What do they do?

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

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  • 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.

Basic Skills
Reading Comprehension
Active Listening
Critical Thinking

Technical Skills
Operation Monitoring
Programming

Social Skills
Social Perceptiveness
Coordination
Persuasion

Systems Skills
Judgment and Decision Making
Systems Analysis
System Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills
Complex Problem Solving

Resource Management Skills
Time Management
Management of Personnel Resources
Management of Material Resources

  • 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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