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Pricing Analyst Resume

Denver, CO

SUMMARY:

Comprehensive buy, sell, and hedge fund experience with extensive knowledge of securities pricing, reference data, and valuation/fair valuation. Expert in the design and implementation of Mid Office and Back Office processes to create new technology systems, policies and procedures, and streamlining of workflows. Experience in Project Management, P&L, and market data operations.

KNOWLEDGE BASE:

Systems Knowledge: Bloomberg, Reuters, IDC, Advantage Data, MS Office (Excel, Access), PORTIA, Charles RiverDST, Invest One, Business Objects, ADP, Lotus, FMS/PeopleSoft, NTAPS, Asset Control, Visual Portfolio Manager, SAPVAA2, TWA, PAM, and Sharepoint

Areas of expertise: Experienced with master reference data content management pertaining to fund of funds, hedge fundsand institutional and sub - advisory accounts with data systems. Proficient with valuations/fair valuations and FAS 157 leveling.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Denver, CO

Pricing Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Works with price vendors, fund advisers, and third party brokers to resolve pricing issues.
  • Assist in research and implementation of hard to value securities ensuring appropriate valuation methodologies are available.
  • Designs, builds, and prepares management reports for the monthly valuation committee meeting.
  • Develops and analyzes variance, unchanged, and missing price reports. Point person for all price challenges.
  • Leader of numerous departmental projects.
  • Design and perform price back - testing and price confirmation based on portfolio transactions and market data.
  • Performs periodic in-depth analysis of third part provided valuations, including the data points and assumptions used, to confirm the valuations are reasonable and appropriate.

Confidential, Denver, CO

Assistant Valuation Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the daily operations of the Pricing, Dividend, and Unit Valuation functions, ensuring all prices, dividends, and unit values are uploaded on a nightly basis. Ensuring all dividends are paid accurately and on time.
  • Coordinates staff efforts in researching and correcting prices and/or dividend payment issues. Assists in monitoring the timely and accurate completion of multiple reconciliations.
  • Assists in monitoring the Mutual Fund Valuations Department s workflow, planning, and scheduling of assignments.
  • Develops training procedures, conducts performance evaluations, and manages staff issues according to company and divisional policies.
  • Responds to ad hoc reporting and audit requests and ensures that team processes comply with appropriate standards and regulations.
  • Involved in departmental projects, including determining system requirements, overseeing new business conversions, and leading efforts to streamline team processes.
  • Reviews and prepares various daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial, regulatory, and statistical reports for management, internal, and external clients. Ensures that all SOX and SSAE 16 controls are being followed.

Confidential, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Senior Financial Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the daily reconciliations process for the Currency Operations Teller Cash Recycler Audit Team.
  • Designed and implemented effective and efficient policies and procedures.
  • Serves as the point person for all Teller Cash Recycler inquiries.
  • Provide periodic metrics for senior management on Teller Cash Recycler machines.
  • Participates in multi - departmental projects.
  • Responsible for the month/quarter end preparation and analysis of account reconciliations.
  • Daily monitoring of location Teller Cash Recycler usage.
  • Overseeing functions related to daily work in process accounts.
  • Responsible for the resolution of account variances and over/short amounts
  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses to support operational decision making and improve current processes.

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Developed and analyzed variance, unchanged and missing price reports.
  • Worked with portfolio management to resolve valuation related issues and price challenges.
  • Designed and implemented effective and efficient policies and procedures.
  • Worked closely with the trading desks to estimate fair market pricing when third party pricing is unavailable.
  • Prepared spreadsheet and documents and makes presentation to senior management.
  • Reviewed third party prices to determine reasonableness and challenge prices/assumptions.
  • Gathers raw data from various sources and determining average market prices and trends.
  • Processing of corporate actions.
  • Responsible for the daily valuation of Fixed Income, Equity, and Derivative securities.
  • Responsible for establishing, documenting, and making enhancements to policies and procedures.
  • Worked with the trading desks and collected market research to gather prices and pricing data.
  • Investigated price discrepancies and validated resolutions with portfolio managers, traders, risk, and compliance teams.
  • Valuing securities and ensuring timely and reasonable prices to clients.
  • Responsible for designing and implementing workflows.
  • Worked on ad hoc projects as requested.

Confidential, New York, NY

Supervisor

Responsibilities:

  • Managed the daily valuation of Fixed Income, Equity, and Derivative securities.
  • Created and developed price variance, missing price, and unchanged price reports.
  • Worked with portfolio management to resolve valuation related issues and price challenges.
  • Collected, summarized, and reported monthly packages to the Valuation Committee.
  • Worked closely with accounting agents and the North America Valuation Committee to resolve pricing issues/fair valuations.
  • Managed special monthly reports for management, including monthly price challenges, overrides, and fair values.
  • Conducted reviews of third party vendors.
  • Monitored market events to evaluate impacts on securities.
  • Work closely with the Front Office to develop models for evaluating illiquid securities.
  • Created and maintained a framework for the receipt of vendor prices.
  • Worked closely with trade support, portfolio administration, IT, and Front Office teams to enhance the existing workflow between their systems.
  • Led the group effort to design a new security pricing application.
  • Point person for pricing inquiries with custodians, vendors, brokers, Front Office personnel, and compliance for issue resolution.
  • Designed and implemented effective and efficient policies and procedures.
  • Worked closely with risk management and compliance to ensure compliance with internal control standards including the timely implementation of internal and external audit points, together with any issues raised by external regulators.

Confidential, New York, NY

Asset Management Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Ensured the daily valuation and issue resolution of Fixed Income, Equity, and Derivative securities.
  • Resolved trade breaks and large pricing discrepancies.
  • Created and designed price variance reports.
  • Investigated and corrected price discrepancies and confirmed them with the Front Office.
  • Interacted with the Front Office, Risk Management, vendors, and custodians to ensure issue resolution.

Confidential, New York, NY

Reconciliations Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Reconciled traders accounts with in - house system ensuring accountants had proper trades, trades settled correctly, and reconciled trade discrepancies on account breaks with custodians.
  • Responsible for the building of security master files.

Confidential, New York, NY

Securities Pricing Analyst/Profit and Loss Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the price testing of the universe of instruments monitored by the Product Control group. Security types included: MBS, Repurchase & Reverse Repurchase Agreements, Treasuries, and Government Agency securities.
  • Reconciled Front Office systems and Back Office systems ensuring entire population of securities was price tested.
  • Used statistical analysis to determine the reasonability and validity of securities priced by traders.
  • Created and developed price variance, missing price, and stale price reports.
  • Responsible for calculating, collecting, and summarizing financial information on all Fixed Income products and reporting it to senior management.
  • Established and documented policies and procedures for price testing.
  • Confirmed monthly attestation of the balance sheet to the general ledger and the sub ledger.
  • Produced daily MBS passthrough security P&L and reconciled daily P&L breaks.
  • Interacted daily with the trading desks and operations regarding P&L issues.
  • Produced daily P&L for the MBS desk, which included trading P&L, interest P&L, and funding P&L.
  • Reconciled breaks on a daily basis and communicated any adjustments to the trading desk.
  • Posted month end journal entries into the general ledger.
  • Performed SOX 302 certification and reconciled any balance sheet differences.

Confidential, New York, NY

Supervisor

Responsibilities:

  • Managed the daily valuation of Fixed Income, Equity, and Derivative securities, including monthly board reports.
  • Coordinated price changes between Confidential Mutual Fund Accounting team, pricing vendors, and external fund administrators that prepared daily valuations on behalf of Confidential .
  • Ensured all price challenges, price changes, and price overrides were accurately recorded.
  • Created and developed price variance, missing price, and stale price reports.
  • Point person in the design and update of the security pricing application.
  • Interacted with the Front Office and risk management teams to resolve validation issues.

Confidential, New York, NY

Operations Pricing Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Managed the daily valuation of Fixed Income, Equity, and Derivative securities, including price overrides and updates.
  • Developed price variance, exception, and other control processes and reports to support the price validation process.
  • Ran price exception and missing price reports. Determined securities needing further research.
  • Investigated securities with missing prices to determine why securities lacked pricing and obtained prices for those securities.
  • Investigated and corrected price discrepancies and confirmed them with the Front Office.
  • Interacted with the front office, risk management, and pricing vendors.

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Pricing Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the daily valuation of Fixed Income, Equity, and Derivative securities.
  • Designed and implemented effective and clear policies and procedures.
  • Coordinated price changes between Times Square in - house accounts, pricing vendors, and external fund administrators that prepared daily valuations on behalf of Times Square.
  • Participated in customer requests as well as projects in support of divisional initiatives; coordinated research with the performance measurement department to research discrepancies; and assisted portfolio management with special requests in support of analysis and reporting.

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Pricing Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Led the pricing group in the daily valuation of Fixed Income, Equity, and Derivative securities.
  • Point person for price changes, price overrides, and price challenges between the Front Office and pricing vendors.
  • Reconciled traders accounts with the in - house system ensuring accountants had proper trades, trades settled correctly, and reconciled trade discrepancies and account breaks.
  • Responsible for the building of security master files of all securities and booking trades.
  • Designed and implemented effective and clear policies and procedures.

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