Company Background 

As a leading financial technology firm, we leverage cutting-edge technology to deliver liquidity to global markets as well as innovative, transparent trading solutions and industry standard-setting analytics tools to our clients. As a market maker, Virtu provides deep liquidity that helps to create more efficient markets around the world. Our market structure expertise, broad diversification, and execution technology enables us to provide competitive bids and offers in over 19,000 securities, at over 235 venues, in 36 countries worldwide. Virtu offers a dynamic, meritocratic environment with a flat hierarchy. No finance background is necessary or expected. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to kick start a career in the financial technology space.

The Role

The risk team touches multiple parts of Virtu’s business lines and is responsible for the day to day monitoring of and ongoing evaluation of the firm’s risk.  The role requires daily risk monitoring and continuous communication with business units throughout the day.  The risk team is also responsible for ongoing evaluation and improvement of the firm’s risk processes, policies and procedures including the firm’s market access controls, business continuity planning and credit and capital control framework.

Full Responsibilities include:

  • Daily monitoring of firm’s trading risk GUIs across multiple business lines
  • Project coordination across onboarding, trade support, relationship managers, developers and trading desks
  • Business continuity planning
  • Evaluation and adjustment of client trading limits on a daily and permanent basis
  • Risk policy, processes and procedures review and improvements
  • Work with global counterparts to improve overall firmwide risk processes and best practices
  • Continuous evaluation of client/ counterparty risk

The Candidate

  • Bachelor’s or Masters Degree
  • 2 to 5 years experience in a trade support, counterparty risk or trading risk role
  • Ability to work in office
  • Project management experience; ability to manage daily risks processes and strategic risk projects
  • Strong relationship skills to work across a variety of roles within the firm including relationship managers, traders, trade support, developers and compliance personnel
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with MS office suite and Confluence
  • Equities knowledge is a plus but not mandatory
  • SQL knowledge is a plus

Virtu Financial is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, welcoming you for who you are and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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