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Enterprise Risk Research Analyst

Enterprise Risk Research Analyst
Malvern, PA
74,000 - 115,000
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Job Description

In today’s landscape of economic and geopolitical volatility, increased competition, technology disruption and AI, continual enhancements to Vanguards’ products and services, there is an increased need for innovative strategic risk management capabilities. At Vanguard, we’re standing up a new Risk Intelligence Center (RIC) to proactively spot and manage emerging risks that are lurking around the corner, or discover risks buried across pockets of the organization that when uncovered and aggregated, pose significant threats/opportunities. It’s not very often that you get to enjoy the fun and excitement of a start up in an enterprise of our size. We are seeking curious and courageous minds who are forward-thinking, like to conduct deep research, connect dots, and distill analysis down to points of view that informs senior leadership’s decisions.

You are responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating objective vital risk intelligence to senior leadership to help them successfully act on Vanguard's business strategy, protect Vanguard's critical assets, and steward a risk-smart culture.

In This Role You Will:
1. Help create a new Risk Intelligence Center (RIC) that will design, build, and execute on emerging and cross-cutting frameworks and processes. The RIC is a risk sensing function that integrates risk intelligence information, technology, and expert resources to enhance our ability to connect dots and anticipate potential risks—before they become real problems.
2. Develop a set of clear early-warning lookouts for tracking risk scenarios and trends, whether in a positive or a negative direction, to develop conclusions and make recommendations to relevant parties.
3. Conduct research, perform analysis, and drafts whitepapers /briefs that can be leveraged to create heightened awareness and action on potential threats/opportunities relevant to Vanguard's largest risk areas.
4. Develop effective working relationships and collaborates with key experts across organization, such corporate strategy, government relations, legal/compliance, investment strategy group and divisional CROs to ensure focused, broad, and efficient horizon risk scanning.
5. Apply external source perspectives to understand the existing and forward- looking risk landscape. Includes scanning public source materials, such as the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report or governmental sources such as the US National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends and similar strategic risk assessments commissioned by investment management trade organizations; to leverage insights from academic, policy, and media arenas.

What it Takes:

  • Strong critical thinking & analytical skills; ability to leverage data and synthesize large amounts of information into a concise point of view
  • Demonstrated influencing skills; ability to drive collaboration and partnerships, inspire action
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication (both written & verbal), organizational, and decision-making skills
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Graduate degree preferred

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.

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