Vice President, Alternative Investment Valuations

Vice President, Alternative Investment Valuations


Vice President, Alternative Investment Valuations

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Team Overview

BlackRock Data Services (BDS) is entrusted with maintaining all data integral to the investment decision process, for BlackRock the Investment Manager and its BlackRock Solutions (BRS) business, in our proprietary Aladdin® end-to-end investment platform. BDS closely partners with many teams at BlackRock, such as Portfolio Management, Global Capital Markets, Relationship Management, Portfolio Compliance, Risk Analytics, Regulatory Reporting, and others, to ensure their business data needs are met accurately, timely, and efficiently.
The BDS philosophy is anchored on BlackRock’s cornerstone principles: Innovation, Fiduciary focus, Passion for Performance, and the unified purpose of One BlackRock. Through that lens, we seek to build value for our clients by understanding their needs, the markets, and using technology to create best in class solutions. BDS has presence across 12 offices in 8 countries, servicing more than $17 trillion in AUM on Aladdin for BlackRock and BRS clients spanning 6 continents and all spectrums of the financial markets.
The global Private Valuation Team within BDS supports the investment valuation function for private, illiquid investments acting as the interface between the investment professionals, external valuation providers, accounting outsource providers, auditors, and Global Fund Services. The team focuses on adding value by providing valuation oversight and coordination of valuations and supporting documentation.

Key Responsibilities
Mange Associates and Analysts in preparing valuation documentation for private equity, private debt and other alternative investments.
Drive the process during monthly and quarterly valuation cycles.
Manage workflow of data to 3rd party valuation firms; working with investment teams to ensure all relevant information is incorporated into valuations.
Provide high quality client service externally and internally. Address inquiries, perform controls, problem solve, and mitigate risks
Initiate and help drive platform and process innovations to support fast-growing business needs, minimize risk, improve quality, and navigate the changing markets.
Review and tie out of valuation templates received from third party service providers. Communicate any comments and coordinate sign off in coordination with Investment, Pricing and Fund Administration teams.
Review legal documents to determine rights associated with new securities purchased.
Prepare materials to be provided to the Valuation Committee and presenting findings to Pricing Committees and other management as necessary.
Liaison with independent auditors and valuation firms. Provide support for valuations and answer questions as necessary in a controlled and efficient manner.
Perform a review of fair value reporting provided by underlying managers and Co-Investment sponsors.

Bachelor's degree is required, with preference to Accounting or Finance.
10 to 15 years relevant experience, private investment valuation experience preferred.
Solid understanding of ASC 820 and IFRS 13, familiarity with PWERM, OPM, and Current Value valuation techniques
Ability to work with and handle financial data and build summarized reports.
Experience building, testing and implementing valuation models.
Natural standout colleague able to work in an innovative, ambitious, and fast paced environment while maintaining attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with agile critical thinking and a problem-solving attitude.
Ability to quickly learn the intricacies of complex financial instruments.
Working knowledge of Bloomberg, Reuters, Interactive Data and MS Office Suite as well as SQL, Unix commands, PERL, etc. is an advantage.

About BlackRock

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals.As of December 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $7.43 trillion in assets on behalfof investors worldwide.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

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