Risk Management Analyst

| Chicago
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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world in the palm of their hand. We use the latest technologies to give traders seamless access to our proprietary trading platforms. Our Chicago office is in the heart of the financial district in the Loop, and is made up by our Leadership, IT, Analytics, and R&D teams.  

As the Risk Management Analyst, you will be working closely with the Trading, Operations, and Customer Service teams. A main focus of the role will be the ongoing monitoring of market risk across the entire order book: FX, indices, equities, and commodities. This includes review of trade flow, tracking market exposure, ensuring consistency of pricing, and performing risk-based hedging. An ideal candidate will have a trading background and will be able to identify strategies based on trade history and quantitative analytics. Understanding of market microstructures as well as overall macroeconomic trends will also be helpful. 

Experience in middle or back office at a trading firm, bank, or other financial institution while working with a trade or position-based level of granularity (e.g., position/cash reconciliations, corporate actions) is a definite plus. Experience with trade systems will be important in order to maintain bespoke product offerings and commercial terms for end tradersIdeally, you will have worked with FX, futures, and equities in the past and have a strong quantitative background, including work with SQL and/or Python. In addition, the candidate will have experience in all aspects of the Financial Services industry such as analysis of order books, trade processing, and/or market data. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Perform real-time management of risk and hedge as appropriate within agreed limits 
  • Monitor proprietary system of trade-based alerts and escalate as necessary 
  • Reconcile prime broker and margin liquidity providers' positions versus in-house positions 
  • Reconcile account cash balances to system P&L 
  • Monitor proprietary system of trade-based alerts and escalate as necessary 
  • Provide daily review and explanation of the positions, P&L, and risk profile of the trading book to senior management 
  • Liaise with colleagues globally to ensure smooth handover and synchronization of teams 

Requirements: 

  • Disciplined self-starter with ability to make well-balanced decisions and solve problems under pressure 
  • Must be available to work during APAC trading hours 
  • 1-3 years' work experience in trading-related area, probably middle or back office 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in economics, computer science, mathematics, or a hard-science from an accredited university 
  • Experience with trading systems on a technical level 
  • Proficiency in Excel and SQL (R/Python a plus) 

Our Benefit Offerings:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage available
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Transit deduction options
  • Global Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k and Roth 401k (retirement planning) options available and competitive company match
  • Generous Paid Holidays
  • Monthly gym reimbursement
  • Fresh beverages and snacks in office
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Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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