Specialist

Employer
Alliancebernstein L P
Location
Lackland Air Force Base, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 06, 2021
Closes
Feb 05, 2021
Ref
9310335
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Valuation and Liquidity Specialist San Antonio, Texas/en-US/alliancebernsteincareers/job/San-Antonio-Texas/Valuation-and-Liquidity-Specialist_R0004751/apply
We are seeking a San Antonio-based Valuation and Liquidity Specialist to join our Pricing and Valuations team in Global Investment Management Operations.

The Pricing group supports the entire firm focusing on interactions with the Global Fund Accounting area, Client Reporting and Performance, Portfolio Management, and Legal and Compliance. Pricing is responsible for timely and accurate valuations of all assets held in client accounts. They are responsible for the quality control of the data and the distribution of data throughout the firm.

The candidate will be a member of Pricing and Valuations team in Nashville and will support multiple areas of the firm. Assets could be equity, fixed income, or derivative. This person will work directly with the AB Valuation Committee and team management. This role will have elements of pricing, valuation, liquidity, reporting, interface with internal and external auditors. There will also be significant interaction with Global Fund Accounting and the teams supporting this function both internally and externally.

Describe the applications and business or enterprise functions the role supports:

This Analyst will support many core functions at AB including Global Fund Accounting, Portfolio Management, Legal and Compliance, and Risk Reporting. The data distributed by this team effects Mutual Fund NAV's, regulatory reporting, financial reporting, and risk reporting. There will be a mix of internal and functionally specific industry tools used to perform this function.

The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage monthly valuation report of Illiquid Securities
  • Share responsibility for creation of Quarterly Fund Valuation Report
  • Assist with annual update of Pricing Policy Documents
  • Additional tracking of illiquid, defaulted, and distressed securities firmwide.
  • Support interface with Liquidity team and the AB Funds.
  • Support increased needs to collection, maintenance, and validation of documentation from issuers and third party data vendors used in valuation models.
  • Support firm needs
  • Leading various system migration/enhancements
  • Managing offshore team remotely

What makes this role unique or interesting?

This role is new role at AB and will give the applicant an opportunity to help create and establish a new critical function within regulatory guidelines and recommendations. There is regular interaction with senior members of AB as well as the AB Valuation Committee and AB Risk Committee. AB manages most current asset types (Stocks, Bonds, Asset Backed, all types of Over-the-Counter Derivatives) and this role will be working heavily with some of our most challenging assets (Illiquid, distressed, defaulted, etc) and will be working closely with the investment professionals to gather information, value assets, and evaluation third party evaluations.

What is the professional development value of this role, i.e. what learning and professional growth does the role offer the candidate?

The role will provide exposure to a wide range of AB clients, products and asset types, which will provide a varied and challenging environment in which to work and grow. Additionally, on a day to day basis, they will interact with other teams in operations - giving a hands-on understanding in operations within a multi-billion dollars asset management company. Also, AB has a multitude of in-house learning opportunities that the candidate can take advantage of.

Job Qualifications (The ideal candidate should have the following):
Qualifications, Experience, Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, CIPM/CFA (or candidate) a Plus.
  • Prefer 2+ years of work experience in valuations or related financial services..

Skills:
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills
  • General knowledge of multiple asset classes and how they can be used in portfolios
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills.
  • Needs excellent attention to detail and a high degree of professionalism
  • Must be highly organized and often working to tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities
  • Willingness to work towards solutions; internally motivated
  • Team attitude - recognize contributions of peers and enjoy interacting with others in various locations globally - all with a focus on providing high customer satisfaction.


Location: San Antonio, TX

AB is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AB employs more than 500 investment professionals with expertise in growth equities, value equities, fixed income securities, blend strategies, and alternative investments, and, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, operates in more than 20 countries. AB's research disciplines include fundamental research, quantitative research, economic research and currency forecasting capabilities. Through its integrated global platform, AB is well-positioned to tailor investment solutions for its clients. AB also offers independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services to institutional investors.
San Antonio, TexasNashville, TennesseePosted YesterdayFull timeR0004751
We are a leading global investment management firm offering high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the globe. With over 3,700 employees across 51 locations operating in 25 countries, our ambition is simple: to be the most trusted investment firm in the world. We realize that it's our people who give us a competitive advantage and drive success in the market, and our goal is to create an inclusive culture that rewards hard work.

Our culture of intellectual curiosity and collaboration creates an environment where you can thrive and do your best work. Whether you're producing thought-provoking research, identifying compelling investment opportunities, infusing new technologies into our business or providing thoughtful advice to our clients, we want to support you in making your impact. If you're ready to challenge your limits and empower your career, join us!

People of color, women, and those who identify as LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply. AB does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status or any other basis that is prohibited by applicable law. AB's policies, as well as practices, seek to ensure that employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants, based solely on job-related criteria.

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