EY Senior Executive - Complex Securities - London (UK&I) in London, United Kingdom

Senior Executive - Complex Securities - London (UK&I)

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # LON00DQK

Post Date Apr 05, 2018

Posting Date: 05 April 2018

Closing Date: 03 May 2018

Salary: £Competitive

Location: London

Hours: 35 Hours Per Week, Mon-Fri

Ernst and Young’s Valuation & Business Modelling team (V&BM) is looking to expand its existing Complex Securities business to capture exciting opportunities, particularly within the Private Equity, Capital Markets and Energy industry sectors. As a result, we are looking for an experienced Senior Executive with strong financial engineering skills to grow our team to the next level.

V&BM work provides the opportunity for a variety of assignments, from office-based to client-based work; from an assignment that lasts a couple of days to very large assignments working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The nature of the work is project based and covers a spectrum of industries and asset classes. As no two projects are the same, the work requires a high level of adaptability, flexibility and innovation.

The Complex Securities team provides services to clients that can range from valuation of a wide range of complex financial products, the construction of models that price or analyse financial risk, to review of client models or valuations in a similar field.

Valuation & Business Modelling is an integrated national team of over 150 people providing Business Valuation, Financial Modelling and Economic Advisory services. A centre of excellence for Valuation & Business Modelling services in the UK, Ernst & Young’s Economic Advisory group has a growing international reputation within the wider firm.


  • Carry out valuations of complex financial products and derivatives.

  • Develop solutions for external and internal clients based on sound quantitative models.

  • Collect and analyse financial market data and time series.

  • Prepare and present reports to support these analyses and solutions.

  • Review complex quantitative models developed by clients or third parties.

  • Assist senior consulting staff with analytic and presentational support.

  • Work within available budgets and tight timelines while keeping the assignment manager updated with progress.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Suitable applicants will be highly numerate and analytical graduates with PhD or Post Graduate Diploma

  • Candidate must also hold a Bsc level in numerate subject, such as Engineering or Mathematics

  • Candidates will have experience of modelling securities and derivative instruments

  • They understand the fundamentals of valuation

  • The experience will have been gained in financial services and Consultancy Environment

  • Applicants will need programming experience using MATLAB or R

  • They will be able to deliver to demanding deadlines, be a team worker and possess good communication skills, with the ability to communicate the essence of complex models and concepts to less technical personnel and clients

  • Fixed income markets and debt financing.

  • Simulation techniques in financial engineering and economics

Personal Qualities:

  • A logical approach to complex problem solving;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Responsive to client requests for information or guidance;

  • Adaptable and flexible to work on a wide range of assignments;

  • Attention to detail and a keen desire to drill down into the key issues;

  • Strong teaming and team-building skills.

About TAS

By helping organizations of all sizes evaluate and navigate transactions, maximizing opportunities and minimizing risks, you will help your clients manage and execute high-profile transactions. You’ll bring your analytical skills and real-world experience to diverse situations and unique problems. By appreciating your clients’ overall objectives and understanding how transactions can influence an organization’s success, you’ll assess and navigate risks, and balance them against potential rewards

About EY and our Vision

EY is a global professional services organisation providing advisory, assurance, tax and transaction services. We are committed to doing our part in building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. And we are united by our shared values and a dedication to delivering exceptional client service

We have ambitious goals for 2020. Globally, we want to be #1 or #2 in professional services and be the best brand. To achieve this, our teams need to perform at the highest level, and have a relentless focus on delivering the excellent client service that will help us to continue to grow and become the market leader. In this context, your career will develop and grow.

We make sure our people succeed. The networks you build and the experiences you have with us will help define and accelerate the rest of your career. Last year in the UK, nearly 2,000 of our people were promoted or progressed within their grade, and we are significantly increasing the number of partners in the UK. So when you build something better at EY, we make sure you’re rewarded.

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.