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Investment Banking

Investment Banking Business Risk Manager

At Vontobel, we are committed to actively shaping our future. We create and pursue investment opportunities that get our clients ahead. As a global financial service provider with Swiss roots, we specialize in wealth management, active asset management and investment solutions that fit.

The Business Risk Manager represents Vontobel’s Investment Banking business as a first line of defense to focus specifically on controls, risk and process governance and adherence to regulations and best practice. The individual will assist with the creation and delivery of robust procedures, devise and monitor appropriate controls and deliver management information. The individual will report to the COO of Vontobel Investment Banking.

Within our team Architecture & Digitalization in Zurich we are looking for an Investment Banking Business Risk Manager (80-100%).

Your challenge:

  • You act as central entrance window in terms of Operational Risk Control and Compliance concerns and coordination function between 1st and 2nd Line of Defense
  • In your function, you maintain an overview of the relevant business processes and control environment (1st line of defense) within Investment Banking in Switzerland, Germany, UK, Dubai, US, Singapore and Hong Kong in cooperation with local representatives) and know the associated compliance and operational risks
  • As a Business Risk Manager, you coordinate, monitor and ensure the completion of the annual Risk & Control Self Assessments (RCSA) in Investment Banking (Support and Coordination between Process, Risk and Control Owner)
  • You critically review the results of the RCSA in Investment Banking in order to ensure appropriate assessment quality before the release to Operational Risk Control (2nd line of defense)
  • You inform the IB Management (BU Head) on a regular basis by means of reports on the current status of work and results regarding RCSA and the Internal Control System of Investment Banking


Your qualification:

  • Excellent knowledge in Investment Banking and Finance, especially trading related processes
  • University degree in Business, Mathematics or Physics would be an advantage (but is not mandatory)
  • Proven track record in Risk Management of Financial Instruments
  • Experienced in project and process management, specifically regarding front-to-back operational processes
  • Loyal personality with willingness to work hands-on, practice-oriented and self-contained
  • Capability to work with a precise analytical mindset and to maintain a high level of compliance with relevant regulations and best practice
  • Tenacious and team-oriented personality
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic and challenging field with clear commitment to flexibility
  • Proficiency in English language
  • German would be an advatage
Franca von Waldburg, Corporate Human Resources, +41 58 283 54 67

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