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Investment Risk Manager – Adverse Impacts and Sustainability Risk (m|f|x) Frankfurt

Investment Manager
ohne Führungsaufgaben
mit betrieblicher Altersvorsorge


10. Juli 2024
Bewerbung bis
15. September 2024

At DWS, we’re capturing the opportunities of tomorrow. You can be part of a leading, client-committed, global Asset Manager, making an impact on individuals, communities, and the world.

Join us on our journey, and you can shape our transformation by working side by side with industry thought-leaders and gaining new and diverse perspectives. You can share ideas and be yourself, whilst driving innovative and sustainable solutions that influence markets and behaviours for the better.

Every day brings the opportunity to discover a new now, and here at DWS, you’ll be supported as you overcome challenges and reach your ambitions. This is your chance to lead an extraordinary career and invest in your future.

Read more about DWS and who we are here.

Team / division overview

The Chief Risk Office (CRO) within DWS is an independent function responsible for protecting the business as well as being a trusted adviser and partner for supporting sustainable business growth.

CRO is responsible for ensuring that DWS meets its regulatory and contractual commitments as well as the expectations of clients, shareholders and regulators that the organisation “does what is right rather than just what is allowed”. CRO seeks to protect DWS against losses and reputational damage, through effective oversight and advice, underpinned by an exemplary risk culture.

CRO has been designed to balance the need for alignment with the DWS business whilst maintaining independence and strong relationships with Group key control functions.

The CRO governance structure supports a holistic risk and control view. This ability for the control groups to work together seamlessly allows for effective and timely advice to our stakeholders and partners and effective decision making thereby managing the risks, and supporting the sustainable growth, of a world leading asset manager.


The recently established team within Investment Risk is in charge of the integration of Sustainability Risk, Adverse Impact and related aspects like Climate Scenario Analysis into the Risk Management framework and related control environments of DWS. Thus, the team is required to collaborate with various functions across the organization, both within the Risk Management Division to ensure a harmonized integration into the existing Risk Management Framework as well as with other Divisions of DWS group – in particular the Product Division and the Investment Platform. Additionally, the team is therefore required to develop a comprehensive understanding of existing processes and concepts while additionally being required to provide expert knowledge around Environmental, Social and Governance matters and their impact on our investees into the existing functions.

As an Investment Risk Manager you will (be):

  • Develop and establish concepts to integrate ESG factors into the existing risk and control framework across all dimensions in investment risk, in particular topics around sustainability, adverse impact and climate scenario analysis.
  • Develop a new second line of defence at portfolio and Legal Entity level for Principle Adverse Impact indicators.
  • Utilize sophisticated data analysis tools and techniques to analyse sustainability-related data and metrics, identifying emerging risks, trends, and opportunities that could impact investment performance.
  • Prepare and present reports on sustainability risk and adverse impact analysis to internal stakeholders, including portfolio managers, risk management teams, and senior leadership, using data visualization tools to effectively communicate insights.
  • Conduct portfolio reviews and support the future development of sustainability and climate risk appetite methodologies, tools and processes.
  • Act as a subject matter expert within the investment risk management group on sustainability risk, adverse impact and related matters.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the firm's sustainability risk management framework, methodologies, and tools through the application of advanced data science techniques, driving continuous improvement in our ability to identify, assess, and mitigate sustainability risks and adverse impacts.
  • Stay informed about regulatory requirements and industry best practices related to sustainability risk management and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards through data-driven analysis and reporting.

Profil / Ihre Qualifikation / Ihre Persönlichkeit:

  • University degree in finance, economics, environmental studies (or a related field) or data science. Advanced degree with a strong quantitative and data background preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in investment risk management, managing big data or sustainable investing function in the financial sector and/or equivalent corporate or management consulting experience in a relevant content area
  • Experience in the European and Global ESG Environment for Asset Managers considered a plus (e.g., regulations related to EU Action plan for climate change, TCFD, SFDR, or NZAMI)
  • Professional certifications related to sustainability, risk management, data science, or finance (e.g., CFA, FRM, GARP Sustainability and Climate Risk, Data Science Certifications) are a plus
  • CESGA (Certified Environmental, Social, and Governance Analyst) certification would be highly regarded.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and the ability to think critically about sustainability risks, adverse impacts and climate scenario analysis, and their potential impacts on our investment strategies.
  • Strong data science related skills, with ability of managing big data and create automation for new and existing processes and systems
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment, with a commitment to meeting deadlines and delivering high-quality, data-driven analysis.
  • Inherent interest in aspects and matters of sustainability risk, adverse impacts and climate risks as well as its economic and social implications.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and programming languages (e.g., Python, R, SQL, Tableau) for quantitative analysis and modelling
  • Advanced analytical skills (quantitative and qualitative) as well as advances skills in Microsoft Office packages (Excel / PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of financial instruments (transferrable securities and derivatives / structured products) as well as financial modelling concepts considered an advantage.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex data-driven analysis and insights to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent command of English language is a must (written and spoken skills), German is considered a plus

Das erwartet Sie

Without the ambitions of our people, our achievements wouldn’t be possible. And it’s important to us that you enjoy coming to work - feeling healthy, happy and rewarded. At DWS, you’ll have access to a range of benefits which you can choose from to create a personalised plan unique to your lifestyle. Whether you’re interested in healthcare, company perks or are thinking about your retirement plan, there’s something for everyone.

Some of our core benefits:

  • Physical and Mental Health Well-Being benefits including (but not limited to) Statutory Health Insurance (BKK), sickness benefit allowance and support helplines for employees
  • Family friendly benefits including generous parental leave packages (supporting all variations of family set-ups) and support in finding childcare options including DWS’s own kindergarten service
  • A wide selection of pension plans, Personal Budget Accounts to enable sabbaticals or early retirement and capital-forming benefits
  • The opportunity to support our CSR strategy which is focused on combatting climate change & achieving greater social justice. You can make donations to our partnered organisations or take part in corporate volunteering opportunities in your local communities by providing on hand support.

DWS’ current Hybrid Working model is designed to find the balance between in-person collaboration & engagement in the office, which is core to our working culture, whilst still remaining focused on supporting our employees with flexibility. We are committed to support flexible and hybrid working agreements across the globe. Depending on the location or role you are applying for, the split between working in the office and at home will be discussed and made clear as part of your application and interview process.

We will continue to review and evolve our working environments and methods to ensure that we are working in the best way possible for our people.

If you require any adjustments or changes to be made to the interview process for any reason including, or related to a disability or long-term health condition, then please contact your recruiter and let us know what assistance you may need. Examples of adjustments include providing a change to the format of the interview or providing assistance when at the DWS office. This will not affect your application and your recruitment team will discuss options with you.

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