Head of Risk, Investments and AM

Bank Vontobel AG
Zurich, Switzerland
18 Nov 2022
26 Nov 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Headquartered in Zurich and New York, Vontobel Asset Management is a specialist investment manager with a multi-boutique approach. Each of our boutiques draws on dedicated investment talent, an established performance culture and robust risk management. We provide leading-edge products and solutions for both institutional and intermediary clients with a strong commitment for delivering performance.

Our boutiques comprise Quality Growth, Sustainable Equities, vescore, Multi Asset Investing and fixed income under Vontobel and Twenty Four Asset Management brands. We actively manage over US$ 140 billion of assets on behalf of our clients worldwide. Vontobel has a strong and established presence in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Based in Zurich the Head of Risk, Investments and AM reports to the Global Executive Board and is responsible for leading the global risk team that is responsible for Investment and Business Risk management across Vontobel Investment Boutiques.

Your opportunity Responsibilities

As Head of Risk, Investments and AM you are responsible for managing and overseeing of all risk functions across our six boutiques and for various legal entities. You will drive and continuously develop the strategic investment portfolio management risk approach and the translation into effective policies. You will engage on performance and risk with our six boutique heads and their senior portfolio managers on an ongoing basis. You will drive the Investment Performance Forum for the firm and lead the firm's major risk committees.

Key duties include

  • Define and implement the company's risk management vision across Vontobel investment boutiques
  • Ensure best risk practices across our investment boutiques
  • Lead the firm's major risk and performance committees, including at Board of Directors level
  • Lead the risk management team across all areas of risk (market, credit, investment, liquidity, business)
  • Manage, inspire and develop your team and establish clear roles and responsibilities
  • Be the SME for all legal entity risk matters


  • Experience leading a complex investment risk function across an international investment firm
  • Broad multi asset experience gained from an active investment management firm
  • Experience in building Investment Risk functions within an international investment firm
  • Skilled problem-solver, communicator and influencer, used to working closely with executive leaders and regulators
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • A confident communicator
  • An interest and awareness of current financial markets
  • Impeccable knowledge of financial instruments and a good understanding of the investment industry
  • Trusted and empathetic people leader, passionate about building and enhancing individuals and teams.
  • Experience required in third party Risk systems
  • Relevant technical university degree
  • Languages: fluent written and spoken communication in English. German in addition being an advantage.

Thank you for applying to Vontobel. We will carefully review your application and will respond to you in a timely manner.

At Vontobel, we are an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity.
We value the many voices within our teams and are committed to creating an environment where everyone who wants to be part of our performance culture can be themselves. It is based on mutual respect and zero tolerance for any form of discrimination.

If you have any questions you can contact us through our contact form .
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