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  • Location: South Bay, California
  • $225000 - $300000 base salary
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #847
  • Salary: $225,000.00

An alternative investment managing firm focused on private equity, credit, and real estate is seeking a Principal, Investment Risk. This position will work closely with leadership and both Investment Risk teams in carrying out the strategic functions of the group by developing and enhancing investment risk procedures and processes, as well as reporting and analytics tools, with the goal of identifying, monitoring, communicating, and managing major asset and fund risk concerns.


  • Lead and actively identify, measure, and communicate market (and non-market) risks across the portfolio to senior management
  • Direct the development of analytical tools for ad-hoc risk analysis at both the portfolio and company level, such as factor exposures, beta, VaR, attribution, and scenario analysis
  • Enhance the framework for monitoring market, exposure, and company-specific risks across the portfolio
  • Assist in evaluating complex, large transactions potentially involving highly granular credit-like collateral
  • Collaborate with risk management teams to maintain a consistent risk framework across the organization
  • Cultivate productive working relationships with key stakeholders in investment management, finance & control, regulatory, legal, and compliance for long-term success
  • Participate in and contribute to regular committee and department meetings
  • Support additional ad-hoc projects and requests as needed


  • Bachelor's degree in sciences, math, engineering, or economics (MBA, Advanced degree in quantitative finance, and/or CFA preferred)
  • 8-10 years of professional experience in finance, including 3+ years of senior-level experience
  • In-depth knowledge of alternatives and broader fixed-income markets
  • Proven track record in developing, building, and overseeing risk management processes
  • Strong understanding of various inputs to the credit investment process, including portfolio management, research, trading, and risk
  • Experience navigating global/country/sector credit cycles, including evaluating risk at both name and portfolio levels, with expertise in analyzing risk for portfolios of illiquid investments.
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