Legg Mason

  • Junior Risk Analyst

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
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  • Position 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.


    Our Investment Risk Management team 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 currently hiring a Junior Risk Analyst to join the team in Downtown Baltimore that has a passion for technology and experience in programming, econometric math, and data analysis.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Provide support for a multi-asset investment risk oversight program. Assist a team who reviews and monitors a variety of investment risks. (i.e. liquidity, market, credit, counterparty, leverage and concentrations).
    • Coordinate the large amount of data that comes into the organization from numerous diverse sources. Perform a full suite of data activities including error cleansing, trend identification, querying and data aggregations. Help build a state-of-the-art ecosystem for big data storage and data analytics.
    • Assist in the quantitative techniques used to identify risk taking activities. Help perform regression analysis, stress testing and factor modeling.
    • Assist in identifying key market trends. Monitor daily markets for large or unusual movements. Execute market dashboards and heatmaps for the investment risk oversight team.
    • Build monthly risk reports that drive discussions within the team and broader organization.
    • Ad-hoc Quantitative Analysis: Contribute to new product development, market research and other quantitative initiatives as assigned by members of the team.


    • 0-3 years of experience in risk management or the capital markets.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics or related field.
    • Desire to pursue of PRM, FRM and or CFA designations.
    • Proficiency with Excel and database queries
    • Curiosity and passion to learn risk models and about the financial markets
    • Experience thriving in a fast-paced, creative and innovative landscape.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Self-motivated, curious and able to work independently.
    • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and balance daily work.
    • Ability to travel to our other US and non US office locations on occasion.
    • Ability to be present in the office during regular business hours unless otherwise authorized.

    Company Overview

    About Legg Mason


    Since its founding in 1899 in Baltimore, Maryland, Legg Mason has evolved into one of the largest asset management firms in the world, serving individual and institutional investors.  Today's Legg Mason is a diversified group of global asset management firms ("affiliates") who are recognized for their proven investment expertise and long-term performance. The distinctive Legg Mason “multi-affiliate” business model provides clients with a broad spectrum of Equity, Fixed Income, Liquidity and Alternatives solutions, from mutual funds to US college savings plans to variable annuities to separately managed accounts.

    Legg Mason has approximately 3,100 employees with 31 offices globally.  Acting through its affiliates, Legg Mason provides investment management and related services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds and other investment vehicles. These products and services are offered directly and through global distribution capabilities established with leading partners, including banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and independent advisors.


    Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit-sharing, paid time off, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and much more.  Learn more about our benefits here


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