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Senior Pricing Analyst

  • Location: Texas, 77046
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 14 days ago

Position: Senior Pricing Analyst
Location: Houston, TX 77046
Term: 14 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 Company Valuation Committees and Fund Boards.
  • Answers queries from the company 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):
  • A Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or a related field is required or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would provide the knowledge, skills and ability.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the securities/investment industry is required with a working knowledge of fixed income securities, cashflow modeling, private equities, bank loans or other product valuations, controls and regulatory requirements.
  • CFA or CPA designation (or progress toward) is preferred or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would provide the knowledge, skills and ability.
  • 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.
  • Must have the 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.
  • Must have working knowledge of common market data services such as Bloomberg, Refinitiv, ICE Vantage or Markit.
  • Must have the 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.
  • The ability to contribute in a team environment is critical.
Even better if you have:
  • Valuation experience in insurance linked securities or private equities.