Risk Management

Risk Management

Managing risk is a fundamental consideration for any organisation, particularly in a world that is constantly changing.

Not only will effective risk management help businesses navigate the pitfalls and challenges of macro and micro economic market conditions and new regulatory landscapes, it will allow businesses to take advantage of new opportunities by adapting and responding proactively.

The Lehman Brothers collapse of course changed the landscape of financial services risk management for ever, illustrating significant consequences and alerting Boards and stakeholders to the importance of accurate risk assessments and risk portfolios and sensible risk appetites.

Responding with ever increasing regulatory requirements in the form of initiatives such as Basel III, Solvency II, MiFID II and IFRS 9, the regulators have encouraged financial institutions to become more resilient to a wider range of risks. Reorganising businesses so that there are greater capital reserves, liquidity, transparency and accountability has driven substantial resources and importance towards the risk management functions along the First, Second and Third Lines of defence.

Ensuring that businesses are adequately protected across Market, Credit, Operational, Balance Sheet, Quantitative and Regulatory (prudential and conduct) risk is a premier agenda item for financial services leadership and a core driver of business growth and sustainability.

River Partnership are proud to have contributed to our clients Risk Management talent acquisition since our inception in the midst of the 2008 Financial Crisis. We have delivered on business critical mandates including:

  • Several Partner search mandates for Global Strategy Houses including subsequent Risk Advisory team build outs for Risk Experts and Risk Generalists
  • A 2016 Market/Credit Risk Quant Team build out for a large Asset Management business
  • Risk Partner and team build outs for Big 4 and niche Consulting Firms
  • Multiple global engagements with two Universal Banks
  • Critical leadership assignments for three insurance companies 

Our talented and experienced team provides executive search and bespoke competitor & market research to global financial institutions and management consultancies across key financial centers in London, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Geneva, Milan, Madrid, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, New York and Sydney.

Our delivery is underpinned by in-depth knowledge, market intelligence, fresh research, a proven methodology and an established international network of high-calibre risk management and compliance professionals.