Head of Risk (f/m/d)

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Head of Risk (f/m/d)

Job description

At Upvest, we are building the financial infrastructure of tomorrow. Our vision is to create a world in which any asset can be owned and traded digitally by anyone, anywhere. Our bold long-term view is backed by Europe's largest tech VCs Notion Capital, Partech and HV Capital. Today, we count 28 talented people from 14 different countries and we want to keep expanding our team of Upvengers.

Your mission:

As our future Head of Risk you will take full ownership of all risk-related topics on our ambitious journey to open up the financial world of securities trading and ensure we will have a solid risk framework in place to enable our business to grow securely. 

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Design and implement an overall risk management concept according to BaFin and MaRisk requirements, in order to identify current and potential risks affecting Upvest
  • Set up the risk frameworks & execute the monitoring of operational, counterparty and liquidity risk in addition to developing the process landscape
  • Mitigate operational, business and reputational risks and advise the senior management on the various risk scenarios
  • Be responsible for risk inventory and stress testing of risk scenarios


    • 5+ years of experience in business continuity and risk management, preferably in a modern bank that works with security trading
    • English and German fluency (both written and spoken)
    • Basic understanding of AML is a plus
    • Prior experience implementing MaRisk concepts is a plus

      Why Upvest?

      • Exciting opportunity to build the future of digital securities!
      • A young, dynamic and fast-growing startup with flat hierarchies and open communication
      • As we strongly believe in personal development, we offer private coaching sessions and educational budget
      • A modern office in the heart of Berlin Mitte, a brand-new Mac, flexible working hours, option of working from home, regular off-site events, free drinks/snacks and many more...
      • We measure our performance with the help of OKRs and love to celebrate our successes
      • A relocation package with visa support

      Our values:

      • Think Fearlessly, Act Fast: We embrace the accelerated pace and ambiguity of building a business on the frontier. We take risks and look forward.
      • Be Street Smart: We are always tuned in to what is going on. With ourselves, our team, our users and the market.
      • Step Up, Stand Together: Every individual is prepared to speak up for what they believe in and stand together as a team to deliver the result, even when the going gets tough.
      • Low Egos, High Expectations: Although we take our work seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We have hunger and humility in equal measure.

      If you want to build the financial infrastructure of tomorrow, a new challenge awaits you!