Risk Expert Illiquid Alternatives – Focus Private Debt (f/m/d) in Frankfurt, Munich, London or Luxembourg

Allianz Global Investors

We are looking for a Risk Expert Illiquid Alternatives / Private Debt to join our team and work with the various Alternative Portfolio Management teams across different investment strategies in Europe, the US and Asia.~crlf~~crlf~The role will be responsible for providing independent opinion and oversight over single transactions and portfolios in the private debt space. To that end, the candidate will plausibilize investment recommendations by the portfolio management teams and validate their first opinion on ratings. Furthermore, the candidate will be involved in the ongoing portfolio monitoring and asset management process, support the further refinement of the governance framework and do risk reports for the private debt portfolio.~crlf~~crlf~The ideal person will have a multi-year experience as credit or rating analyst and prior experience in private debt risk management, possess strong analytical skills and excellent organization and communication skills. We expect a strong overall background in finance combined with the willingness to dive into details and a positive attitude to problem solving.

## Conducting risk assessments of investment proposals and providing an independent 2nd vote in investment committees~crlf~## Validate the portfolio management teams’ first opinion on ratings of private debt transactions~crlf~## Contribute to the development of the overall risk oversight framework over illiquid alternatives, in particular the rating approach, in close cooperation with portfolio management, including compliance to all applicable regulation~crlf~## Agree with portfolio managers on approaches to identify sources of risk and to evaluate the impact on single and portfolio level~crlf~## Reporting on private debt portfolios, including regular stress testing and communication of results to fund boards and management to discuss and evaluate control and mitigation efforts~crlf~## Support the build-out of the private debt platform by providing analysis and advice to management and by further enhancing the oversight framework on an ongoing basis~crlf~## Maintain an effective and cooperative steady communication with all relevant investment, middle and back office teams ~crlf~## Keep abreast of overall market developments in relevant asset classes using internal and external networks~crlf~## Serve as expert resource for inquiries from clients, distribution, legal and compliance teams on risk profile and overall characteristics of covered strategies~crlf~

## Master's degree in business, economics, law, math (or other quantitative discipline) with strong finance orientation~crlf~## Several years of experience as credit or rating analyst in a bank, rating agency, or other financial institution with a focus on investment risk management or adjacent areas within the private debt industry~crlf~## CFA, CAIA, FRM or a similar designation is an advantage~crlf~## Experience with alternative investments in general is a plus~crlf~## Excellent verbal and written communications skills to successfully explain complex financial topics, as well as a highly proactive client service focus~crlf~## Ability to work independently, think out-of-the-box and provide analysis and recommendations with credibility and confidence~crlf~## Willingness to travel (Europe and Global)

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 770 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 535 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest long-term, drawing upon our broad and innovative investment expertise, and leveraging resources globally to ensure a superior client experience wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors~crlf~~crlf~You are committed to creating value for our clients so that they can meet their financial objectives throughout their lives. You embrace a collegial culture based on strong values, take individual responsibility, and are dedicated to mastering challenging tasks. You aspire to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you since,~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors.~crlf~~crlf~

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