Head of Valuations – Alternative Investments

Job title : Head of Valuations – Alternative Investments
Location : London
Job-type : Permanent
Contact : Dylan Rosser
Call : Dylan
Email : email Dylan
Reference : J8714
THE SEARCH:

Altus Partners has partnered with a growing Alternatives firm that is looking to bring on a Head of Valuations to grow and develop the new team. The business is going through an exciting growth phase and this individual will play a vital role in growing and developing the function. The role will work directly with all areas of the business and work closely with the Managing Director in developing the area.

THE ROLE:

The firm's target investments are growing in scale and have more complex structures which requires the business to bring on a dedicated independent valuation specialist. This is a new role for an experienced valuations professional to establish and lead the valuations team. Responsibilities will include:

•Review and update the valuation policy and processes to meet best practice, ensuring there is consistency and independence in the overall approach for each asset classes.

•Develop a new framework for the presentation of valuations for internal review.

•Develop best practice guides to assist valuation process in areas such as the development of models, comp sets and valuing early-stage companies.

•Develop back-testing processes on equity and fund exits to highlight any potential deficiencies in valuation practices.

•Maintain best valuation guidelines including, working examples relevant to the portfolio and keeping up to date with guidelines.

•Identify the role an independent valuations team can play in the acquisition process

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

•Experience of detailed valuations preparation across multiple asset classes

•Qualified Accountant

•8 – 12 Years’ experience in an Alternatives Investment Firm or Consultancy preferred

•Extensive private equity market knowledge

•Understanding of market trends and value drivers

•Good communication skills including report writing and presentation skills

•Excellent interpersonal skills, able to deal with stakeholders at all levels in a confident manner