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Employability and Careers

Risk management is currently, and will continue to be, a hot spot for graduate recruitment.   As many financial firms are substantially expanding their risk management functions, this degree is likely to open a wide range of new and exciting career opportunities. After completion of the degree there are a wide variety of roles available for graduates, some of which will suit those with mathematical skills who wish to utilise cutting-edge quantitative modelling techniques and work in collaboration with traders to develop bespoke financial products. Other roles will involve portfolio and product risk management or monitoring firm-wide business risks either in-house or as part of an external regulatory team.

The first group of students onto the MSc in Risk Management and Financial Regulation entered September 2009 and graduated December 2010.

It is pleasing to note that ALL students seeking employment have now secured high quality posts most of which are in risk management functions.


The following are some of the employers of these students:

  • CitiGroup (2 students),
  • Bank of America,
  • New York Stock Exchange;
  • Allstate Insurance (2 students),
  • Aviva Insurance,
  • Royal Bank of Scotland,Mercer PLC,
  • First Derivatives,
  • BSkyB,
  • Single Electricity Market,
  • Regulatory Body, Ireland,
  • Financial Services Authority (UK).