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Risk Manager - Investments

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Risk Manager - Investments - ACC

ACC's Risk & Performance team within the Investments Group is an independent team responsible for monitoring risk across the fund. This includes gaining a complete understanding of risks inherent across the portfolio, advising on and monitoring controls, portfolio exposure limits, trading behaviour and conduct, completing due diligence on external managers, and reporting risk issues to management and the Board Investment Committee.

As a key strategic and risk management thinker within the Investments Group, this role will report to the Head of Investment Risk & Performance, with the objective of ensuring that the investment risk framework is embedded within the Investments Group whilst driving the ongoing development of sound risk management practices to ensure risk is managed to optimal levels.

The role:

  • Manage and continually improve the investments risk framework, ensuring it is effective, agile, and responds well to external and internal change.
  • Maintain organisational awareness of investment processes and controls, and proactively develop these in collaboration with business owners to drive out unwanted risk. 
  • Provide pragmatic and insightful reporting on risks relevant to the Investments Group. 
  • Remain ahead of emerging best practice in risk management for investment funds and consider potential applications for the Investments Group.
  • Manage the operational due diligence programme of our external managers. 
  • Lead the operational risk team, developing their capability and talent to act as trusted risk advisors to the Investment Group. 
  • Champion opportunities to embed Whāia te Tika (ACC’s Māori Strategy) and to promote diversity and inclusion.

Your background

We’re looking for an experienced risk management professional who displays excellent understanding of the risk landscape and an appreciation of emerging risks. 

You will have broad and well-developed knowledge of risks within an investment management or financial markets context and be a pragmatic practitioner who takes pride in providing practical risk management advice.

You will likely possess:

  • A tertiary qualification in accounting, finance, economics, or similar discipline
  • Relevant experience (8+ years) within an investment manager, bank, financial services organisation or consultancy firm. 
  • A well-developed understanding of financial market products and controls.
  • A strong working knowledge of risk management frameworks and standards


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