Investment Risk Analyst

Wisconsin Investment Board Madison , WI 53706

Posted 5 days ago


Making a Difference

SWIB is a trusted and skilled global investment organization managing the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and other separately managed funds. With over $165.6 billion in total assets under management, SWIB has been recognized by the investment industry for its teamwork and innovation that helps make it a premier asset manager. Sophisticated investment management strategies, forward-looking technologies, and strong internal asset management make SWIB a leading investment organization.

For public employees in Wisconsin, SWIB is a unique and valuable partner. Investing for the financial security of more than 652,000 individuals - and for the 1,500 Wisconsin employers who contribute on behalf of their employees - SWIB's strong management of the WRS has helped fuel one of only a few fully funded public pension funds in the country. SWIB's long-term investment returns meet the challenges of a constantly evolving investment landscape while helping grow and protect the assets of the WRS, which consistently ranks among the 10 largest public pension funds in the U.S.

We are a mission-driven organization and the participants we serve are our mission. By bringing a disciplined, prudent, and innovative approach to market opportunities, SWIB has been successful in generating respectable returns and maintaining the trust of the beneficiaries and stakeholders of the funds we oversee.


Home to Top Talent

SWIB is recognized as a premier investment manager because of the highly qualified staff successfully managing the assets of the WRS trust funds. SWIB is committed to investing in talented professionals that will help implement a robust and sophisticated investment strategy to manage over half of the trust fund assets internally and keep the organization at the forefront of the investment industry. As an innovative organization, SWIB offers professional development opportunities to help staff sharpen and expand their skills. Approximately 61 percent of SWIB's investment professionals are Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holders.

About the Team

Our Risk Management Division assesses, evaluates, and monitors both Investment Risk, Counterparty Risk, Liquidity Risk, and Operational Risk, and establishes dashboards of key risk metrics to report to the Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer (ED/CIO), Investment Committee and Supervisory Board. The team is responsible through strong collaboration for assessing, monitoring, reporting, and evaluating risks throughout the organization.

Position Overview

SWIB's Analyst of Investment Risk Analytics & Systems ("IRAS") will report directly to the Director of IRAS within the Risk Management division and will work with them and SWIB's Risk Management team on the integration of third-party risk systems; the development and reporting of all investment risk metrics and measures; and the development of all quantitative and analytical risk models in support of all other Risk Management functions.

Essential activities:

  • Understand the investment management business and develop deep knowledge of the investment management portfolios/strategies, investment processes, and risk management processes.

  • Will work/lead to enhance the investment risk management reporting and processes to ensure consistency and accuracy.

  • Develop, review and update procedures and controls for the investment risk function.

  • Design risk report templates and produce accurate risk reports for Investment Committee and daily investment risk. Provide risk commentary and risk explanation as needed.

  • Work on ad-hoc risk analysis projects on an ex-post and ex-ante basis.

The ideal candidate:

  • An advanced degree in finance, computer science, math, statistics, or related field. CFA/FRM/PRM will be a plus.

  • 2-8 years of work experience related to risk analytics or investment risk management work supporting risk systems. Knowledge of risk systems (including FactSet, Aladdin, Risk Manager) is desirable.

  • Experience is ideally gained at the multi-asset level within a buy side investment manager.

  • Experience in working with/understanding the various lifecycles of data management, extraction, loading, transformation to its applications in risk measurement and reporting.

  • Working knowledge in composing SQL queries and handling large structured and financial data sets.

  • Working knowledge of programming skills in Python, VBA etc. will be a plus.

  • Quantitative and statistical analysis skills is a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • An ability to be adaptive and thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Superb work ethic, attention to detail, team orientation, and commitment to excellence.

  • Team player - ability to work independently as well as work as part of a team.

  • Flexible - ability to work in a rapidly changing environment and to tight deadlines.

SWIB Offers:

  • Competitive McLagan-based total cash compensation

  • A comprehensive benefit package.

  • Educational and training opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Challenging work in a professional environment

The position requires U.S. work authorization and residency in, or willingness to relocate to the Madison, Wisconsin area. SWIB is prepared to offer relocation assistance as needed.

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Investment Risk Analyst

Wisconsin Investment Board