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Market Risk Analyst


Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

COFCO International is a global agri-business with a clear vision, strong values and a positive culture, focused on being a leader in the global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chains. We provide the food the world needs in a responsible way. Headquartered is Geneva, Switzerland, we are ambitious, with the right structures and culture to meet the world's increasing and changing needs. With 11,000+ people in 35 countries, our global portfolio includes assets across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. We trade with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market.

With global activities organized from our HQ in Geneva, Switzerland, COFCO International is seeking an analyst to support a growing global risk management team.  This is an ideal opportunity for a junior risk analyst from a related field (trading, finance, insurance) to expand their skillset and gain commercial insight into the agricultural commodities trading industry.


The Risk group is responsible for overseeing trading activity, implementing metrics that quantify related performance and risk, and reporting relevant statistics and analysis to Trading, various Control groups and Management.  The successful candidate will be overlooking specific portfolios interacting directly with the commercial teams on risk matters ensuring limits compliance, understanding of strategies and risks related to business exposure. The applicant will provide regular updates on exposures, market dynamics and potential risk mitigations. The applicant will also work closely with the wider market risk team on the development of the reporting framework, analytical tools and enhancement of global market risk databases.



  • Monitor the trading activity of grains and oilseeds portfolios ensuring compliance with risk limit framework.
  • Provide regular reports on performance, risk metrics and trading strategies in light of market events.
  • Ensure that all market risks have been identified and monitored.
  • Perform what if analysis and stress test.
  • Collaborate with finance and commercial department to facilitate access to data and information.
  • Continuously work on improvement of market risk metrics, tools, models, reports, and analysis
  • On going development of market knowledge and understanding
  • Participate in large scale projects across the business to support the wider market risk team


What do you need to be successful in this role:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, science, engineering or related field.  A Masters is preferable but not essential
  • Minimum 2-years of experience in market risk in commodities trading, with either good market understanding or strong technical background.
  • Good communication skills with proficiency in English (written and oral).  Other language skills are a plus.
  • Quantitatively oriented with ability to solve problems and model financial risks.
  • Self-starter. Proactive and detail oriented.
  • Good understanding of trading financial and/or physical instruments.
  • Good knowledge of risk and financial concepts (mark-to-market, VaR etc)
  • Strong IT skills (e.g. SQL, VBA, Python) are a plus
  • Experience with analysis tools e.g. R is a plus.





COFCO International is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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