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Risk Manager (Switzerland)



Zug, Switzerland
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
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 (FINMA), our approved risk tolerance, risk appetite and strategic plans.

Key Responsibilities of the role

Risk Management

  • Support the MD of Copper Markets (AG) with the risk assessment framework including identifying the inherent risks, assessing controls, residual risks and ensuring the business remains within our risk appetite.
  • Analysis, reporting and tracking of all material risks as a 2nd line function
  • Assisting the design & implementation of quantitative & qualitative strategy & risk controls.
  • Ensure the protection of the business 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, and promote effective Risk Management within a regulated business.


  • Risk oversight of high security environments
  • Manage the technology security and physical security system and programmes
  • Conduct security risk assessments for facilities, staff and life systems e.g., access control


  • Assist with the management of resilience programmes for a financial services business with regulatory obligations
  • Managing external clients and/or regulators

Your experience, skills and knowledge

  • Extensive professional experience working in a role managing risk, governance and security, preferably in the fintech space or in a regulated environment
  • Strong awareness of process, controls, systems, and technology relevant to a fintech business
  • Understanding of operational, technical, market and liquidity Risk
  • A working knowledge of the main regulatory frameworks relating to Risk
  • Ability to assert, influence and clearly articulate risks and issues to non-risk members of staff
  • Strong operational risk acumen, including the perceptiveness to identify early key risk indicators
  • Lead and drive controls across products and functions
  • Ability to manage through influence, having the soft skills required to form meaningful cross functional relationships
  • Assurance programme experience or qualifications


  • Risk Management certifications, Security Certifications (CISA, CISM, CISSP, ISO27001) or other relevant certifications.
  • Experience working in the crypto currency industry.

The benefits offered

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.

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love you to apply for the opportunity.

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.