Job description Posted 23 January 2023

Traded Risk Transformation Project Manager   HSBCJP00044353 -

London/ Hybrid

£650 PAYE/ £834.81 Umbrella

6 Month Contract – Likely extensions

Our client HSBC are currently seeking an experienced Traded Risk Transformation Project Manager to join their team in the London office/remote working, this contract will be for 6 months with a review to be extended.

Role Purpose

Act as a Project Manager and Business Analyst in the EMEA Traded Risk Transformation team. The EMEA Traded Risk team is responsible for the successful implementation of strategic applications as well as BAU project activities to ensure the highest level of data quality and integrity for Risk Management and to comply with Regulatory commitments.

Impact on the Business

•           Support implementation of Transformation agenda including upcoming PRA/ECB regulatory commitments across London, Paris, Germany, MENA and other sites

•           Efficiency improvement of existing fragmented and manual systems

•           Global consistency and improved control framework     

Customers / Stakeholders

Deliver effective systems in close co-operation with the following stakeholders;

•           Market Risk Management

•           Traded Credit Risk Management

•           Front Office Desks across all asset classes

•           Regulatory & Risk Analytics (GRA)

•           Independent model review (IMR)

•           Traded Risk Control

•           Global Wholesale Credit & Market Risk

•           Group Risk Technology

•           Front Office IT


Leadership & Teamwork

•           Delivery of transformation projects

•           Liaise with global/other regional BAs and project managers to leverage knowledge and ensure successful transformation implementation

•           Work effectively within the team on cross component projects.


Operational Effectiveness & Control

Be cognizant of the need of a strong control environment and ensuring process improvements are being prioritized

•           Control process is in line with internal and external regulation (PRA, SOx, KPMG, etc.)            

Major Challenges

•           Fragmented environment with large number of source and legacy systems

•           Constantly changing regulatory environment

•           Local specifics and (legal) restrictions

•           Dependencies on Front Office IT priorities

Role Context

•           The role is based in London, working closely with Risk Managers and Risk Controllers to ensure smooth delivery of complex projects and workstreams

•           Changes to Risk systems are governed by external regulators, which require the project manager to ensure communication channels are open and available between the Risk Managers and the Regulatory & Risk Analytics teams

•           Responsible to ensure the wider change delivery team is kept abreast of changes in the region and are being engaged in the improvement process

Management of Risk

The jobholder will ensure the fair treatment of our customers is at the heart of everything we do, both personally and as an organisation.

The jobholder will also continually reassess the operational risks associated with the role and inherent in the business, taking account of changing economic or market conditions, legal and regulatory requirements, operating procedures and practices, management restructurings, and the impact of new technology.

This will be achieved by ensuring all actions take account of the likelihood of operational risk occurring.

Also by addressing any areas of concern in conjunction with entity management and/or the appropriate department.

Observation of Internal Controls

The jobholder will also adhere to and be able to demonstrate adherence to internal controls. This will be achieved by adherence to all relevant procedures, keeping appropriate records and, where appropriate, by the timely implementation of internal and external audit points, including issues raised by external regulators.

The jobholder will implement the Group compliance policy by containing compliance risk in liaison with Global Head of Compliance, Global Compliance Officer, Area Compliance Officer or Local Compliance Officer. The term ‘compliance’ embraces all relevant financial services laws, rules and codes with which the business has to comply.


This will be achieved by adhering to all relevant processes/procedures and by liaising with Compliance department about new business initiatives at the earliest opportunity. Also and when applicable, by ensuring adequate resources are in place and training is provided, fostering a compliance culture and optimising relations with regulators.

Role Dimensions

•           Interacting with multiple systems on a day-to-day basis with multi-million trade volumes, supported End-to-End

Knowledge & Experience / Qualifications


•           Detailed knowledge on trading business & products, risk methodology and regulatory framework. Specifically expertise in all Asset class product types, Counterparty risks, Market risks, Cross-Risks, trade characteristics and hedging strategies

•           High degree of understanding of Traded Risk (Market and Counterparty Risk) terminology and concepts – exposure calculation approaches, Traded Risk Internal Controls framework, Basel II & III

•           Capable of exposure regression analysis and explaining differences between production exposure and target system generated exposure, through breakdown of variables

•           University graduate in Finance, computer science or numerated related disciplines

•           Experience in documenting requirements, validating functional specifications, drafting testing approach plans and user acceptance test cases

•           Able to understand and document processes using data flow diagrams

•           Experience in risk system development cycles and working with Risk Technology departments.  

•           Strong ability to understand and use complex systems and take a logical and constructive approach to investigating and communicating system problems

•           Understanding of how projects are delivered, including project lifecycle

•           High level of expertise in Excel & Access (VBA level), SQL, PowerPoint, Visio


•           Experience in working with the following departments in a large financial organisation; Risk Management, Product Control

•           Database design/knowledge


•           Attention to detail and a methodical & structured approach

•           Excellent communication and presentation skills

•           Strong time management skills

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