Standard Life Aberdeen plc is one of the world’s largest investment companies, and we are built on a long standing culture of caring about the future and making a positive impact. Together we invest for a better future. We do it to make a difference to the lives of our clients and customers, our employees, society and our shareholders.
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Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) manages a number of products that utilise complex instruments, including OTC derivatives, as part of the overall investment strategy. As ASI continues to invest heavily in the platform that supports this investment activity, a vacancy for a 12 month fixed term contract role has arisen within the Complex Asset Pricing Team, which is part of the Oversight & Control department.
The Complex Asset Pricing Team, within the wider Operations function, is a key component of the Aberdeen Standard Investments control infrastructure, providing support and oversight to the pricing of complex asset classes.
The team is responsible for the global asset pricing governance framework, including pricing policies and pricing committees. The team acts as subject matter experts for OTC derivatives, listed equities and public and private debt, including illiquid bonds and private placements. The team also provide independent oversight of OTC derivative valuations.
You will be part of a team of nine specialists with expertise in OTC and exchange traded derivatives (covering credit, interest, inflation, equity and FX derivatives), asset and fund pricing, and the valuation of debt instruments and other ‘hard to price’ assets. Working combining a blend of both service delivery and project work, you will play a key role in the development and continuous improvement of our processes, controls and reporting deliverables.
Great communication and relationship building skills are required to manage relationships with front office, outsourced providers, counterparties, regulators, trustees and other internal departments. This is a technically demanding role which will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the complex asset pricing operations environment.
To be successful in appointment of this role we are looking for you to have:
Degree level qualification in subject with significant analytical content – economics, accountancy, financial or mathematical related field.
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