11 days old

Pricing Analyst

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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    $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


- 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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