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Senior Financial Risk Manager Private Debt - Robeco

Location: Rotterdam
Employment: Full-time
You will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day financial risk management of our private debt capability. The ideal candidate has hands on experience in reviewing wholesale credit propositions and handling impaired loans.


Who we are
Financial Risk Management is a corporate department within the CFRO domain that supports the Executive Committee (ExCo) of Robeco by identifying, monitoring and reporting on market, counterparty, liquidity, sustainability, model, and strategic risk. As Financial Risk Manager you will be part of an international team that consists of passionate and driven risk professionals. Financial Risk Management is responsible for the risk management of both the client portfolios and the enterprise itself.

Position & Requirements

Who we are looking for
Robeco is expanding its private debt capability. The Financial Risk Management department is therefore looking for an experienced (credit) risk manager that is able to support this growth from a second line perspective.

You will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day financial risk management of our private debt capability. The ideal candidate has hands on experience in reviewing wholesale credit propositions and handling impaired loans. You have a thorough understanding of covenants, terms and conditions and loan valuation, which allows you to actively challenge and advice the loan managers on risk related matters.

Furthermore your expertise allows you to improve our risk policy framework to ensure that the specific characteristics of this capability are fully integrated. It is a dynamic role within which you will also play an active role in strategic projects of the FRM team. You will collaborate with several stakeholders (e.g. portfolio management, legal, compliance, restrictions) within the company, and will be expected to actively promote risk awareness throughout the organization.

Therefore we are looking for a dedicated and professional (credit) Risk Manager who is ready for the next step in his or her career. To succeed in this role, you have excellent analytical skills combined with a pragmatic approach, which will allow you to ensure efficient daily risk management of the investment portfolios that fall within you responsibility. You are a team player and have strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with both internal stakeholders and (potential) clients of the fund.

The position involves a variety of activities, including;

  • Day-to-day risk management for our product range, with a focus on the private debt capability.
  • Challenge private debt loan managers and review credit proposals.
  • Ensuring that our risk framework and policies cover all key risks and all relevant aspects in a consistent, transparent and proactive manner.
  • Thorough assessment of portfolio risk exposures in relation to actual and future risk drivers in financial markets
  • Creating awareness and transparency regarding the relevant risks in portfolios through communication with relevant stakeholders.
  • Contributing to and participating in relevant (credit) committees on behalf of Financial Risk Management.
  • Supporting senior management with ad-hoc risk assessments, reviews and advice.
  • Participating in various projects to enhance and continuously improve our risk framework and processes.

We offer:

  • A challenging and varied position in a professional environment and rapidly changing industry;
  • An organization that welcomes personal input and initiative with short reporting lines to senior management;
  • Plenty of room for self-development;
  • Excellent terms of employment

The ideal candidate:

  • Has an academic degree, (preferably in) Econometrics, Economics or Finance.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in (credit) Risk Management, preferably within banking or the asset management industry;
  • CFA Charter holder and/or Certified FRM is a plus;
  • Has strong analytical skills, accurate and pragmatic;
  • Works independently while remaining a strong team player;
  • Possesses excellent communication skills - both written and oral, as well as effective presentation skills;
  • Is hands-on, down-to-earth, proactive, problem-solver and result-oriented;
  • Is capable to translate ideas into concrete proposals and changes;

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. An assessment and integrity test may be used in the selection procedure.


Information and application:


Please send your application for Senior Financial Risk Manager Private Debt at Robeco in Rotterdam including your CV via our website.

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Job posted
13 oktober 2021
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