Risk Manager


About Spectrum:
Spectrum is the latest in a long line of trader-focused innovations from the IG Group, an innovative new approach to retail trading for those who want 24-hour trading access to the markets with complete transparency, increased choice and maximum control.

Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, we offer a new way of dealing in securitised derivatives for the Pan-European retail market; aimed at financial institutions and their retail investors. Since launch, trading has been available in: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Finland.

Our best-in-class technology ensures we safely match a significant number of orders and process multiple quotes every second, meaning retail investors can be confident in trading what they want, at the price they want, at any time. BaFin authorised, we're forever exploring new ways to light up potential within people, technology and the markets, so that we can enable our customers, and importantly their retail investors, greater access to unlock a new world of opportunities. Opening the door to a more regulated, reliable, and rewarding tomorrow.

By defying convention, removing complexity, and working closer with our customers, it is our belief that we can empower the retail trading community.

Location: Frankfurt

Job Purpose: To oversee all aspects of risk control, ensuring that business is conducted within the operational risk and other relevant risk limits decreed by the Management Board.

Role Responsibilities: Oversee and champion all aspects of the risk control environment, including governance, communication, maintenance and development of the Spectrum risk framework and continued compliance with prudential regulations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain the local risk strategy.
  • Provide support, advice and reporting for the senior management on risk related matters.
  • Support the CRO in leading the continued development of the local risk department through the areas of governance, team development and technical awareness.
  • Oversee and develop the key functions of the Risk Controlling to ensure they are in line with regulatory requirements and market standards, including:
  • Production and review of the ICAAP
  • Oversee and review stress testing.
  • Develop and prepare proposals for the Management Board regarding the local risk appetite.
  • Regulatory capital management and compliance with the rules.
  • Ensure risk management is embedded within the culture, including building strong links with the other control functions of Compliance.
  • Support the development of the local Risk Controlling including drafting Risk Control policies and procedures and overseeing the division of responsibilities locally.
  • Develop and maintain business continuity arrangements Provide key management information and reports for local and group management.

Personal attributes:


  • Significant financial services experience in a Risk Management, ICAAP, Capital Planning, Risk Bearing Capacity, Risk Appetite, Stress Testing, SREP, MaRisk
  • University education in finance/business/accounting or similar with additional trainings
  • Experience with regulatory engagement and financial services obligations in Germany
  • A high level of business English and German is a requisite for this role (oral and written)