Modelling Associate


Modelling Associate

Business Area: Private Markets

Place of Work: London

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has circa 396,000 members, and over £60 billion in assets, we’re one of the largest private pension schemes in the UK and in the top 50 worldwide. Established in 1974, we’re entrusted by over 350 higher education sector employers to manage and administer the pension scheme and its investments through our two companies, Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited and USS Investment Management Limited.
Our purpose
Working with Higher Education employers to build a secure financial future for our members and their families.


The role
The successful candidate will support more senior colleagues in helping to coordinate PMG’s quarterly valuation process, working alongside other PMG stakeholders and our internal and external valuers. In this capacity, the successful candidate will also be expected to provide technical expertise to other AM team members on PMG’s valuation models, ensuring they remain fit-for-purpose and are consistently executed and managed across PMG.
Key responsibilities
Own Function (AM) Responsibilities
• Initially the role will support a project to centralise the PMG valuation models within the AM team and will work alongside dedicated project and/or consultant resource to successfully implement this initiative
• Once the project is delivered, to provide support to the AM team on valuation models and ensure clean transfer of models from deal team where acquisition models are transformed into valuation models, support the valuation framework and oversee and coordinate the model attestation / model audit process with Op risk
• To help embed modelling knowledge and valuation best practice within the AM team

Broader (PMG) Responsibilities
• Coordinate PMG’s input to USS / USSIM valuation exercises
• Influence PMG activity through formal committees and working groups as well as regular discussions
Your experience
• Demonstrable track record of asset management of privately-held companies within a Private Equity and/or Infrastructure setting
• Likely to have worked in a similar role in one or more of the following: GP, Pension Fund, Asset / Fund Manager
• Experience within a Financial Services’ consultancy / transaction services’ organisation would also be considered

Skills and Technical Competencies
• Familiarity with industry-standard valuation practices, and knowledge of key financial terms
• Excellent financial/valuation modelling capabilities
• Highly numerate (Accountancy qualification is considered advantageous but not a necessity)
• Great attention to detail
• Strong verbal and written communication
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
• Self-starter with ‘can do’ attitude, highly organised and ability to prioritise
USSIM is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We recognise the diverse lifestyles and priorities of our employees and have reflected this in in the company’s Flexible Working Framework, which, wherever possible, supports employees to find a balance that works for them whilst ensuring we always put our members’ interests first.

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