Manager, AIF valuations and Operations – German Speraking

Our client is a dynamic and progressive alternative investment manager with an established office in Luxembourg.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager, AIF Valuations & Operations – Alternative Funds Portfolio to join our client’s Alternative Investment Fund Management subsidiary in Luxembourg.

As Manager – Alternative Funds, you will manage the team responsible for the investment administration and day-to-day management of Private Equity, Real estate, and Private Debt investment portfolios to which our client acts as AIFM, Investment Manager/Advisor, or Platform Operator with a strong focus on the firm’s valuation framework and the validation of asset pricing.

Team Responsibilities:
Oversee the compliance of the management company’s valuation framework in particular: Classification of alternative investment fund portfolios pursuant to the IFRS 13 fair value hierarchy;
Secure and validate asset pricing and valuation input for liquid and illiquid equity and debt investments from external and internal sources, including market databases, brokers, model results from the firm’s Risk Management Team;
Calculate regulatory leverage ratios pursuant to the gross and commitment method under AIFMD;
Assist with the implementation of distribution waterfalls and validate their components (capital return, preferred return, catch-up, and carried interest) on an ongoing basis;
Reconciliation of fund accounts and validation of NAV reports as computed by external administrators;
Organization of the management company’s valuation committee;
Ensure the implementation of portfolio management decisions and ongoing maintenance processes relating to alternative investment portfolios in the Private Equity & Real estate space;
Monitor the liquidity structure of alternative investment funds under management, and assist in their cash flow planning and reconciliation as well as fee and invoice management;
Prepare and manage the operational input for information and reporting tasks towards Investors, Directors, Regulators, Brokers, Databases, and other stakeholders in respect of alternative investment portfolios;

Candidate Profile:
At least 8 years of relevant work experience in similar positions in the financial services industry, preferably with an asset manager or valuation agent;
Working knowledge of the alternative investment universe, in particular with respect to Real Estate & Illiquid Assets strategies;
Demonstrable knowledge of fund accounting, the IFRS 13 fair value hierarchy as well as portfolio instruments and their valuation principles;
Management experience;
Self-starter with an independent work attitude as well as exceptional organization and coordination skills;
Commercial judgment with attention to detail, ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities, with a strong focus on results and outcomes;
Keen perception, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills;
Fluent in German and English


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