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Risk Team Lead

IMC Financial Markets is a proprietary trading firm and market maker for various financial instruments listed on exchanges throughout the world.

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Risk Team Lead


IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.


We now operate globally from offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney and Mumbai. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.

Technology - At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.

Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds, they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.

Business Support - Around the world, IMC’s business support teams are essential for sustaining our success. In our dynamic environment, we have many exciting challenges and multidisciplinary opportunities to shape our operations and make a real impact.


Our employees are our greatest asset so we give them lots of responsibility and the support they need to make a difference. Our structure fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. It makes no difference if you have been with us for three days or three years, the best idea wins.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun; whether solving complex challenges or in team building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute towards a better society through our foundation.


IMC is currently looking for a Risk Team Lead for our Mumbai office as we continue to expand our presence. The Risk Team operates closely with our Trading and Technology teams to manage and mitigate the risks associated with IMC’s trading strategies across various products, exchanges, and technologies. The Risk Team is responsible for identifying and assessing risks, determining adequate controls, and developing risk metrics and tools to monitor these risks. The team’s areas of responsibility are market, credit, liquidity, and operational risk.

The team acts as a key stakeholder in ensuring that the firm’s business plans are within its risk appetite and engages directly with the business on the review and challenge of risk management actions.

We are looking for someone with risk management, trading and technical expertise. Attention to detail, quantitative expertise and proactiveness are keys to success.

What you’ll do:

As both a hands-on Risk Manager and Team Lead at IMC, you'll identify and manage the risks in IMC's existing and new trading strategies across various markets and grow capability within the team. More specifically:

  • Identify, monitor, and mitigate known and potential sources of risk to the firm.
  • Manage the firm’s electronic trading risk (day-to-day operations, trading team requests, limit setting).
  • Oversee business operational risks, escalating issues appropriately to firmwide stakeholders
  • Lead in implementing and improving our risk policies, methodologies and limits.
  • Engage closely with key stakeholders across our global business including trading teams, technology, and numerous back-office functions (e.g. finance, clearing, business development, compliance).
  • Develop the firm’s risk toolkit continually.
  • Assist Compliance with any risk-related regulatory matters.
  • Analyze financial market developments and help build, revise, and enhance risk methodologies and processes for IMC’s trading strategies
  • Promote a strong risk awareness culture within the organization, encouraging risk-conscious decision-making and adherence to the firm’s risk appetite


  • Strong academic background in a quantitative field (quant finance, econometrics, mathematics preferred).
  • 6 years of experience in a Risk Management position in a Trading / FO role.
  • Deep understanding of financial products like equities, futures, options including their risk profiles.
  • Deep understanding of market risk measures, concepts, and regulatory rules: VaR, stress testing, Greeks.
  • Strong technical skills with knowledge of data processing and analysis technologies (SQL, Python, HDFS, Bloomberg).
  • Ability to code in Python preferred.
  • Excellent trouble-shooting and diagnostic skills and the ability to solve problems related to risk infrastructure.
  • Desire and ability to communicate complex information and ideas to key business stakeholders.
  • High level of Integrity.


IMC is a world-renowned market maker with offices in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific. We use algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities across multiple trading venues. Our vital role, at the centre of the financial markets, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers worldwide.

In the late 1980s, IMC quickly identified the importance of technology in the fast-evolving trading environment. Our passion for innovation continues to drive us today. Although our company has grown rapidly over recent decades, we still approach our work with the same entrepreneurial spirit, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation. We like our people to think for themselves and we give them the responsibility and support they need to make an impact. This means real work as well as dedicated training programmes and mentors.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun – whether solving complex problems or taking part in team-building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute to a better society through our foundation.

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