Legg Mason

  • Senior Investment and Operational Risk Manager

    Job Locations IE-Dublin
    Req. #
    Corporate Risk
    Position Type
  • Position Overview

    Our Investment and Operational Risk Management person is responsible for identifying, measuring, managing, monitoring and reporting to management and the Board of Directors, risks that may materially affect Legg Mason. We are hiring a Senior Risk Manager to join the team in our new office based in Dublin, Ireland to provide investment and business risk oversight for Legg Mason's international fund suite. 

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Designated risk person under CP86
    • Compile and input information into risk data bases and models
    • Calculate, monitor and interpret risk levels
    • Prepare and communicate risk reports
    • Establish adequate written policies and procedures for oversight activities
    • Monitor risks against established risk profiles
    • Review and monitor investment risks including liquidity, market, credit, counterparty, leverage, concentrations etc.
    • Review and monitor relevant business and operational risks including, regulatory, reputational, outsourcing, pricing errors, business continuity etc.
    • Produce regular reports for fund boards and senior management
    • Represent risk program results to fund boards and oversight committees
    • Support US based risk efforts for global investment risk oversight
    • Respond to ad-hoc requests for risk statistic, characteristic and performance information.
    • Remain current on risk and performance related trends, topics and issues
    • Other duties as assigned


    • 8+ years of experience in capital markets
    • Educated to degree level in Finance, Economics, Mathematics or related field
    • Pursuit of PRM, FRM and or CFA designations
    • Demonstrated ability to transform complex investment concepts into executive level messages
    • Intermediate to advanced data mining skills
    • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of risk models and statistics
    • Proficiency with complex Excel formulas and database queries
    • Experience with market data providers such as Bloomberg or Factset
    • Prior experience with industry risk models (e.g. Barra, Northfield, Point, Axiom, Risk Metrics and etc.)
    • Comfortable with risk math (Volatility, correlation, covariance matrix, probability distributions and etc.)
    • Ability to calculate and interpret investment risk statistics
    • Working knowledge of market, credit and liquidity risk principles
    • Ability to travel to our US and non US office locations on occasion

    Company Overview

    Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, passion for results, empowerment, and a commitment to our profession. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.


    Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and annual discretionary bonus (dependent on company and individual performance).  A comprehensive benefits package including; medical insurance, dental insurance, pension and much more.  


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