out-of-the-box and provide analysis and recommendations with credibility and confidence.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects but focus on and complete priority tasks.#LI-HYBRID#MID-SENIOR-LEVELWhat makes Franklin Templeton unique?In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards-the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.Highlights of our benefits include:
  • Three weeks paid time off the first year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match on your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions, up to the IRS limits
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Onsite fitness center and recreation centerWe believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities. An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to, meet some of our people, and see what it means to say, "I AM Franklin Templeton".Franklin Templeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us at Franklin Templeton Careers to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.Franklin Templeton is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. If you believe that you need an accommodation to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an email to . In your email, please include the accommodation you are requesting and the job title and job number you are applying for. It may take up to three business days to receive a response to your request. Please note that only requests for accommodations will receive a response.

Keywords: Franklin Templeton, Bethesda , Investment Risk Manager - Fixed Income, Executive , Bethesda, Maryland

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