Type of opportunity:
Our Risk Management department monitors, measures and manage risk within our trading activities, assets and client portfolio. The global financial crisis of 2008/9 put risk management into the spotlight for Banks and Regulators and the department is a key partner to senior management in understanding the risk their businesses are exposed to. For example, the team work closely with Desk and Product heads in Sales & Trading to ensure they understand the risk of the trades and products they create and because these evolve frequently, it is vital that a Risk professional understands and keeps abreast of all new and complex financial instruments – such as derivatives.
The team also assist in major strategic decisions for our organisation – for example expanding into a new product market or geography – evaluating the potential risks and challenges to these initiatives.
In addition, the team reviews the Credit Risk of our clients and counterparties – the likelihood that they will fail to meet their obligations in accordance with our agreements.
You will be in the penultimate year of your degree and be on course to achieve a min 2.1, however in addition we are looking for individuals who will learn and drive our business forward by bringing with them a winning spirit, the ability to inspire trust and provoke diversity of thought.
Applicants must also be able demonstrate their interest to work and succeed in financial services and be:
To be successful in Risk – it is likely that you will have studied a maths or science based discipline, be very comfortable analysing numerical data and statistics and have a keen attention to detail. You will receive comprehensive training in the financial markets and the products Mizuho operates in. Further, rotations within the team, will give you a thorough understanding of all the different aspects of Risk.
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