Senior Analyst - Investment Pricing, Valuation & Referential Data

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Competitive and attractive base salary with a performance bonus component as well
Posted
31 Oct 2022
Closes
30 Nov 2022
Ref
JR0027008
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Seeking highly motivated self-starter for an expanding team focused on investment pricing/valuation. Success in this role requires a strong analytical mindset and high attention to detail. You will have a visible impact on the investment data of the firm and is an integral part of Voya Investment Management’s data governance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze and provide recommendations to improve on the processes and procedures for ensuring accurate, daily mark-to-market of customer and company positions
  • Review current processes and pro-actively make changes or propose initiatives to improve efficiencies in order to provide more effective pricing & valuation support to the business
  • Evaluate processes for gaps in quality controls and build controls to ensure accuracy
  • Communicate and work with external pricing vendors to challenge prices and understand pricing methodology
  • Research and review price movements and variances, considering root cause of whether fluctuation is appropriate.  Additionally, review prices that remain stale
  • Monitor halted/suspended securities, notifying appropriate teams, when necessary
  • Ensure process reviews and supervision of process and outputs are conducted in accordance with valuation policies
  • Assist in preparing and presenting key valuation metrics to the valuation committee in a clear and concise manner on a recurring basis. Value and price private illiquid assets such as Commercial Mortgage Loans and Private Credit
  • Complete other projects as assigned to support ongoing business and readiness for new investment mandates
  • Approach recurring processes and project-based work with a control mindset
  • Build and maintain quality controls around key valuation processes and data points
  • Coordinate with additional teams, including Risk and Compliance, on proper procedures

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • Progress toward CFA Charter, MBA, or Master’s in quantitative discipline desired
  • Strong understanding of discounted cash flows associated with valuation of fixed income securities
  • 3-7 years of investment industry experience
  • Minimum 2-4 years in investment valuation/pricing role
  • Understanding of nuanced asset types, including: Bank Loans, Commercial Mortgage Loans, Derivatives
  • Ability to communicate and interact directly with senior investment personnel in a manner that clearly articulates solutions and conveys confidence
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel; experience with SQL and VBA a strong plus
  • Familiarity with investment technology platforms and systems. Exposure to BlackRock Solutions Aladdin® and Bloomberg is a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under strict deadlines (e.g., month-end, & quarter-end)
  • Ability to independently and creatively resolve problems utilizing appropriate resources
  • Ability to keep pace with a rapidly changing business environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities to support key stakeholders
  • Strong accountability and focus on execution
  • High levels of ethics, values, and integrity
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