Role details

AVP, Data & Pricing

Los Angeles   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • AVP, Data & Pricing/Valuations
  • Top Tier Buy-Side firm in LA, Paid Relocation

About Our Client

Top Tier Buy-Side Firm

Job Description

Act as business owner for Enterprise Data Solutions and Processes covering all aspects of Investment Data including but not limited to: security master reference, credit data, investor data, portfolio setup and pricing data

  • Review and optimize workflows between market data providers, outsourced servicers and internal reporting needs
  • Management of reference data and pricing for 5000+ assets daily
  • Ensure that Public Ratings are feeding in daily
  • Work with Structure Surveillance team to get Private Rating and Credit Estimates
  • Oversee the daily valuation process and ensure adherence to policies and procedures, fair valuation process and controls for all securities of the firm including loans, bonds, equities, derivatives, structured assets
  • Help resolve daily pricing issues (i.e. Price Variance, Price Challenges, Back testing, missing vendor prices, stale prices, and significant market events) before NAV deadlines
  • Review monthly and quarterly valuations packages and organize and chair the monthly Pricing Committee meeting
  • Model securities in Bloomberg to validate prices
  • Validate Vendor Prices & Recommend Overrides to the Pricing Committee
  • Review Level 3 Memos and have understanding of discounted cash flow models
  • Interaction with all market data vendors including but not limited to: IDC, Markit, JPM Pricing Direct, Bloomberg, Intex & LPC
  • Interfacing with New Accounts Group, Fund Accounting, Performance, Legal, Compliance and Technology
  • Be aware of industry initiatives, upcoming standards and regulatory changes and their impact on day to day operations and apply them to the organization

The Successful Applicant

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proficient in Bloomberg valuation modelling and API tool
  • Genuine passion for customer service and quality with a highly collaborative approach
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast pace and dynamic environment
  • Display outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to get to the heart of issues rapidly and to act decisively while seeing the "bigger picture" and communicating this to the business as a whole
  • Execute and remain appropriately hands-on with a track record of "rolling up their sleeves."
  • Communicate opinions, facts, and thoughts with clarity, transparency and honesty. Seeks multiple perspectives and listens openly to others' points of view.
  • Consistently deliver on commitments. Demonstrates ownership of constituencies and persuading senior professionals at all levels
  • Display superior intellect, with the ability to think critically and make clear and well-reasoned decisions
  • Confident and self-aware with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Personal and professional integrity of the highest order

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • 5+ years of experience in high-quality, global capital markets or investment management firms, with expertise in security valuations
  • Direct experience partnering with the business units to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Experience successfully developing an operations platform that is scalable and agile to accelerated growth and ever-changing needs

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE

  • Experience with an Enterprise Data Platform such as MIK, IVP, Markit EDM or Goldensource
  • Strong knowledge of various investment types such as fixed income, convertible bonds, bank debt, derivatives (i.e. CDS, IRS, PAS, Currency Options) and equities
  • Deep understanding of fair valuation best practices and policies
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of complex fund structures a plus

What's on Offer

Base salary commensurate with experience + discretionary bonus + Relocation Package to Los Angeles

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