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Market Risk, Group Manager

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Position Summary

Responsible for managing the second line defense function overseeing the Bank’s interest rate and liquidity risk. Monitors, oversees, and approves a range of risk-related activities. Creates and delivers risk-related reports to key senior management and board-level risk committees. Recommends the development, and directs the execution of, strategies and risk mitigation activities. Responsible for the development of the team members, and ensuring appropriate coverage of the functions in an efficient/effective manner.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assesses, identifies, and evaluates interest rate and liquidity risks and implements processes and procedures to ensure resolution or management of potential threats.
  • Focuses on and directs the analysis assessments, statistical reports and market trends.
  • Develops the strategy behind risk management controls designed to eliminate and mitigate interest rate and liquidity risks.
  • Develops contingency plans to manage potential crises.
  • Recommends overall strategy for risk management processes for the Bank, which includes an analysis of the financial impact on the company when risks occur
  • Explains the external risk posed by corporate governance to stakeholders
  • Identifies emerging risks and recommends/implements solutions to reduce risk
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Specifications 

  • Requires broad management and leadership knowledge to lead project teams multiple job areas.

  • Typically has mastery level knowledge and skills within the discipline interest rate and liquidity risk management and broad understanding of other areas within an overall second line, risk function.

  • Minimum 12-15 years prior relevant experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, or related field

  • Graduate degree in Finance, Economics or other technical field (preferred)

  • CFA (preferred)



  • Conducts/directs adhoc research, analysis and reporting

  • Approves Municipal and Corporate Bonds for Treasury's Investment Portfolio

  • Monitors daily exposures in the investment portfolio

  • Ensures timely delivery of Market and Liquidity Risk Reporting for ALCO and Board Risk Committee, and recommends enhancements to reports as necessary

  • Manages function that monitors daily market risk and liquidity risk positions against internal limits and

  • guidelines

  • Reviews existing policies and procedures, and the models & assumptions used by the five divisions to ensure that they adequately control Market activities within the risk tolerances defined by management.

  • Recommends improvements to market risk-related policies procedures, models and assumptions to improve efficiency and transparency of the respective activities.

  • Represent the Risk function in all Market Risk-related regulatory exams/reviews and Inspection audits

  • Credit Risk- Synthesizes market data and internal portfolio data informing a credit outlook. Ensure this outlook is communicated and discussed with both risk and line of business executives. Guides senior management towards applying a singular view on credit that will improve internal consistency in strategic decision making.

  • Identifies emerging risks and recommends/implements transactions (both in cash and synthetic markets) that reduce risk or enhance return relative to risk within the portfolio.

  • Develops core set of surveillance tools to identify deteriorating portfolios, excess concentrations and low risk-adjusted return positions.

  • Assists in the development and/or maintenance of risk appetite limits


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.



Equal Employment Opportunity Policy


Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law.   Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.  Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.


Primary Location: United States-California-San RamonJob Type: Full-timeJob: Risk Management