Operations Valuation Specialist (f/m/d) - Temporary contract up to 18 months

Allianz Global Investors

At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you’re looking for a fast-paced working environment, you’re resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and you believe in always putting the customer first, then join us now!~crlf~~crlf~We’re committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.~crlf~~crlf~We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented Valuation Specialist (f/m/d) who will be part of our Model Valuation team of quant finance specialists. Being embedded within the Operations/business support function, this position requires also the active participation in operational processes front-to-back. Close collaboration with partners across global regions and the servicing of internal clients will be another integral part of this exciting role.~crlf~~crlf~This position is based in our office in Frankfurt.

##Mark-to-Model valuation of liquid (exotic) OTC derivatives (with underlyings in equity, interest rates, credit, inflation, etc.) and illiquid fixed income structured products (esp. in the Alternatives asset class) by applying advanced pricing techniques run onto a QuantLib based valuation engine/pricing library (in C++) ~crlf~##Active participation in the execution of daily time-critical NAV relevant operative processes for the mass production with the in-house pricing library ~crlf~##Efficient maintenance and continuous optimization of operative processes front-to-back along the asset management value chain with the aim of delivering excellent service for internal clients, partners and investors ~crlf~##Close collaboration and alignment with parties across locations in the EU, US and AP (Risk Management, Investment Compliance, Legal, etc.), the servicing of internal clients (Portfolio Management, Distributions, etc.) along with relationship management ~crlf~##Strong support of change processes within (cross-regional) projects on valuation ~crlf~##Participation in new product approval processes with respect to the valuation of bespoke complex assets (esp. within the Alternatives space)~crlf~##Model validation incl. input data analysis and evaluation of the adequacy of models and valuation techniques applied~crlf~

##Advanced university degree in quant finance/financial engineering, (financial/business) mathematics, physics, computer science, economics, etc. with a clear focus on analytical techniques ~crlf~##Preferably several years of working experience, ideally in the valuation unit of an asset manager or a consultancy firm, including profound knowledge of quant finance valuation models and their applications~crlf~##Certifications such as CFA, FRM or even CQF are a clear plus~crlf~##Programming skills incl. experience in process optimizations and model implementations in one or more of C++, Python, SQL, etc. ~crlf~##Experience with pricing libraries such as QuantLib is advantageous~crlf~##Convincing soft skills: strong communication and relationship management skills incl. ability of stakeholder management with a forward-thinking client servicing spirit ~crlf~##Ability to work independently under time pressure and flexibly in a team environment, showing strong endurance and persistence ~crlf~##High commitment, motivation, reliability, attention to detail and willingness to tackle responsibility for delivering results on time, within budget and in the highest quality ~crlf~##Pronounced problem solving skills and an analytic way of thinking out of the box ~crlf~##Preferably passionate personality living all of our AllianzGI values~crlf~##Proficiency in spoken and written English, knowledge of German would be a plus~crlf~

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 100 million private and corporate customers and more than 147,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 770 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 535 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest long-term, drawing upon our broad and innovative investment expertise, and leveraging resources globally to ensure a superior client experience wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors~crlf~~crlf~You are committed to creating value for our clients so that they can meet their financial objectives throughout their lives. You embrace a collegial culture based on strong values, take individual responsibility, and are dedicated to mastering challenging tasks. You aspire to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you since,~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors.~crlf~~crlf~


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