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Associate Director, Regional Operational Risk (Americas/EMEA)

New York

Use your exceptional understanding of operational risk management in Equities to work side-by-side with our Macquarie Capital Equities division. Based in New York, you will report directly to the Global Operational Risk Lead for Equities. Your understanding of risk management will help you work with teams across the Americas, Europe, and globally in order to drive a strong risk management culture. 

This is a highly visible role providing risk and thought leadership across the Equities franchise. You’ll work closely with all Front-to-Back support areas (including Compliance, Finance, Operations and Settlements, Second-line Risk, Information Technology, and Internal Audit etc.). You will be part of a global, dynamic, and inclusive team. 

You will:  

  • Have strong problem-solving skills and be responsible for the execution and monitoring of risk management practices, operational issues and control breakdowns
  • Review and implement group-wide and divisional policies and procedures across the Northern Hemisphere
  • Identify, manage, follow up, and close incidents/issues
  • Drive increased operational risk awareness across the Business and any subsequent improvements where required
  • Risk-assess new activities, businesses, and products
  • Review and improve governance structures
  • Lead deep-dive reviews
  • Facilitate risk and control self-assessments
  • Manage Key Risk Indicators and Operational Risk Management reporting, both Business-aligned and Legal Entity 
  • Adopt a pragmatic approach to operational control that balances risk and returns in a commercial manner
  • Deliver projects on time, under pressure

Your skills and experience will include:

  • 10+ years of working with exposure to operational risk management in a trading environment, extensive Equities Market experience
  • A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • A curious and innovative self-starter, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and a strong commitment to integrity are essential
  • A high-level of confidence to build good relationships, engendering trust and confidence, and to challenge and question Front Office teams/senior stakeholders and mediate where necessary

If this sounds like you, and you’re interested in this opportunity, then please apply online today.

About Macquarie Capital

Macquarie Capital offers global capability in M&A Advisory, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Principal Finance, and Equity Trading and Research underpinned by deep specialist expertise across a range of sectors. Our people are empowered to think innovatively to address client challenges and originate opportunities, thinking beyond individual transactions to become a trusted adviser and partner over the long haul. From origination to execution, our unique combination of ideas, capital and expertise is transforming opportunity into reality for our clients and partners around the world.

With staff in 35 offices transacting across 31 countries, Macquarie Capital is a truly global business. A role in the team will expose you to a dynamic working environment and the opportunity to contribute to high-profile transactions whilst working in a business with the best people in the industry.

Our COVID-19 policy

In line with local regulations, all Macquarie employees in New York are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of full vaccination in order to attend the office and to participate in external meetings and business travel in New York City, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law. Outside of New York, proof of vaccination is not required to attend a Macquarie office, travel for business, or attend an external business event.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’, we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity or any other impermissible criterion or circumstance. Macquarie also takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

We equip our people with the support to work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 18,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: MacCap-967783
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: New York
Category: Senior, Risk Management
Group: Macquarie Capital
Division: Central
Recruiter: Christina Carnevale
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