Financial Risk Professional Resume — Toronto, Canada

Ivan Samkov, FRM

Financial Risk Manager
Market Risk / Business Analysis / Quantitative Research
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Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) with experience in development and implementation of risk models and policies, financial products. Expertise in market risk analysis (derivatives, equities, FX, fixed income) and portfolio risk management.

Core Proficiencies

  • Enterprise Financial Risk Management: market, credit, and operational risk
  • Portfolio risk: assessment and control
  • Non-linear derivatives: valuation and risk analysis
  • Expert proficiency: Excel, VBA, Python, SQL, Bloomberg Terminal, Jira.
  • Intermediate proficiency: MATLAB.
  • Basic proficiency: SAS, R.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Team-leading and coaching
  • Prioritization and delegating skills


MBASchulich School of Business, York University | Toronto, Canada2021 - 2023
Focus: Financial Engineering and Risk Management (Risk Management in Financial Services, Applications of Data Science, Stochastic Calculus, Numerical Methods, Derivatives, Fixed Income).
Master of EconomicsHigher School of Economics (HSE) | Moscow, Russia2010 - 2012
Focus: Finance (Financial Services and Products, Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Investment Banking).
Master of EngineeringNational Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) | Moscow, Russia2003 - 2008
Focus: Automation and Electronics (Hardware and Software Engineering, Physics, Calculus).

Professional Experience

Head of Risk Management Methodology, FINAM | Moscow, Russia2019 - Present
  • Implementation of regulatory requirement changes for initial margin calculation.
  • Development risk assessment model for portfolios with options.
  • Methodology design of option regulatory requirements for the U.S.-based branch.
  • Maintaining internal methodologies and documentation (enterprise risk management framework, market, credit, and operational risks).
Financial Risk Manager, FINAM | Moscow, Russia2014 - 2019
  • Daily brokerage risk management operations.
  • Clients’ portfolios monitoring and control.
  • Portfolio risk analysis improvements.
  • Trading instruments’ management improvements.
Private Asset Manager/ Financial Consultant | Moscow, Russia2011 - 2014
  • Market research, investing, portfolio and risk management consulting.
Electronics Development Engineer, MDB Compas | Moscow, Russia2008 - 2011
  • Design and development of control systems, GPS/GLONASS navigation systems.
  • Project management and support

Certification and training:

Volunteer Experience

  • Contributing author for FRM exam - Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), 2019
  • Vice President of PR, Moscow Toastbusters Club - Toastmasters International, 2019-2020
  • Web-developer for educational projects (PHP, JavaScript) - an online IELTS-preparation service and a Spanish-studying portal, 2009-2021


English (advanced, IELTS 7.5) | Russian (native) | Spanish (basic)