Risk Manager

What do they do?

Analyze and make decisions on risk management issues by identifying, measuring and managing operational and enterprise risks for an organization.Risk Manager

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Some typical job duties include:

  • Identify, analyze, and document areas of potential risk to organizations.
  • Confer with traders to determine risks associated with trading strategies.
  • Devise risk-assessment models and conduct statistical analyses to quantify risk.
  • Gather risk-related data and develop risk management systems.
  • Produce reports and presentations that outline findings, and recommend changes.

Most Important Occupational Skills:

Basic Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking

Technical Skills

  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring

Social Skills

  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion

 Systems Skills

  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Judgment and Decision Making

Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving 

Resource Management Skills

  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Management of Material Resources

Just the Facts

  • Salary range: $30,000-$100,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Entry— Bachelor's degree; Management — Bachelor's degree (minimum), multiple years of work experience; Top-level management — Graduate degree (M.B.A), multiple years of work experience
  • Possible career path: Risk Analyst > Risk Manager > Vice President, Risk Management > Chief Risk Officer

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