Retrieves and monitors availability of prices for designated portfolios
Gathers appropriate backup, maintain spreadsheets, contact brokers, and print various exception reports to support the pricing process
Interacts with third parties as necessary
Interacts with clients in a limited capacity for time critical issues during the pricing window as agreed to with Client Operations
Reviews and validates all daily activity in an accurate and timely manner, and maintains all required controls to ensure overall accuracy
Performs the necessary due diligence to ensure all pricing sources are reviewed, analyzed and compared/contrasted before relevant information is released to Fund Accounting and the client.
Works in conjunction with individuals on the team as well as other shared services/COEs and Client Operations to ensure seamless pricing valuations according to the fund’s policies
Supports the research and resolution process for exceptions and inquiries
Monitors and identifies halted/suspended domestic and international securities and notifies the Senior Specialists, Fund Accounting and the client appropriately with detailed information
Provides information needed to prepare financial statements and reports for client, shareholder, director and management reports, in an accurate and timely manner
Reviews corporate actions
Performs in depth research and analytics on security price movements and fluctuations in foreign currency outside established tolerance levels. Research includes, but is not limited to, analyzing index movements, accessing relevant news items that may pertain to a specific market, region, sector and/or issuer, and/or contacting the broker/dealer community and or client for additional insight
Supports and assists supervisors with special projects and fielding questions and requests from Fund Accounting, auditors and the client.Reviews specialist work/output to ensure the necessary due diligence is performed.
Remains familiar with back-up procedures when system applications and/or transmission problems arise