Business Risk Manager

Ruffer LLP

Business Risk Manager Job Brief

We have a vacancy of Business Risk Manager in our company, Ruffer LLP. This vacancy is based in London SW1E. Please go through the job detail mentioned below.

Position Title: Business Risk Manager Job
Company: Ruffer LLP
Work Type: Full Time
City of work: London SW1E
Last Date to Apply:
URL Expiry: 2023-03-26
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Business Risk Manager Job Detail

Are you an experienced Business Risk Manager?

Do you have solid experience working within Asset Management/ Investment Management?

We are currently recruiting a Business Risk Manager to join the Business Risk team in our London office. The role is responsible for the ongoing, operational implementation of Ruffer’s risk management framework as well as for the design, implementation, and delivery of a third-party risk oversight framework.

The successful candidate will need to provide flexible support, leadership, and governance to this developing area. Strong analytical thinking and problem solving, effective organisation and a clear and approachable communication style are key attributes.

Our Business Risk team has wide range of responsibilities, all aimed at providing a strong operational risk function. They are involved in both the operational day to day and governance of the business. Involvement with and contribution to all team responsibilities will be expected within this role.

Key tasks include:

  • Ownership and delivery of Ruffer’s operational risk management framework including:

Oversight of the identification of risk and mitigating controls
Independently assessing inherent and residual risk
Monitoring and reporting on key risk indicators

  • Ownership and delivery of Ruffer’s third party risk oversight framework including:

    Liaising across the business to identify, understand and risk assess all third party relationships. Oversight of due diligence procedures at inception and on an ongoing basis, identifying gaps and working with the business to provide complete, accurate and useful reports.
  • People:

Managers in the risk team are expected to work collaboratively across the organisation, building strong relationships and providing effective leadership within project teams.

Strengthening a sense of ‘one team’, encouraging collaboration and positive working relationships between the team and the Firm.

  • Regulation and Standards:

    Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of relevant regulations and standards and explaining this to stakeholders
    Development of external network to understand industry norms and standards

Skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications

The individual is expected to demonstrate the following, working with our clients and colleagues:

  • At least five years of risk oversight or related experience
  • Intellectual curiosity – desire to learn about new areas of the business or industry, understand requirements and translate them to the Ruffer business
  • A strong interest in third party oversight
  • An ability to work collaboratively across the business with excellent people and communication skills
  • A “self starter” who can bring and debate new and topical ideas
  • An understanding of the relevant standards and regulations and an ability to weave these into a commercial framework
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn

Ruffer operates a 60:40 hybrid working policy, 60% of working time from the office and the option to work the remaining 40% from the office or at home.

About Us

Ruffer has been providing investment management services for institutions, pension funds, charities, financial planners, and private clients, in the UK and internationally since 1994. Our preoccupation is with not losing money, rather than charging headlong for growth. It’s by putting safety first that we have made good money for our clients. Through boom and bust. Successfully navigating three major market corrections – the bust, global financial crisis and covid-19. In all we do, we seek to be responsible investors, integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into our investment process. The Ruffer approach is unchanged from when the firm started in 1994. Our investment process is different to most. It is designed to protect and grow the value of our clients’ portfolios – avoiding large losses and harnessing the power of compounding over time. Put simply, we take on the responsibility for managing risk on of our clients.

Ruffer’s single investment strategy is defined by two simple investment objectives:

  • Not to lose money in any 12-month period
  • Generate returns meaningfully ahead of the return on cash


Ruffer strives for a diverse and inclusive workplace where our staff respect and understand individual differences. To create a truly inclusive culture, we aim to recruit, develop, and retain diverse talent and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

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