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Pricing Analyst

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, 30309
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 21 days ago

  • Job Ref: 184600

Terrific Contract Opportunity!

Position: Pricing Analyst

Location: Atlanta Georgia

Term: 12 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Review deal documents, prospectus and/or offering documents of various securities and understand the mechanics of valuations.
  • Monitor weekly valuations received from vendors and brokers to analyze whether the price movement or changes in collateral make sense.
  • Provide deep dive analysis of various fixed income securities where vendor prices differ over 2%.
  • Offer peer leadership, mentoring and training for other analysts in product knowledge.
  • Work with Assistant managers to ensure that daily tasks are completed by the team.
  • Maintains up-to-date technical knowledge of existing and new investment valuation issues and provides subject matter expertise in complex fixed income securities such as insurance linked securities.
  • According to established procedures, reviews and analyzes third party valuations received daily to ensure reliability.
  • Assist in independent quality assessment of third party vendors.
  • Develops and supports relationships with third party agents and pricing vendors to ensure reliability of complex investment valuations.
  • Assists in the documentation and reporting of valuation issues to various Valuation Committees and Fund Boards.
  • Answers queries from staff such as Fund Accountants, Compliance, Legal, internal and external auditors and Investments personnel.
  • Assists in improving internal control procedures related to security valuation analysis and documentation.
  • Participates in special projects as required.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the securities/investment industry.
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of fixed income securities, cash flow modeling, private equities, bank loans or other product valuations, controls and regulatory requirements.
  • Clear evidence of analytical skills relevant to complex valuation issues arising from various fixed income securities, private equities and unquoted securities.
  • Must understand and be able to explain key financial concepts and how they contribute to the generation and analysis of valuations.
  • Ability to research and communicate the valuation methodologies of new and complex investments.
  • Must be able to utilize computer equipment and software at a proficient or advanced level that supports analysis and valuation of complex securities.
  • Working knowledge of common market data services such as Bloomberg, Refinitive, ICE Vantage or MarkIT.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize work, meet deadlines and concentrate on detailed information
  • Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to present information in a concise and informative manner.
  • Ability to contribute in a team environment is critical.

Even better if you have:

  • CFA or CPA designation (or progress toward).
  • Valuation experience in insurance linked securities or private equities.

If this sounds like the perfect fit, apply today!