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Operational Risk Manager, Private Markets

New York

As an Operational Risk Manager in the Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets Risk team, you will have the opportunity to apply your risk skills and experience to play a key role in implementing and further developing Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets’ risk strategy. You should have a continuous improvement mindset and be comfortable interpreting and balancing commercial issues within a risk framework.

You will report into the Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets Americas Head of Risk and be based in New York. The Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets Risk team supports the Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets Division in providing risk and sustainability guidance on transactions, new products and opportunities and implementing a strong operational risk management framework, including assessing that critical controls of the business are designed and operating effectively.

You will work closely with executives across the Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets business, Macquarie’s central Risk Management Group and other specialist areas of Macquarie to reinforce a culture of risk management across Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets. This opportunity will require some travel, domestic and international.

In this role, your key responsibilities include:

  • Providing guidance to Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets Americas staff on implementation of framework and policy queries
  • Assisting the Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets Americas Head of Risk with advice and support to transaction and asset management teams
  • Incident management including investigation of root cause, recording of operational risk incidents and ensuring appropriate follow-up actions are implemented
  • Ensuring timely and appropriate completion of various risk and sustainability tasks and projects including Asset Risk Management Framework Assessments, service provider reviews, and general transaction compliance
  • Performing control assurance to ensure Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets’ critical controls are designed and operating effectively
  • Preparation of Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets Americas risk reporting and insights for presentation to Senior Management
  • Supporting the Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets’ semi-annual risk and control self-assessment process
  • Preparation of risk training materials and presentations to Macquarie Asset Management Private Markets investors on risk
  • Performing regular risk monitoring activities across the global business and escalation of issues to the appropriate Regional Head of Risk

A Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of relevant experience (e.g. Operational Risk, Internal or External Audit, Risk management, ESG, etc.) are required in this role. Being an analytical/lateral thinker and confident communicator, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build strong relationships within the business, as well as having the ability to initiate and lead conversations regarding anticipated and emerging issues will also be imperative.

Your strong attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and work both independently as well as collaboratively within a team will be helpful in this position.

If you are a well-organized, self-starter with a flexible, can-do attitude and proven ability to sustain high levels of performance in a fast-paced, output focused environment, apply today via the link.

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About Macquarie Asset Management

Macquarie Asset Management is a large scale, global asset manager, providing clients with access to a diverse range of capabilities and products across infrastructure, real estate, natural resources, private credit, fixed income, equities, multi-asset and liquid alternatives. As at 31 March 2021, Macquarie Asset Management had $A562.2 billion of assets under management.

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The health and wellbeing of our employees is a priority. We continue to focus on providing a safe workplace for our people, our stakeholders and those who visit us, and are committed to contributing to the safety of the communities where we live and work.

In line with evolving health regulations and many of our industry peers, we require all Macquarie employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of full vaccination in order to attend the office and to participate in external meetings and business travel, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

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The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and an inclusive workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’, we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

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About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 17,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

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Job no: MAM-961753
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: New York
Category: Mid-level, Asset Management, Risk Management
Group: Macquarie Asset Management
Division: Real Assets
Recruiter: Maria Norris
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