Markit Portfolio Valuations provides an independent, post-trade valuation service to buy-side institutions globally, covering vanilla and exotic OTC derivatives, cash instruments and structured notes across all asset classes. The service also offers clients the ability to receive an aggregated set of counterparty marks for their trades.
Duties & accountabilities
Organizing and running daily and monthly valuation processes for clients; this will require hands-on responsibility for some accounts
Handling simple and complex price challenges and resolving them to the satisfaction of the client
Building and maintaining client relationships, so that clients are aware of Markit's new and existing valuation capabilities and increase their use of these services
Contributing to the design and testing of Markit's valuation systems
Ensuring that data capture and cleaning processes are run, refined and automated
Education and Experience
Good degree in a quantitative discipline
Good understanding of OTC derivative valuation in one or more asset classes
Strong knowledge common office tools and software including Excel and VBA
Appetite for providing services to external clients on a regular basis
Relevant practical experience (1-2 years)
Other programming experience in any language e.g. SQL
Must have general understanding of financial markets, and be keen to extend knowledge of OTC derivatives across all asset classes.
Must embrace the importance of high service levels as part of a commercial relationship
Must be detail-oriented, thorough and able to use own initiative to solve problems.
Must have the ability to work well in a team to ensuring that tasks are completed and issues are followed up and closed.
Excellent time management and organisational skills are essential.
Strong skills required to be able to communicate effectively with external clients and across business units within the company. This will include email, phone and face-to-face meetings.
Clear, structured and professional in both writing and speech.
Must gain a clear understanding and appreciation of the other functional and regional teams in the valuation group.
Must respect and apply the various control activities required to maintain and monitor the quality of the service.
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