Assistant Vice President, Valuation Controller Assistant Vice President, Valuation Controller …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Nov 20
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Nov 20

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with around 3,000 offices in more than 50 markets. The Group has over 180,000 employees, and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.


As one of the top financial groups globally with a vision to be the world's most trusted, we want to attract, nurture and retain the most talented individuals in the market. The size and range of MUFG's global business creates opportunities for our employees to stretch themselves and reap the rewards, whilst our common values, to behave with integrity and responsibility, and to build a culture which is fair, transparent, and honest, underpin everything that we do.We aim to be the financial partner of choice for our clients, whatever their requirements, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.


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Overview of the Department / Section:


Product Control plays a key role in both supporting and controlling the revenue generating functions of the business and consists of two very technical teams: Line Product Control and Valuations Control. The department’s key responsibilities include:

  • P&L reporting, attribution & commentary
  • Independent price verification
  • Reserving methodologies, including provisions, valuation adjustments and prudential capital reserves
  • Leading/Implementing key firm-wide valuation projects
  • Ensuring the correct controls and processes are in place to manage new and existing products


The team covers the full suite of products traded by the organisation including Interest Rates, FX, Credit, Equity and Hybrids, including vanilla and exotics portfolios.

The department is central to the business and other support departments and is significantly involved with major systems implementations programmes. This may involve business process re-engineering and developing new processes entirely as well as enhancing current P&L and valuation methodologies.


Key Responsibilities:


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Product Control professional with budding leadership potential to join our Valuations Control team to support MUSI’s Front Office business. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Performing valuation analysis on a wide range of financial instruments
  • Performing independent price verification spanning all asset classes
  • Computing of monthly reserving requirements;
  • Investigating collateral differences with CSA counterparties
  • Guiding Financial Model Development;
  • Implementing valuation model changes;
  • Initiating and implementing independent price verification and/or prudent valuation methodology changes;
  • Liaison with senior stakeholders in Front Office and support departments;
  • Preparing and presenting analysis and conclusions including written reports;
  • Implementing system enhancements;
  • Implementing effective process controls and process re-engineering


Skills and Experience:


  • A strong technical knowledge of capital markets and financial market products;
  • Proficient level of Excel, Visual Basic and Access skills;
  • Knowledge and experience of VBA
  • Knowledge of financial models
  • Strong quantitative skills



  • A minimum of 2:1 Degree in a mathematical biased subject;
  • Post-degree work experience
  • Experience working across multiple asset classes and markets
  • Experience with Murex
  • Strong knowledge of rates products and solid understanding of exotic products
  • A thorough understanding of valuation convention including yield curve build, discount curve selection, credit/debit valuation adjustments, derivatives modelling


Personal Requirements:


  • Driven / high commitment levels and strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication and interaction skills and ability to precisely articulate at all levels and across departments
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior front office and support management
  • Good time management skills with ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Work and communicate effectively in a team environment
  • The ability to collaborate efficiently in projects with team members
  • Able to work under own initiative and be flexible and self-motivate


We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.


MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.


We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

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