Risk Management

Risk Management

In recent years economic uncertainty has had a major impact on how financial institutions operate. Organisations that used to operate and run smoothly due to analysis of forecasts and projections, now resist from making decisions that are set in stone. Organisations now have a renewed focus - managing risk. Risk management teams identify, evaluate and prioritise risks and act to minimise and control adverse events or maximise opportunities that come with disruption.

Following the global financial crisis, risk management teams have become increasingly important to help protect financial markets and prevent firms experiencing further fines and sanctions. In the ten years following the 2008 global financial crisis, banks paid fines of US$321bn (€289bn). Germany’s biggest financial institution, Deutsche Bank is the most high profile example of such fines - in September 2016, the bank received a fine totalling US$7.2bn (€6.5bn) for its part in mis-selling mortgage securities.

Important trends suggest that risk management is set to experience even more sweeping changes in the next decade. A recent report by McKinsey & Company explains, "Today, about half of the risk management employees are dedicated to risk-related operational processes such as credit administration, while 15% work in analytics. The reports forecasts that by 2025, these numbers will be closer to 25 and 40%, respectively."

The Global Asscociation of Risk Professionals (GARP) aims to educate and inform risk professionals at all levels, from those beginning their careers in risk to those leading risk programs at the largest financial institutions across the globe. The organisation led by German Chapter Director, Markus Quick, offers a Financial Risk Manager programme that is respected across the globe. Achieving this accreditation is great way to bolster your career progression.

Our Berlin based consultants are specialists in their markets, recruiting top talent for organisations in risk management sector throughout Germany and the rest of Europe.

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Selby Jennings: A specialist talent partner for risk management

Selby Jennings is a leading specialist talent partner for banking and financial services. Our global financial technology team provides permanent, contract, and multi-hire recruitment from our offices across three continents.

For more than 15 years, clients and candidates have had peace of mind that the specialist risk management recruitment process is in safe hands.

From streamlining processes and upskilling workforces to staying cutting edge by employing flexible work models, we advise enterprise leaders on when to strike and how. We also provide expert insight to risk management professionals on benchmarking benefits packages and salaries and assist them through their career moves.

Whether you’re interested in securing the very best risk management talent or you’re a professional looking for risk management jobs, the Selby Jennings’ risk management team delivers exceptional talent to industry-leading clients and candidates.

Benefits of working with Selby Jennings’ global risk management team

We are a specialist talent partner. Among the many benefits of working with Selby Jennings’ global risk management team are:


We have nearly 20 years of experience as a leading talent partner in Financial Sciences & Services.


A vast, global network of the best, in-demand professionals, working with the world’s largest financial institutions to innovative fintech start-ups and beyond.


Our award-winning talent specialists offer bespoke, tailored guidance on the latest hiring trends and industry news to help you achieve your goals.

Risk Management Jobs

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Credit Risk Analyst
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