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Job Overview

Modelling Associate - Front Office

Location: City of London, London Salary: £55000 - £65000.00 per annum + 50% Bonus
Type: Permanent Contact: Andrew Mackay
Posted: 5 months ago

Working with a circa £80bn AUM fund, you will work closely with all levels of the Private Markets' investment team to ensure post deal models are accurate, effective and meaningful in decision making. The models play a key role in both the Quarterly valuation process and asset management decision-making and this, newly created position will be an integral part of the growth of the Private Markets function in the coming years

The successful candidate will also be expected to provide technical expertise to other Investment Office team members on the group's valuation models, ensuring they remain fit-for-purpose and are consistently executed and managed.

As the position is newly created, the career pathway is flexible to suit the desires of the job holder, as the role is imbedded within the Front Office, there is opportunity to move into a direct asset management or investment role, or, as the volume of investments increase, hire additional, junior support and transition into a people leader role

Key responsibilities

  • Initially the role will support a project to centralise the valuation models within the AM team and will work alongside dedicated project and/or consultant resource to successfully implement this initiative
  • The Private Markets Group invests across a broad range of asset classes including Private Equity, Infrastructure, Private Credit and Property
  • Once the models have been transferred into the AM function, you will act as the main point of contact for all modelling / valuation queries within the lifecycle of an investment
  • The position will provide support to the AM & Investment teams to ensure acquisition models are transformed into valuation models, support the valuation framework and oversee and coordinate the model attestation / model audit process with Op risk
  • To help embed modelling knowledge and valuation best practice within the Private Markets Group
  • Assist with coordinating Private Market Groups input to the firms valuation exercises
  • Influence Private Market Groups activity through formal committees and working groups as well as regular discussions

Experience

  • Experience within a Financial Services' consultancy / transaction services' organisation beneficial
  • Exposure to a wide range of Investment strategies & Asset classes within asset management
  • Exposure to Private Market Credit, Private Equity or Infrastructure models / valuation highly desirable
  • Familiarity with industry-standard valuation practices, and knowledge of key financial terms
  • Excellent financial/valuation modelling capabilities
  • Highly numerate (Accountancy qualification is considered advantageous but not a necessity)
  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Self-starter with 'can do' attitude, highly organised and ability to prioritise

Salary

£60-65,000 + 50-60% Bonus Target

Eames Consulting is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.