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Man Group London, UK
26 Apr, 2018
Graduate Hires
About Man Group Man Group is an active investment management firm focused on delivering performance and client portfolio solutions through its five investment management businesses: Man AHL; Man Numeric; Man GLG; Man FRM and Man Global Private Markets. Man Group's investment management businesses provide long-only, alternative and private markets products on a single and multi-manager basis, leveraging the firm's robust infrastructure to provide a diverse range of strategies across investment approaches, styles and asset classes. The original business was founded in 1783. Today, Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.L and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. As at 31 December 2017, Man Group's funds under management were $109.1 billion. Man Group also supports many awards, charities and initiatives around the world, including sponsorship of the Man Booker literary prizes. Further information can be found at   www.man.com . About Man GLG Man GLG is a discretionary fund manager offering absolute return and long-only strategies across asset classes, sectors & regions. The firm was established in 1995 and acquired by Man Group in 2010. Man GLG's culture is based on fostering leading investment talent within a collaborative environment and its portfolio managers are unconstrained by a house view. The majority of Man GLG's over 130 investment professionals are based in London, and it also has investment teams in New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Pf ffikon. As at 31 December 2017, Man GLG's funds under management were $35.0 billion. Further information can be found at   www.man.com/glg . Purpose of the role The Middle Office Accountant is primarily responsible for assisting Asset Managers by providing review/analysis of fund profit and loss accounts and calculating the Net Asset Value (NAV) of funds. They are responsible for highlighting potential operational or valuation issues to the Asset Manager. In addition, this role will provide the opportunity to be involved with the oversight of a number of external Service Providers to whom Man have outsourced functions, including cost/performance analysis and co-ordination between Man/the Service Provider across a variety of different roles and projects. Specific responsibilities Fund Accounting & Valuation Control: Using the firms systems and other available tools (Bloomberg/Vendor data etc.), on a daily basis review and analyse fund profit and loss accounts across asset classes, in order to assist reporting performance to Asset Managers Calculate Net Asset Value (NAV) of funds on a daily, weekly and monthly basis including checking accrued income and expenses. Provision of intra-NAV estimates to the Asset Managers when requested Liaise with the fund administrator/s to reconcile final fund NAVs Review foreign exchange exposures and report to the Asset Managers, highlighting any currency hedging requirements Review reconciliations between Custodians, Prime brokers and GLG's internal records, co-ordinating investigation and/or correction of breaking items where require Provide ad-hoc reports to the Asset Managers and senior management regarding performance and historic trading analysis Attend meetings with administrators and pricing committees Ensure the quality and effectiveness of the pricing governance and controls are maintained through identification and mitigation of pricing risks and the communication/documentation of any enhancements to the framework Apply technical understanding to securities pricing across the GLG business Review existing systems / processes / procedures and MIS to identify areas of possible enhancements Represent the team on wider Man projects such as trading system enhancements and regulatory change integration Support new business, transitions and migration projects both internally and with external Service Providers Assist with the monitoring and oversight of functions outsourced by Man to a range of Service Providers, including tracking relative performance and costs, highlighting exceptions to senior management helping to inform future decisions Involvement in the production and consolidation of updates to the Fund Boards on a Quarterly basis Technical competencies Degree level education in a numerate or financial discipline required Qualified / part-qualified with a relevant professional body (CFA/ACA/CIMA) preferred Background from a Tier 1 Bank strongly preferred Relevant experience in Product Control / Operations / Accounting (auditing of funds) Proficient in use of Excel and MS Office required Project delivery experience Communication, organisation and presentation skills together with the ability to confidently deal with multiple senior stakeholders Capable in chairing and presenting meetings; recording, co-ordinating and tracking actions This role presents an exciting opportunity for someone looking to take their career to the next level. A progressive remit, broader than a normal IB product control role, with significant responsibility beyond accounting aspects. The successful candidate will have strong and frequent involvement with the core business to inform and influence on a range of commercial decisions, projects etc. For the right candidate, there will also be the chance to step up and gain people management skills. Work-Life Balance and Benefits at Man Man Group is committed to providing the best working environment possible for all its employees and, as such, we support   professional training   and development as well as requests for   flexible or part-time working . Man Group also supports many charities and initiatives through the   Man Charitable Trust , which aims to create positive change by supporting charitable organisations that focus on raising levels of literacy and numeracy in the UK and by offering employees opportunities to invest their time and expertise in charitable initiatives. Employees are offered two   'ManKind'   days of paid leave per year that can be used as part of the Man Charitable Trust's community volunteering programme or in support of any other charity/not-for-profit organisation. We offer our employees a   comprehensive benefits package , including private medical cover, discounted gym membership, on-site health assessments and on-site flu vaccinations. To support our employees' extracurricular interests, we have a   music room   with a piano and guitars that can be booked by anyone, and we also offer lessons on-site. Man Group employees receive a   daily food allowance , which can be used in our staff restaurant. The restaurant has several theatre-style cooking stations, a sandwich bar and a coffee shop (all of which can cater to special dietary requirements), and free fruit is available from the kitchens on each floor. We also have a subsidised in-house bar and an   employee discount scheme   with a wide range of discounts, all of which help us to ensure that the firm is a great place to work. In addition, Man Group sponsors the   Man Booker literary prizes   and hosts several internal   events with the authors   to celebrate these awards. The prizes underscore Man Group's charitable focus on literacy and education and together with the wider charitable activities of the Booker Prize Foundation, the prize plays an important role in promoting literary excellence on a global scale that the firm is honoured to support.
The Blackstone Group New York City, NY, USA
25 Apr, 2018
Experienced Hires
BAAM – Valuations Finance, Financial Associate/AVP Employer: Blackstone Firm Overview: Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with over $430 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone. Business Unit: BAAM Business Unit Description: Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM®), Blackstone’s Hedge Fund Solutions platform, is the world’s largest discretionary investor in hedge funds, with approximately $75 billion in assets under management. BAAM manages a diversified set of businesses including a customized solutions business, a special situations platform, a long-only solutions business, a hedge fund seeding business, an open-ended mutual fund platform and a business that purchases stakes in established hedge funds. In all of BAAM’s business lines, it carefully selects and partners with fund managers across a variety of asset classes and strategies to create solutions for its investors. Through its sharp focus on clients’ goals, a rigorous due-diligence process and access to Blackstone’s global insights, BAAM strives to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns across market cycles while preserving capital during stressed market environments. Job Title: Financial Associate/AVP Job Description: This position will be in a high visibility role maintaining and overseeing the valuation process for BAAM’s direct trading funds, registered products and minority interest private equity fund Responsibilities Include Overseeing the preparation, review and presentation of materials for the Valuation Committee and Fund Board of Trustees Coordinating and managing deliverables for multiple Valuation Committees Adhering to best practices in development of valuation methodologies and enhancing existing valuation reporting processes and procedures Overseeing the daily and monthly valuation process by working with the investment teams, fund accounting team, third party administrator, shadow books and records service provider and third party independent valuation specialists Closely liaising with the investment teams to develop, maintain and analyze private valuation materials including discounted cash flow (DCF, performance multiple (PM) and other valuation models) Compiling documentation to support valuation methodology and underlying model assumptions in addition to managing audit valuation testing and 3rd party valuation reviews Liaising with pricing vendors and brokers/dealers as necessary Performing price verification procedures between shadow accounting books and records service provider and independent administrator Participating in new fund launches and related onboarding to understand new financial instruments/products that will be held and determine appropriate valuation sources Staying up to date on current market developments and industry best practices Conducting research and analysis on complex security pricing issues and market events Assist in enhancing the group’s reporting processes, procedures and analytics Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or a quantitative discipline (preferred), or 4 to 8 years of experience in a financial role, and a strong GPA Valuation experience and strong modeling skills preferred Strong knowledge of private investment valuation methodologies Strong product knowledge of various financial instruments across fixed income, structured products and derivatives Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing Ability to adapt to new challenges in a dynamic and fast paced environment while handling multiple projects Keen attention to details Ability to prioritize deliverables and meet demanding deadlines Ability to display confidence when discussing valuations Ability to work well within a team oriented environment or individually Strong analytical skills Proficiency in excel and power point is required CPA and/or CFA preferred All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law.
Aon Lincolnshire, IL, USA
24 Apr, 2018
Experienced Hires
Responsibilities Aon Is Looking For a Retirement Finance Specialist As part of an industry-leading team, you will help empower results for our clients by delivering innovative and effective solutions as part of our Retirement & Finance Consulting business group within Aon Hewitt in Chicago, IL. Your Impact as a Retirement Finance Specialist Job Responsibilities: Monitor contract/project end dates Follow up on expiring contracts in advance with project manager Draft initial contract based on prior year scope and any overall increases/changes to terms (using existing templates) Monitor auto-renewing contracts to ensure planned fee increases are implemented (assist with needed documentation of increases) Meet with project manager to determine invoicing/project requirements Complete project request form 2 weeks before prior contract expires -- Ensure project naming conventions are used (indicate ongoing vs. single year contracts) -- Consistent use of departments, products, and activity types (based on provided guidance) -- Ensure projects without contracts are connected to a client Maintain the project team list (if "enforce teams" option is utilized) Distribute project numbers to team Update project status for prior year projects upon completion of work (ensure time is not recorded after completion) Create and maintain summary of each client contract (for reference) Complete contract request forms and track processing Coordinate set up for contracts with multi-practice involvement (ensure compliance with thresholds for separate project/contract line set up) -- Ensure all projects are connected to the correct contract Review revenue plan, billing plan, and all other contract attributes after completion by Client Financial Analysts (CFA) to ensure accuracy (using available reporting) Compare AR terms in contract to invoice set up Confirm invoice contact is correct at set up Follow up with colleagues that need to correct time submissions Review fee support drafted by Project Manager and confirm revenue submission Ensure updates to revenue and billing plans are made, as needed Monitor revenue by contract based on internal thresholds Monitor revenue delayed by unsigned contracts Review monthly invoices for project managers Prepare/update any client specific invoice attachments Work with CFA to ensure invoice accuracy before sending to project manager for final approval Monitor client AR and assist in research of payments received without client instructions Handle client specific issues (such as purchase orders, etc.) You Bring Knowledge and Expertise Required Experience: Ability to analyze and resolve financial issues Strong Excel skills (lookups, pivot tables, intermediate functions) Strong written and oral communication skills Ability to partner and collaborate with colleagues across the globe and within various finance disciplines Appreciation of Sarbanes Oxley requirements Working knowledge of PeopleSoft a plus Ambitious, strong team player, willing to own responsibilities and take initiative Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting 0 -3 years equivalent years of industry experience. We offer you: A competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization. Our Colleague Experience: From helping clients gain access to capital after natural disasters, to creating access to health care and retirement for millions, Aon colleagues empower results for our clients, communities, and each other every day.  They make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another.  This is the Aon Colleague Experience, defining what it means to work at Aon and realizing our vision of empowering human and economic possibility. To learn more visit Aon Colleague Careers About Aon: Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance. DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Lazard Boston, MA, USA
23 Apr, 2018
Experienced Hires
Job description At Lazard’s Boston office, Associates work as part of client teams which provide a wide range of services, including: general financial advice, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, special committee assignments, takeover defenses, corporate restructurings, strategic partnerships/joint ventures and advice on capital structure. Lazard offers an unparalleled opportunity to work as part of small deal teams on strategic and other assignments, providing meaningful exposure to senior bankers and client representatives. Day-to-day activities of an Associate include: financial analysis and modeling, creating and preparing client presentations and marketing materials, interacting with clients, managing deal processes and providing guidance to and supervising Analysts, among other activities. In the Technology Group, our Associates work in a generalist capacity spanning the following verticals: Software, Communications Equipment, Semiconductors, among other areas. Qualifications: • Three years of investment banking experience at the Analyst level or one or two years of investment banking experience at the Associate level • Top academic performance with comfort operating in an unstructured environment which values initiative, creativity, maturity, and poise • Strong quantitative background and analytical skills • Proven success in an environment that champions coaching and leadership • Excellent verbal/written communication skills with ability to multi-task • Motivation to work as a team player and contribute to a positive team culture