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Risk Expert Illiquid Alternatives - Focus Private Debt (f/m/d)

Job Level:  Professional

Senningerber g, LU, L-2633

Available until:  30/10/2022
Area of Expertise:  Risk Management
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Employing Entity:  AllianzGI GmbH /LU Branch
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  15435

15435 | Risk Management | Professional | Allianz Global Investors | Full-Time | Permanent

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We are committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.


Risk Expert Illiquid Alternatives – Focus Private Debt (f/m/d) 
Location: Senningerberg, Luxemburg 

We are looking for a Risk Expert Illiquid Alternatives / Private Debt to join our team and work with various Portfolio Management teams across different Private Markets investment strategies in Europe, Asia and the US. The role will be primarily responsible for risk reporting for private debt portfolios, data collection and management, rating validations on single transactions and performing plausibility checks on the investment recommendations of the portfolio management teams. The ideal person will have experience as a credit or rating analyst, and 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.


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Develop Key Risk Indicators and risk measurement tools to enhance risk reporting
  • Perform stress-testing and portfolio risk monitoring activities
  • Preparation of risk reports for private debt portfolios and presentations for senior management, Allianz committees and external investors
  • Conducting risk assessments of investment proposals and providing an independent 2nd vote in investment committees 
  • Assess portfolio risk along various dimensions of risk, including concentration risk, liquidity risk, climate change/ESG, etc.
  • Validate the portfolio management teams’ first opinion on ratings of private debt transactions
  • 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
  • Maintain an effective and cooperative steady communication with all relevant investment, middle and back-office teams
  • Keep abreast of overall market developments in relevant asset classes using internal and external networks
  • Serve as expert resource for inquiries from clients, distribution, legal and compliance teams on risk profile and overall characteristics of covered strategies
  • Support ad-hoc projects and initiatives as required to support the evolving risk framework


Key Requirements/Skills/Experience:


  • Master's degree in business, economics, law, math (or other quantitative discipline) with strong finance orientation
  • At least approx. 3 years of experience as a fundamental credit or rating analyst in a bank, rating agency, or other financial institution with a focus on investment risk management
  • Experience with project finance is a clear plus
  • CFA, CAIA, FRM or a similar designation is an advantage
  • Experience with any of the following are considered an asset: analysis, assessing ESG and climate change factors, using risk systems (e.g. MSCI RiskMetrics) and financial modelling
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills to successfully explain complex financial topics, as well as a highly proactive client service focus
  • Ability to work independently, think out-of-the-box and provide analysis and recommendations with credibility and confidence


About Allianz Global Investors
Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 600 investment professionals in over 20 offices worldwide and managing EUR 578 billion in assets. Data as of 30 June 2022
We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives. 
Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you 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.
We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you need support to navigate our websites or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to


Active is: Allianz Global Investors
AllianzGI completed the transfer of investment teams (including 87 Investment Professionals) and USD 101bn of assets they manage to Voya Investment Management as part of a strategic partnership. Two thirds of the assets continue to be managed on behalf of AllianzGI clients outside of the US.