BVAL MUNI Evaluator - High Yield & Credit

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Princeton, NJ

Posted Aug 11, 2023 - Requisition No. 118109

We are Bloomberg Enterprise Data - fast paced, innovative and expanding! We partner closely with our clients, taking time to understand their unique businesses and individual data and financial technology (FinTech) needs. Our endless selection of datasets, covering all asset types, with multiple delivery technologies and flexible scheduling enables our clients to get exactly the data they need, when they need it, in the format they prefer. Put simply, our award-winning data helps power the capital markets. 
 
What is BVAL? 
 
Bloomberg's Evaluated Pricing (BVAL) business is a market leader in fixed income pricing and the pricing provider to the Bloomberg Indices. BVAL prices over 2.5 million bonds, multiple times daily for clients across buy side, sell side and custodial clients. Mutual funds, money managers, hedge funds, internal pricing groups, and auditors rely on BVAL to establish fair and independent fixed income asset valuations. We are known for:

  • Transparent methodologies that aid clients in the full investment lifecycle 
  • Providing pricing data that’s tailored to how a client wants it and when they want it 
  • Top-notch customer support 
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    The Role: 
    BVAL Evaluators are capital markets experts responsible for employing relevant, innovative, and leading-edge valuation models that leverage Bloomberg’s in-house analytics to provide high-quality data for the front office, middle office, and operations. We are seeking a valuation and credit specialist for the BVAL High Yield Municipal Evaluation team to help advance the BVAL offering, provide accurate pricing and excellent service to BVAL clients. The current team consists of a high performing group of professionals with extensive and varied experiences including former traders, portfolio managers, and research analysts. 
     
    We’ll trust you to: 

  • Design and support valuation models and systems to provide clients with evaluated prices for Municipal Securities 
  • Work closely with other BVAL team members, Business Development, and Engineering to develop innovative models and enhance our Muni Products offering 
  • Assist clients who use BVAL prices for NAV, P&L and/or risk analytic purposes 
  • Discuss markets, complex valuation models, and pricing questions with colleagues and clients 
  • Collaborate with multiple groups across reporting lines and support downstream product including sales and business to identify and implement workflow improvements and operational efficiencies 
  • Use innovative valuation models leveraging Bloomberg’s in-house analytics along with credit, market drivers and bond structure to provide accurate pricing for clients. 
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    You'll need to have: 
  • 4+ years of experience trading, investing, originating, or analyzing High Yield Municipal Securities*
  • Demonstrated understanding of the fixed income market, strong knowledge of market drivers, bond structures, fixed income analytics, and pricing approaches 
  • Excel skills, including the ability to create financial models, perform statistical analysis, and work with large data sets to help design and support BVAL’s valuation models 
  • Demonstrated experience articulating complex valuation models in a clear and concise manner with internal and external constituents 
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    We'd love to see: 
  • Knowledge of the Bloomberg Terminal 
  • Experience with credit analysis and evaluation 
  • Advanced technical skills such as VBA and/or Python 
  • Strong technical abilities with demonstrated experience learning and navigating complex systems, including databases and analytical models 
  • Direct or indirect experience working with engineers in a time-sensitive environment 
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    *Please note we use years of experience as a guide, but we certainly will consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary for the role. 
     
    If this sounds like you: 
     
    Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch with you to let you know the next steps, but in the meantime feel free to browse this: https://www.bloomberg.com/professional. 
     
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Salary Range: 160,000 - 210,000 USD Annually + Benefits + Bonus

The referenced salary range is based on the Company's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

We offer one of the most comprehensive and generous benefits plans available and offer a range of total rewards that may include merit increases, incentive compensation [Exempt roles only], paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, life insurance, and various wellness programs, among others. The Company does not provide benefits directly to contingent workers/contractors and interns.

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