Pricing Analyst - GA Pricing and Valuation
Manulife
PH-Quezon
31d ago

Description

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Job Summary The Pricing Group is a middle office function for Manulife’s Investment division worldwide investment activities.

Pricing Analyst is accountable for the front-line management and monitoring of daily global securities pricing. The Analyst will coordinate, supervise and support daily and monthly pricing related functions to ensure pricing processes are adhered to pricing policy, procedures and practices and are in compliance to internal and external audit requirements including SOX / Operational Risk Controls.

Pursuant to this role, the incumbent will manage relationships with back office, systems, and pricing vendors. Key Responsibilities :

  • Ensure daily and monthly pricing processes are managed and completed in a timely manner and adhering to internal pricing policies and procedures.
  • Ensure quality checks for daily and monthly pricing are completed, signed off and justified to ensure auditable checks are within pricing policy guidelines.
  • Maintain all pricing controls, systems and reporting mechanisms which encompass regular reporting and reviews for pricing accuracy, quality and timeliness.
  • Ensure pricing reports and pricing data distributed adheres to accuracy, quality and timeliness requirements of downstream clients, systems, auditors and senior management.
  • Maintain efficient communication channel with the investment division, front office, back office US and Canadian division, as they downstream to the pricing process.
  • Strong communication ensures the timely and effective resolution of issues, changing priorities by downstream processes, systems and or job functions, future and current projects, ad-

    hoc requests for pricing or pricing analysis or underlying pricing methodology disclosures.

  • Ensure pricing policy, procedures and practices are in compliance with all audit requirements and SOX / Operational Risk Controls.
  • Establish proactive audit practices, based on findings from previous audits and industry best practices.
  • Design, develop and execute checklists, controls and quality assurance testing for operational risks associated with securities pricing.
  • Provide recommendations to reduce operational risks to ensure pricing processes and procedures are complete, documented and followed-

    through by the pricing team. Reduce procedural gaps if any and provide recommendations for improved operations, whether by improving timeliness, accuracy or quality.

    Qualifications :

  • University degree specializing in Commerce, Math, Finance or related discipline.
  • Well versed and familiar with pricing and valuations of bonds and equities
  • 2+ years' relevant experience with an asset management or valuation group, management experience beneficial
  • Experience with securities pricing, including fixed income, equities, private placement, private equities, and special entities
  • Knowledge of investment markets and benchmarks, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to pricing analysis.
  • Industry experience in Best Practices for Securities Valuation and Risk Management.
  • Competencies :

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and establish priorities to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills.
  • Highly developed computer skills with the aptitude to learning new systems.
  • Intermediate to Expert level skills in MS Excel, MS Access & Visual Basic.
  • Exceptional aptitude for math and financial analytical skills.
  • Additional Details :

  • The candidate must be willing to report for a day shift schedule.
  • The candidate must be willing to work in Diliman, Quezon City
  • About Manulife Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions.

    We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.

    At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers.

    At the end of 2016, we had $977 billion (US$728 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made almost $26 billion in payments to our customers.

    Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years.

    With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

    Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.

    A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation.

    Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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