11 days old
2017-11-302017-12-28

Pricing Analyst

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
  • Job Code
    589798
  • Payrate
    $22 To $26

We have a 3 month contract opportunity for a Pricing Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA.


Position Overview


The Pricing Analyst is responsible for ensuring that the company values its


portfolio holdings at the most current and accurate valuation level. This includes


holdings of US and CA, fixed income and derivative securities. The Pricing Analyst is


responsible for the research and resolution of pricing exceptions and challenges, for


issues held in our mutual fund and private client portfolios. The Pricing Analyst


contributes to the accuracy in the daily calculation of the mutual fund portfolio net asset


values (NAV) and for timely distribution to NASDAQ and the entire company.


Daily Responsibilities


- Ensure market valuations are accurate, timely and representative of traded markets.


- Act as liaison with Portfolio, Trading, Fund Accounting, and other Investment Operations


teams by researching and resolving security price challenges and ad-hoc requests.


- Review any corporate actions impacting evaluation and coordinate with the corporate


actions group as necessary.


- Provide coverage for other Pricing Analysts as needed.


- Support external and internal auditors by addressing pricing audit issues and comply


with regulatory requirements.


- Review, analyze, and resolve any pricing exceptions on a daily basis for assigned


security type.


- Document all research and exception findings for files. Maintain orderly and complete


organization of files.


- Analyze unchanged security prices on a periodic basis.


- Monitor single source securities and obtain secondary sources as available.


- Develop and maintain vendor and broker relationships.


- Cross-train on pricing other security types and provide cross-training on assigned


security type pricing to other Pricing Analysts as required.


- Participate in discussions regarding future plans for enhancements to existing products


and integration of new products.


- Participate in projects by completing testing and ensure successful deployment of


changes into production.


- Identify and initiate workflow and systematic improvements.


- Perform standard Pricing Analyst tasks as needed during US holidays and during


business continuity exercises that could include travel to another site and providing


coverage during the weekend. The business continuity relocation may include travel for


an extended period of time.


Required Skills


- Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, or related experience required.


- One to three years of proven experience in the financial industry.


- Master's degree in related field or CFA candidate will be viewed favorably.


- Solid understanding of global financial markets, including security pricing, descriptive


data, and the impact of corporate actions on securities processing.


- Solid understanding of various security types and their trading characteristics.


- Must possess basic quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.


- Ability to multi-task.


- Solid organizational skills and flexibility.


- Strong oral and written communication skills.


- Reliable, self-motivated, dedicated with ability to work responsibly with minimal direct


supervision.


- Drive to take initiative and go above and beyond assigned tasks is highly valued.


- Have a sense of urgency.


- Ability to prioritize tasks based on urgency and importance.


- Proficient in MS Office Applications, especially Excel.


- Ability to work in a team environment.


- Strong inclination towards numbers and attention to details.


- Enthusiastic interest in asset management and financial services.


- Experience in valuations, trading, portfolio administration, security settlements, or


corporate actions will be viewed favorably.


- Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure.

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