Financial Risk Specialists


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.5% (as fast as the average)


What Financial Risk Specialists Do

Analyze and measure exposure to credit and market risk threatening the assets, earning capacity, or economic state of an organization. May make recommendations to limit risk.

Other Job Titles Financial Risk Specialists May Have

Analyst, Equity Research Analyst, Risk Analyst, Risk Manager, Risk Specialist, Securities Analyst

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Staff Vice President, Manager of Cyber Risk Insurance Products ,

FM Global

I am responsible for helping to strengthen the linkages between the insurer's loss prevention engineering expertise and the company's cyber insurance product. My team spends a lot of time conducting experiments in a lab to measure risk factors such as earthquakes, fire, flooding, etc. Our challenge now is to design these same kinds of experiments in the digital sphere in order to mitigate our client's cyber risks. No two days are ever the same and my job is definitely not a "9-to-5".

Director of Risk Management, Payments and Credit Services ,

Tiffany & Co.

No two days are alike. With diverse responsibilities, there is always something brewing that needs attention. A day in the life tends to include problem-solving and partnering with other business units to support business goals.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Analyze areas of potential risk to the assets, earning capacity, or success of organizations.
  • Analyze new legislation to determine impact on risk exposure.
  • Conduct statistical analyses to quantify risk, using statistical analysis software or econometric models.
  • Confer with traders to identify and communicate risks associated with specific trading strategies or positions.
  • Consult financial literature to ensure use of the latest models or statistical techniques.

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