Valuation Analyst

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time
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Data Management Overview

The Data Management group comprises 4 teams, Client & Portfolio, Securities, Index, and Pricing. The group is responsible for the timely and accurate delivery of data to facilitate the Investment and client reporting processes. Services are provided directly to internal clients across Investment, Distribution and Infrastructure divisions within the firm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide fair value pricing and support to key clients on a daily basis
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of pricing data for key clients

  • Provide analysis and valuation proposals for instruments requiring Fair Valuation

  • Provide analysis, MI and supporting documentation for oversight committees

  • Analyse data inputs and collate opinion from investors on valuation uncertainty

  • Key contact point for external client queries

  • Secretariat for the Pricing Committee

  • Provide clear and accurate minutes of the client and Pricing Committee meetings and follow up on actions

  • Maintain a log of all fair value decisions that have been issued by the Pricing Committees and applied by the various pricing units in Schroders

  • Ensure all Schroder Pricing Committee’s documentation is updated centrally and accurately/timely

  • Ensure compliance with the global instrument pricing policy

  • Review pricing issues and prepare review/summary documentation for the GPC

  • Review and update the policy periodically ensuring any derogations are noted and accurate

  • Ensure that procedures and practices continue to be relevant to Schroders, and in context to the wider asset management industry

  • Assist Line Manager in project work and ability to lead team in Line Managers absence.

Person Profile

  • Degree or equivalent or substantial previous pricing/valuation experience
  • CFA or CFA Candidate

  • Good understanding of fair value approaches and principles

  • Good understanding of pricing methodologies/principles across the product range

  • Previous valuation experience essential

  • Experience of Solvency II valuation uncertainty reporting extremely useful

  • Credible communicator with a senior audience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to convey complex information in a clear and simple way

  • Organised with a good attention to detail

  • Good Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills

  • Familiar with ICE / Refinitiv / Bloomberg

  • Ability to prioritise and willing to work flexible hours when necessary