London, United Kingdom

Group Head of Risk

Full-time / part-time
Compliance & Risk
3 More London Riverside
United Kingdom

Job description

The position can be based in the UK, Ireland, Jersey or the I.O.M.

The Group Head of Risk is a new senior role that reflects and supports the Group’s continued commitment to the sound conduct of business and effective risk management, as well as the Group’s continued growth ambitions.  You will be responsible for leading a small team within the GRC function dedicated to the development and ongoing maintenance of the Group’s Risk Management Framework and Standards, with particular focus on, and responsibility for, the development and maintenance of the Group’s Enterprise and Operational Risk Frameworks. 

You will be responsible for supporting the business in ensuring that robust risk management standards are in place across the Group; providing oversight and challenge to ensure that identified risks are being managed effectively, escalating to relevant senior stakeholders when this is not the case; and for ensuring that employees are aware of the Group’s risk management framework and standards.


  • University Degree and/or relevant professional qualification
  • Proven ability to deliver and embed Enterprise and Operational Risk Management Frameworks across complex, multi-jurisdictional businesses 
  • Recognised Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Risk Management, with proven track record in delivery
  • Prior experience of working at a senior level in a Funds & Institutional (F&I) / Investor Services environment, and/or trust and corporate services business (TCSB) or Banking background
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to able to collaborate and influence effectively
  • People leadership experience

Additional information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.

Company description

IQ-EQ is a leading investor services group that brings together that rare combination of global expertise and a deep understanding of the needs of clients. We have the know-how and the know you that allows us provide a comprehensive range of compliance, administration, asset and advisory services to investment funds, global companies, family offices and private clients globally.  

IQ-EQ employs a global workforce of 3,000+ people located in 23 jurisdictions and has assets under administration (AUA) exceeding US$500 billion. IQ-EQ works with eight of the top 10 global private equity firms. 

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