Front-Office Market Risk Advisor (Gas & Power Trading Focus)

Houston, Texas

Post Date: 09/19/2017 Job ID: 1188 Industry: Energy-Front Office

A global energy trading & marketing firm is searching for an experienced market risk professional to join its front-office risk team. This is a proactive risk advisory role that interacts daily with the trading desk and fundamentals team to provide an independent analysis of risk around trading strategies. Responsibilities include highlighting key portfolio risk metrics, summarizing the themes and strategies of the trades and portfolios versus the broader energy markets, quantifying impact of new and material trades on the trades books and identification of risks not captured in systems and traditional risk metrics. In addition, position will be involved with assessing risk related to new business and complex transactions.  This position requires a strong commercial and fundamental understanding of physical and financial power and gas markets, as well as related instruments and derivatives.

Educational and professional requirements include: 

  • a bachelor's degree in Finance, Math or other quantitative field;

  • 3-6 years' experience in risk management in a gas & power energy trading environment; 

  • strong understanding of energy risk metrics/models;

  • advanced skills in Excel/VBA, Matlab (or other statistical package) and SQL; and

  • experience interacting with traders and upper management.

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