Risk Manager, Trust Companies at BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN in Charlotte, North Carolina

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Job Description:

Risk Manager, Trust Companies

At Brown Brothers Harriman, we believe no job is too big or small for any of us to handle if it helps our clients. We value passionate, committed people who enjoy collaborating with others to find new solutions to complex business challenges. We are looking for the type of person who speaks their mind, truly listens and steps outside their role to add value wherever they can. Someone who is driven to get things done and views obstacles as an exciting challenge that demands a creative solution. Above all, we seek someone who takes great pride in their work and is inspired and motivated by their role in protecting and enhancing our client's financial well-being.

If you are looking for an entrepreneurial environment where you can learn and thrive, Brown Brothers Harriman is the right place for you

Join us as a Risk Manager, Trust Companies

Brown Brothers Harriman is currently recruiting for a Risk Manager, Trust Companies to join our Enterprise Risk Management team.

As the Risk Officer, this individual will design and oversee a proactive strategy and approach for identifying, measuring and managing current and future risks in the trust companies. This position also oversees the design of the overall risk mitigation environment and controls. The Risk Officer collaborates with members of the Trust Companies, Relationship Management professionals, Front Office Administration and Operations, Fund Operations and Administration, ERM, Compliance, Office of the General Counsel and Internal Audit to ensure that a proper control environment exists for trust service processes, product and implementation, as well as client facing and new prospect marketing and service activities. In addition, the Risk Officer will provide reporting and updates to Trust Company senior management committees and Boards on a periodic basis. The areas of responsibility in connection with the Risk Officer role are applicable to BBH's New York National Trust Company, the Delaware National Trust Company, and the personal trust business in the Cayman Trust Co.

Some of your key responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the Risk Officer for the Delaware Trust Co., and the New York National Trust Company.

  • Oversee the Risk and Control Self-Assessment process for the trust services business.

  • Develop and oversee the development of proactive risk policies and procedures and ensure they are documented appropriately.

  • Support the Trust Companies during internal audits and regulatory exams

  • Develop a proactive strategy and approach for identifying, measuring and managing current and future risks related to the Trust business including product and implementation activities, as well as client facing and new prospect marketing and service activities.

  • Drive a culture of risk awareness and compliance in the line of business.

  • Establish and drive key trust risk management objectives and strategies.

  • Oversee and manage the design of the overall risk mitigation environment and develop risk controls.

  • Manage the evaluation of the effectiveness of established policies, procedures and internal controls, with the goal of mitigating risk.

  • Ensure that the risk profile for the trust companies is consistent with BBH risk parameters and standards.

  • Provide thought leadership to the senior leadership on ways to improve the risk culture and control environment

  • Oversee the development and implementation of risk based reporting standards for presentation to senior management.

  • Partner with senior leadership in Private Banking, to ensure that appropriate risk controls are included in business practices and workflows.


  • 8+ years of relevant work experience

  • Excellent organization and project management skills

  • Ability to develop innovative solutions to complex business problems

  • Strong relationship management and influencing skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to map processes and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Some knowledge of the interpretation and practical application of trust and estate document provisions, trust and estate law, investments, and the legal framework of trust administration.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products

What We Offer:

  • A collaborative environment that enables you to step outside your role to add value wherever you can

  • Direct access to clients, information and experts across all business areas around the world

  • Opportunities to grow your expertise, take on new challenges, and reinvent yourself-without leaving the firm

  • A culture of inclusion that values each employee's unique perspective

  • High-quality benefits program emphasizing good health, financial security, and peace of mind

  • Rewarding work with the flexibility to enjoy personal and family experiences at every career stage

  • Volunteer opportunities to give back to your community and help transform the lives of others


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law.

Full time

New York