The UK Risk team contributes to the development of Fidelity International's business and to the protection of its clients, end-investors and business interests. The team provides proactive and high-quality risk support and oversight to the UK business which includes the provision of risk solutions, training and education, challenge, assurance and reporting of risk.
Purpose of the role
The role supports the UK businesses, with a focus on the retail distribution platform, ensuring that risks are managed in line with risk appetite, issues are resolved satisfactorily and risk frameworks are embedded and complied with. It provides direct oversight of proposition, product development, sales and marketing, and incorporates an end-to-end view of operational, change and technology support services.
The role involves working closely with colleagues in FIL Group Risk Management and with other Oversight functions, Policy and Business areas, and will be required to work across the matrix of functions that support the UK business in all of its locations.
Provide support to the designated business and coordinate risk activities. Provide risk insight and help the business to fully understand their risk profile.
Contribute to a proactive and open risk culture adopted across the business.
Proactively challenge existing practices and recommend risk solutions in consideration of good customer journeys and outcomes.
Identify, assess, manage and report emerging risks. Support risk assessment and scenario planning exercises and ensure that these are carried out on a regular basis, are insightful, forward-looking and actionable.
Assess risk management in change projects, liaising with technical teams and providing oversight at governance committees.
Embed Group-wide risk management frameworks and systems within the business. Drive continuous improvement and excellence.
Coordinate major incident and events and ensure that appropriate escalation takes place and mitigation activities are actioned. Provide analytical commentary and insight.
Support risk management training and education to increase risk awareness in the business.
Carry out risk-based reviews and provide assurance to the business, as required. Where control weaknesses or adverse customer journeys are identified recommend mitigation actions.
Continuously improve risk monitoring and reporting to key stakeholders and committees.
Support the business in prioritisation decisions.
Experience and Qualifications
Risk oversight and assessment experience is required for this role; experience in running risk and control analysis, including review and challenge of business risk profiles and of remediation and change initiatives.
Expertise in Financial Services is highly desirable, preferably Retail, with a sound understanding of investment and savings products and processes. It would be beneficial to have experience in areas of transaction settlement, CASS, brokerage, transaction reporting and liquidity management.
The successful candidate will be delivery focused and hands-on, able to work well under pressure and always with a professional demeanour.
He/she will have strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.
Internal Number: 4890235
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