Market Risk Associate


Seize this great opportunity with our Market Risk team to work in an exciting and dynamic environment where your contribution is recognised from day one. Key to our success is the entrepreneurialism we encourage in all our people, and we give you the opportunity to progress your career as quickly as your ability demonstrates. This is an entry level position, so no prior industry experience is required as long as you can bring strong relationship building skills and a keen interest in financial markets.

Market Risk is concerned with measuring and limiting Macquarie's exposure to adverse movements in market rates - stock prices, commodity prices, interest rates, and foreign exchange rates. Due to the diversity and complexity of the products that Macquarie trades, this is a constantly challenging responsibility, but one that is pivotal to the Macquarie way of doing business.

On a daily basis, Market Risk is responsible for setting, monitoring, reporting and enforcing risk limits across all the trading areas of the Group. In addition, Market Risk approval is required on all new deals and products prior to trading. Whether it is an innovative exotic derivative structure, or the purchase of an entire trading business, Market Risk Analysts work closely with the front office to ensure that the risks arising from the new venture are fully understood, and adequately constrained.

As an Associate in our Sydney office, this role will see you:

  • oversee the monitoring and reporting of risk metrics daily to senior management, including the CEO, CRO and CFO
  • interact with the front office traders to ensure that the market risks arising from day-to-day trading positions are fully understood and managed appropriately within the limit framework
  • analyse structured trades and approve new products / structures for a range of trading desks including Australian power, gas and emissions, Australian equities, FX and interest rates
  • set and manage appropriate trading limits. Ensure that the risk framework appropriately captures and constrains market risk run by the trading desks
  • liaise with back office and support staff to ensure that the trading systems adequately represent the risk profile of the trading books, and that risk numbers are reported in an accurate and timely manner
  • be immersed in the global financial markets. Understanding what drives financial markets and keeping abreast of market news and trends is vital part of understanding and identifying potential risks
  • operate in a global environment with staff in Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Geneva, New York and Houston.

To be successful in this role you will have strong analytical ability and decision-making skills. You will also have:

  • effective interpersonal skills to foster strong relationships with clients and stakeholders across all levels, including regular interaction with the front office traders
  • the ability to switch between detailed day to day activity and problem solving and managing higher level, long term activities and objectives
  • the ability to sustain high levels of performance under pressure and short deadlines
  • ability to conceptualise, anticipate and articulate emerging issues
  • a keen interest in financial markets
  • effective verbal and written communication skills
  • a bachelor’s degree with a focus on engineering, science, maths, technology or economics preferred

To find out more information and to submit your application please apply to the links below.

About the Risk Management Group

The Risk Management Group (RMG) is an independent and centralised function responsible for objective review and challenge, oversight, monitoring and reporting in relation to Macquarie’s material risks. RMG designs and oversees the implementation of the risk management framework. Its divisions include Credit, Market Risk, Regulatory Affairs and Aggregate Risk, Financial Crime Risk, Compliance, Operational Risk, Behavioural Risk, Enterprise Support and Internal Audit.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

Macquarie understands the importance of diversity and inclusion - our long history of success has come from being different. At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. The one thing we all have in common is our focus on high performance. If you're capable, motivated and can deliver, we want you on our team. 

We recognise that flexibility comes in a variety of forms. Talk to us about what flexibility you need.


Seize this great opportunity with our Market Risk team to work in an exciting and dynamic environment where your contribution is recognised from day one. Key to our success is the entrepreneurialism we encourage in all our people, and we give you the opportunity to progress your career as quickly as your ability demonstrates. This is an entry level position, so no prior industry experience is required as long as you can bring strong relationship building skills and a keen interest in financial markets.

Market Risk is concerned with measuring and limiting Macquarie's exposure to adverse movements in market rates - stock prices, commodity prices, interest rates, and foreign exchange rates. Due to the diversity and complexity of the products that Macquarie trades, this is a constantly challenging responsibility, but one that is pivotal to the Macquarie way of doing business.

On a daily basis, Market Risk is responsible for setting, monitoring, reporting and enforcing risk limits across all the trading areas of the Group. In addition, Market Risk approval is required on all new deals and products prior to trading. Whether it is an innovative exotic derivative structure, or the purchase of an entire trading business, Market Risk Analysts work closely with the front office to ensure that the risks arising from the new venture are fully understood, and adequately constrained.

As an Associate in our Sydney office, this role will see you:

  • oversee the monitoring and reporting of risk metrics daily to senior management, including the CEO, CRO and CFO
  • interact with the front office traders to ensure that the market risks arising from day-to-day trading positions are fully understood and managed appropriately within the limit framework
  • analyse structured trades and approve new products / structures for a range of trading desks including Australian power, gas and emissions, Australian equities, FX and interest rates
  • set and manage appropriate trading limits. Ensure that the risk framework appropriately captures and constrains market risk run by the trading desks
  • liaise with back office and support staff to ensure that the trading systems adequately represent the risk profile of the trading books, and that risk numbers are reported in an accurate and timely manner
  • be immersed in the global financial markets. Understanding what drives financial markets and keeping abreast of market news and trends is vital part of understanding and identifying potential risks
  • operate in a global environment with staff in Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Geneva, New York and Houston.

To be successful in this role you will have strong analytical ability and decision-making skills. You will also have:

  • effective interpersonal skills to foster strong relationships with clients and stakeholders across all levels, including regular interaction with the front office traders
  • the ability to switch between detailed day to day activity and problem solving and managing higher level, long term activities and objectives
  • the ability to sustain high levels of performance under pressure and short deadlines
  • ability to conceptualise, anticipate and articulate emerging issues
  • a keen interest in financial markets
  • effective verbal and written communication skills
  • a bachelor’s degree with a focus on engineering, science, maths, technology or economics preferred

To find out more information and to submit your application please apply to the links below.

About the Risk Management Group

The Risk Management Group (RMG) is an independent and centralised function responsible for objective review and challenge, oversight, monitoring and reporting in relation to Macquarie’s material risks. RMG designs and oversees the implementation of the risk management framework. Its divisions include Credit, Market Risk, Regulatory Affairs and Aggregate Risk, Financial Crime Risk, Compliance, Operational Risk, Behavioural Risk, Enterprise Support and Internal Audit.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

Macquarie understands the importance of diversity and inclusion - our long history of success has come from being different. At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. The one thing we all have in common is our focus on high performance. If you're capable, motivated and can deliver, we want you on our team. 

We recognise that flexibility comes in a variety of forms. Talk to us about what flexibility you need.

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