Houston, TX or Greenwich, CT

A global energy trading & marketing firm in Houston is searching for a Senior Market Risk Analyst to support its physical/financial crude oil and refined products trading desk. The position works closely with the front-office (traders, structurers, originators, and marketers) to understand the risks associated with their business activities. High level responsibilities include:


  • daily monitoring and reporting of complex risk exposures including position exposure, market risk, liquidity risk, Value-at-Risk (VaR) and stress testing,
  • maintaining a strong fundamental knowledge in the crude and refined products markets,
  • reviewing and approving newly traded products, strategies and structured deals for market and liquidity risk,
  • communicating with key stakeholders (traders, Chief Risk Officer, senior Middle Officers),
  • working with the global team to manage risk on a global scale, and
  • enhancing processes related to VaR, stress testing, risk methodology and infrastructure.


Educational and professional requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, or Quantitative Finance with strong academic performance (Master’s degree is a plus); 3+ years’ professional experience in assessing market risk for a crude or refined products portfolio; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and ability to effectively communicate within the trading, marketing, and risk organizations. Technical skills in SQL and Python are highly preferred. Submit resumes to chynes@salthillgroup.com.