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Lead, Pricing and Public Market Valuations

July 29 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
Toronto, ON

With over 172.9 billion in assets under management as of March 31 2021, Fiera Capital, an independent firm, is one of Canada’s leading investment managers. We deliver customized multi-asset solutions across public and private market asset classes to institutional, financial intermediary and private wealth clients across North America, Europe and key markets in Asia. We strive to be at the forefront of investment-management science, and we are passionate about creating sustainable wealth for clients. Fiera Capital is recognized for our talented people. Our teams collaborate and seek to draw on the global industry’s most innovative and diverse offerings to craft strategies that meet the needs of any client, anywhere they are located.

Why join Fiera Capital:

• Inclusive workplace and diverse background of employees
• Growth and development opportunities
• Entrepreneurial industry-leading company with a purposeful mission
• Flexible work arrangements, competitive compensation and benefits
• Collaborative approach, innovative and culture of integrity
• Ambitious organization who strives for excellence

What we are looking for:

Fiera is looking for a Lead, Pricing and Public Market Valuations who is passionate and appreciates the importance of the process of pricing assets. The role is aimed at a self-starter who can work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines with a high level of attention to detail. The candidate must be innovative and flexible in responding to a rapidly changing environment. The candidate must demonstrate competency in communication with different audiences.

The role will be part of the Global Data Management Team who oversees multiple data domains globally across Fiera, including but not limited to pricing, security masters, ratings, and indices. Specifically, the Lead, Pricing and Public Market Valuations role will have the primary responsibility to oversee the pricing and valuation of all public market investments across all public investments. The ideal candidate must have a proven expertise in pricing operations and the valuations of public market investments.

Your responsibilities:

Oversight of daily pricing of assets and lead public market valuations.

  • Responsible of the oversight of the pricing of all public market and private market investments that include equities, fixed income, listed and OTC derivatives, private placements, loans, limited partnerships and bank debt;
  • Ensure timely and accurate valuation of assets under management;
  • Responsible for data quality and for ensuring high business confidence in the data;
  • Collect and ensure receipt of prices from various vendors of public market securities;
  • Review and validate daily key quality control reports in support of pricing using various tools and applications;
  • Develop and maintain controls to ensure all assets are valued correctly in the system;
  • Continuously evaluate, identify and recommend best practices and controls that will increase process efficiency and mitigate financial and operational risks;
  • Ownership of the controls and auditing pertaining to pricing;
  • Organize and provide minutes on the quarterly Public Markets Valuation Committee meeting. With supporting documents, the candidate is responsible for providing a good understanding of potential valuation issues and bring to the forefront valuation situations;
  • Train, mentor and develop your team as well as your colleagues on pricing and valuation analysis by using a supportive and collaborative approach;

INNOVATION & TOOLING: Create innovative solutions

  • Identify opportunities to improve processes and procedures toward industry best practices
  • Participate and take ownership of various projects to enhance risk controls and reporting
  • Develop close relationships with the different business segments to foster the integration from front to back offices

Must have requirements to be successful in this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Commerce or related field;
  • Master's degree in finance, financial engineering, actuary or a related field an advantage;
  • Professional designation in finance (CBV, PRM, FRM, CFA or CAIA) an advantage;
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience;
  • Comfortable with presenting in front of committee and senior executives;
  • Must have experience in leading and managing teams, both onshore and offshore;
  • Exceptional organizational & time management skills, be able to prioritize, make decision with ambiguity and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Proven knowledge in pricing of both public and private market investments that include equity, fixed income, listed and OTC derivatives, Private Placements, Loans, LP’s and Bank Debt;
  • Understanding of master data management practices including security master setups and ratings a significant advantage;
  • Programming skills: SQL, PYTHON, C++, C#, R, MATLAB, SAS or related a bonus.

The use of masculine is for the sole purpose of lightening the text and refers to both women and men.

Fiera Capital subscribes to the principle of employment equity. Our staff is our most valuable asset and our goal is to create an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone can reach their true potential.

Fiera Capital will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. All staffing decisions, including hiring and promotion decisions, will be based on merit, skills, performance, and business needs. We are pleased to receive nominations from qualified individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career with Fiera Capital. We will only communicate with those selected for an interview.