Senior Valuation Manager - Liquid & Alternative Assets
Generali Business Solutions
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Generali is a major player in the global insurance industry a strategic and highly important sector for the growth, development and welfare of modern societies.

Over almost 200 years, we have built a multinational Group that is present in more than 60 countries, with 470 companies and nearly 80,000 employees.

Our Group aims to become the standard bearer and industry leader in the European retail insurance market, building on our existing base of 50 million retail clients, out of an overall total of 72 million.

Generali Investments Luxembourg S.A. manages traditional and alternative investments (i.e. through UCITS and AIF investment vehicles) on an international scale with the experience and professionalism of the team of experts at the Generali Group, in addition to the world-class investment firms available through its funds offerings.

The Valuation Function interacts with the Company’s structures and encompasses all the activities related to asset pricing of Funds security and investments.

It defines the rules, procedures as well as the valuation models required to price the assets included in the Funds under GIL responsibility.

Within the Valuation Function the Senior Valuation Manager is involved in the activities related to the valuation process of UCITS and AIF (Real Estate, Fund of Alternative Funds, Private Debt and Private Equity) and is in charge of contributing to the definition of methodologies and solutions to value the assets held by the managed products.

  • Providing her / his independent view / insights of key risks affecting the valuation of the assets
  • Promoting sound asset valuation practices and principles, enhancing a rigorous methodological culture within GIL
  • Supporting the Company to ensure successful management of all appraisal processes on liquid assets and illiquid assets (e.
  • g. alternative assets, defaulted assets )

  • Performing independent valuation analysis of a given company / asset issuer, encompassing all the valuation process (data gathering, business and corporate strategy assessment, valuation modelling)
  • Performing or reviewing equity or debt valuations using different methodologies : market approach (e.g. multiples, industry valuation benchmarks, comparable market prices), income approach (e.
  • g. DCF from earnings, DCF from investments, DDM) and replacement cost approach (e.g. net assets)

  • Review the hypothesis behind each of the valuation models and proposing if needed models updates
  • Assist the team within the financial, tax, legal and technical due diligence and coordinate third-party advisors
  • Assist the team in fulfilling auditor requests on asset pricing topics, with focus on alternative assets
  • Preparation of the results of the valuation analyses in efficient and clear manner
  • Retrieve information by performing independent research to get insights from the industry and the general market
  • Supervise periodic valuations of the investments on fund level conducted by external service providers
  • Participate proactively in the periodic review of all risk policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with the obligations laid down in the UCITS / AIFMD
  • Support and facilitate the coordination with the other GIL Functions (chiefly Risk Management, Investment Compliance, Business Management)
  • Process optimization developing best practices, increasing efficiency, enhancing capabilities, and mitigating valuation risks
  • Keep updated of industry and regulatory trends in valuation modelling tools / techniques and overall the asset pricing process
  • The completion of the above tasks requires a strong cooperation with other Generali’s departments and entities such as Risk, Legal and Tax, Business Lines and Back Offices as well as other financial institutions and clients.

    The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements :

  • Graduate / Master’s degree in finance with an asset management / risk management focus or equivalent qualification
  • At least 5 years of experience in consulting / accounting / audit / banking / private equity
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, investigative and reporting skills
  • Experience in dealing with local regulation (UCITS, AIFMD)
  • Strong skills in due diligence, analysis and valuation of Private Equity as well as Infrastructure assets, either greenfield or brownfield
  • Capabilities in achieving comprehensive analyses of project financing and private debt assets
  • Overall knowledge and understanding of financial assets and valuation practices, preferably acquired in investment management or consulting
  • Knowledge of quantitative and statistical models and methodologies
  • Excellent modelling skills in MS Excel as well as skills in Power Point and Word. Facset tool knowledge for benchmarking and industry analyses would be a plus
  • Well-developed organizational skills, flexibility, ability to deal with different departments within the organizational framework
  • Fluent in French and English language, both written and spoken; good knowledge of Italian is considered a plus
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to detail technical information in order to produce concise and effective presentations
  • Solution oriented
  • Excellent attitude for thorough analyses and for problem solving
  • Proactive approach and strong collaboration skills to foster teamwork in the organization
  • Ability to work with team spirit in an international and multicultural environment
  • Ability to work in a small and highly professional environment and under pressure while maintaining high qualitative standard
  • Hands-on, curious, highly motivated and energetic, flexible, thorough and with a deep sense of client’s interest and with a clear focus on results
  • Strong sense of integrity and ethics
  • Generali is proud to be an inclusive employer that considers applicants regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion, political views, marital status or philosophy of life.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation or assistance we will support you during the selection process.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation or assistance, we will support you during the selection process.

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  • Contract Type : Permanent
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