Consultant, Portfolio Valuation
Duff & Phelps Corp
Mumbai, India; Multiple locations
2d ago

The Private Valuation Team supports the investment valuation function for private, illiquid investments acting as the interface between the investment professionals, external valuation providers, accounting outsource providers, auditors, and Global Fund Services.

The Private Valuation Team focuses on adding value by providing valuation oversight and coordination of valuations and supporting documentation.

At Kroll, your work will help deliver clarity to our clients’ most complex governance, risk, and transparency challenges.

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Responsibility :

  • Performing monthly independent price verification for structured products and fixed income positions.
  • Support the Private Valuation Team during monthly and quarterly valuation cycles.
  • Valuations for Asset-backed securities, Structured Products, CLOs, and Corporate credit, with an emphasis on harder-to-value securities.
  • Investment types include : CLOs, CDOs, commercial mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage-backed securities, etc.
  • Analyze and communicate key valuation issues to senior management and front office constituents
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly Valuation Committee reports including executive summaries, detailed valuation results, ASC 820 leveling analysis and exception reports
  • Review monthly and quarterly debt valuations
  • Create materials needed for valuations committees to review and approve valuations
  • Provide information for detailed responses to investors enquiries and surveys, as well as investor meetings.
  • Work on projects with a team of IT specialists to enhance the existing valuations infrastructure
  • Interface with front office to gather support for month end valuations
  • Continuously assess existing processes versus leading best practices and propose enhancements with a focus on strengthening control environment
  • Evaluate prices provided by pricing vendors and initiate challenges
  • Review back testing and stale pricing reports to assess exceptions and identify trends
  • Review valuation policies and procedures and recommend enhancements
  • Coordinate reporting deliverables across accounting, operations and investor relations
  • Maintaining database of pricing support and provide control walkthroughs to internal and external auditors
  • Experience :

  • Bachelor's degree is required, with preference to Accounting or Finance.
  • 2 to 5 years relevant experience, private investment valuation experience preferred.
  • Experience in Alternative Investments / Hedge Funds / industry with experience in structured products
  • Experience building, testing and implementing valuation models.
  • Natural team player able to work in an innovative, entrepreneurial, and fast paced environment while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with agile critical thinking and a problem-solving mindset.
  • Ability to quickly learn the intricacies of complex financial instruments.
  • Working knowledge of Intex, Bloomberg, Reuters, Interactive Data and MS Office Suite is an advantage.
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