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Head of Risk

Posted on 6/27/2024



201-500 employees

Institutional crypto trading and management platform

Financial Services
Data & Analytics

Compensation Overview

$190k - $385kAnnually

+ Overtime Compensation + Relocation Assistance + Performance-linked Bonus + Equity + Retirement Plans


Oakland, CA, USA + 1 more

Risk Management
Finance & Banking
Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in finance or related field required; master's degree or relevant certifications (e.g., FRM, CFA) preferred
  • 10+ years in risk management, preferably in financial services, with exposure to cryptocurrency markets
  • Deep understanding of cryptocurrency markets
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing risk management frameworks, policies, and procedures
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory frameworks and requirements for digital asset trading platforms
  • Experience in managing relationships with regulators
  • Ability to analyze complex risk scenarios, identify vulnerabilities, and develop effective risk mitigation strategies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Collaborate with senior management to manage key risks, provide analysis, and highlight risk exposures and performance metrics
  • Refine the firm’s comprehensive risk management framework for digital asset trading, custody, and settlement activities
  • Manage a team of risk professionals across the globe
  • Conduct ongoing risk assessments to monitor market volatility, liquidity, counterparty exposure, and regulatory compliance
  • Implement risk measurement methodologies, set risk appetite thresholds, and develop monitoring tools
  • Coordinate cross functionally with business units to refine risk controls and support new product development
  • Foster relationships with regulatory bodies, industry associations, and auditors to ensure compliance
  • Lead incident response and crisis management efforts
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging risks to adapt strategies
  • Analyze crypto assets and investment strategies for potential risks and vulnerabilities
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies and evaluate investment opportunities

FalconX offers FalconX 360, an institutional crypto trading platform that provides a unified investment and risk management solution. The platform leverages advanced technologies to enable seamless trade execution, credit and treasury management, prime offering, and market making for institutional investors.

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding



San Mateo, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth