Risk Analyst

Risk Analysts evaluate the risk in portfolio decisions, project potential losses, and determine how to limit potential losses and volatility using diversification, currency futures, derivatives, short selling, and other investment decisions. They strive to identify, manage, reduce or eliminate existing risks. Risk Analysts must analyze developments in the market and recommend new strategies based on that information. They also analyze financial statements in order to lower risk and build capital. Risk Analysts must monitor and evaluate current and past strategies, and be aware of which areas of risk pose the largest threat to the company.

Risk Analysts generally possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree in Finance, though a graduate degree is preferred. Strong research, qualitative, and quantitative skills are also required.