Robert Half International Pricing Analyst in Dallas, Texas

The Pricing Analyst serves as the governing body to create firm wide standards that drive consistent data management practices, develop technologies and processes to support data management processes, partner with lines of business and functional groups to embed data management best practices and capabilities, and ensure sustainability by refining, measuring, and improving the firm?s ability to manage data.

Description of role, functions and activities Instrument, Pricing Common Reference Data is an operating unit center of excellence providing a global asset pricing service to multiple lines of business its three core offerings.

The team interacts daily with a research group, a part of the Corporate Investment Banking Research, across its global footprint to ensure that the index processes, requests and systems are operating efficiently. Functions performed include: Fixed Income market research to produce robust cutting-edge benchmark products and custom solutions for institutional investors and ETF providers, across the globe; Client interaction for strategic queries on index products; Commercialization of index services and analytical tools to buy-side clients and vendors; Implementation of new index analytics tools and platform for better client service.

Key Responsibilities and Skills: ? Daily third-party price capture validation of bond prices versus multiple market sources ? Analyze price movements against market news and expectations ? Liaise with pricing vendor to resolve issues and minimize risk ? Monitor systems for related job success and resolve issues by working with technology teams ? Prepare and send daily pricing and market impact summaries with supporting market news ? Generate and maintain month-end Index rebalance and preview composition reports by garnering information on new bond issuance and auction/buy-back activities ? Complete all daily, monthly, and ad-hoc tasks and reporting as required accurately and to deadline ? Resolve client (Global Index Research Group) queries promptly and professionally ? Participate and present in client monthly meetings ? Escalate all issues promptly and effectively to supervisor ? Contribute to ongoing developments of the pricing control process ? Ad-hoc project work as directed

? 2-3 years asset pricing, fund accounting, middle office, or operations experience ? Demonstrate an understanding and interest in stocks, bonds, options, and financial markets and products ? Knowledge of industry activities - particularly corporate actions, index benchmarking, stock markets and fixed income products ? Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including pivot tables and v-look ups ? Analytical/problem solving skills and attention to detail ? Self-motivated and proactive with the proven ability to work accurately and under pressure to meet deadlines ? Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate within a team environment and interact across departments ? Ability to work independently and multi-task in a fast paced environment ? Pricing vendor knowledge, i.e. Bloomberg, Reuters a plus ? Strong database/SQL knowledge a plus ? Familiarity with statistical analysis and time series data a plus ? Demonstrate customer focus and follow-up skills ? The role holder will be required to operate flexible working hours to cover early starts and/or late finishes as demanded by the business ? Bachelor degree with preference in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field.

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