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Risk and Resilience Manager



London, UK
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023
Copper is a digital asset technology company dedicated to helping institutional investors safely acquire, trade, and store crypto assets.

Built and led by Dmitry Tokarev, a software and financial engineering specialist, the firm provides a comprehensive suite of custody, trading and settlement solutions that reduce counterparty risk and bring greater capital and operational efficiency to digital asset markets. At the heart of Copper's offering is Multi-Party Computation (MPC) technology – the gold standard in secure custody. Copper’s multi-award winning custody system is unique in that it can be connected to centralised exchanges, DeFi applications and even staking pools without the assets leaving the custody.

Built on top of this state-of-the-art custody, ClearLoop™ is the first solution in the market that overcomes a growing industry challenge; counterparty risk with exchanges. This solution underpins a full prime services offering, connecting global exchanges and enabling customers to trade and settle directly from the safety of their MPC-secured wallets. By reducing settlement time for transfers to a few milliseconds (without blockchain network dependency) and offering enhanced security measures, ClearLoop™ is rapidly reshaping the way asset managers trade and manage capital.

In addition to industry-leading security certifications, Copper has one of the strongest insurance coverages in the industry from an A+ rated insurer, positioning the firm as the partner of choice for institutions seeking to safeguard their assets.

Department environment

The Risk Team at Copper embeds and maintains an effective Enterprise Risk Management Framework across the business lines, ensuring that any risks to the business are identified, assessed and measures put in place to mitigate or reduce the risk in accordance with regulatory compliance (where it applies), approved risk tolerance, risk appetite and strategic plans.

Key Responsibilities of the role

Risk Management

  • Support the Chief Risk Officer with the risk assessment framework including inherent risks, controls, residual risks and risk appetite statement
  • Analysis & reporting of any material risks
  • Assisting the design & implementation of quantitative & qualitative strategy & risk controls
  • Ensure you support with the operational effectiveness of Risk systems & procedures
  • Attend the risk review meetings and Risk Committee, chaired by the Chief Risk Officer, which aim to continually assess and manage all forms of risk across the enterprise
  • Develop, improve & manage effective Risk Management


  • Demonstrated experience in managing high security environments
  • Experience in technology security and physical security system and programmes
  • Demonstrated experience in conduct security risk assessments for facilities, staff and life systems e.g., access control
  • Travel security and Executive security planning experience
  • Preferrable to have had experience in high risk environments
  • Preferrable to have NATO govt security clearance (current or expired)


  • Experience in the planning and management of resilience programmes for financial services with regulatory obligations
  • Experience in presenting to senior management
  • Experience in managing external clients and/or regulators
  • Assurance programme experience or qualifications

Your experience, skills and knowledge

  • Experience working in a role managing risk, governance and security, preferably in the digital space or in a regulated environment
  • Strong awareness of process, controls, systems, and technology relevant to the role
  • Understanding of Operational, Credit, Market & Liquidity Risk
  • A working knowledge of the main regulatory frameworks relating to Risk
  • Ability to assert and influence and clearly articulate risks and issues
  • Strong operational risk skills including the perceptiveness to identify early warning signals
  • Ability to lead and drive controls across products and functions
  • Ability to manage through influence

The benefits offered

  • 25 days annual leave a year​in addition to bank holiday entitlement (additional days annual leave, capped at 30days)​
  • BUPA Private medical care: Individual​
  • BUPA Private Dental care: Individual​
  • Pension matched up to 10%​
  • Home Working Energy Supports scheme
  • Class pass membership
  • Unmind membership

In return for everything you can bring to Copper, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with career opportunities and welcoming working environment.

Copper is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and equal opportunities in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. So, bring us your experience, perspectives, and skills. It is in our differences that we will continue to grow and ensure Copper is transforming how institutional investors engage with digital assets. Copper is a Disability Confident Employer, please let us know if you have a disability. If you require us to provide any assistance during the recruitment process, then we would ask you to highlight this to us and we will be happy to accommodate.