Director - Financial and Valuation Advisory
Houlihan Lokey
Hong Kong


Over the past 40 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide financial advisory services practices.

Our transaction expertise and leadership in the field of valuation inspire confidence in the financial executives, boards of directors, special committees, retained counsel, investors, and business owners we serve.

In 2019, Thomson Reuters ranked us the No. 1 Global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years.

Our stability, integrity, technical leadership, and global capabilities make us a trusted advisor for clients worldwide, across a wide range of services, including Transaction Opinions, Transaction Advisory Services, Corporate Valuation Advisory Services, Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services, Real Estate Valuation & Advisory Services, Dispute Resolution Consulting, and Tech+IP Advisory.

The open position is for a Senior Vice President or Director-level role based in our Hong Kong office who will be dedicated to growing Houlihan Lokey’s Portfolio Valuation and Fund Advisory (PV) practice in Asia.

The PV practice is a leader in providing valuations of illiquid debt and equity securities held by hedge funds, private equity funds, and business development companies in connection with fair value reporting of the funds’ assets to investors as well as providing a variety of bespoke fund advisory services in complex transactions involving illiquid investments.

The PV practice’s clients include preeminent global alternative asset managers in a highly recurring and periodic business model.

Houlihan Lokey’s PV practice is well-recognized and regarded in the alternative asset valuation community. In 2019, Houlihan Lokey was named Best Valuation Service for the Alt Credit European Services Awards, which recognizes service providers, credit hedge funds, CLO and private debt funds who are outperforming their competitors and leading the way in Europe.

This honor closely follows the 2019 HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards in which Houlihan Lokey was named Best Valuations Firm for Hard to Value Assets, its third time receiving this award.

For the second consecutive year, Houlihan Lokey was also awarded The Hedge Fund Journal’s Leading Valuation Firm for 2019, underscoring the outstanding valuation services the firm provides its hedge fund clients around the world.

Job Description

Our Financial Valuation Advisory (FVA) practice is looking to add talented financial professionals at the Senior Vice President or Director level to focus on building out our Portfolio Valuation and Fund Advisory (PV) practice in Asia.

While the primary execution and business development focus will be PV, all members of the FVA practice are expected to broadly facilitate our firm’s growth by cross selling other FVA, Corporate Finance, and Restructuring service offerings provided by Houlihan Lokey.

The PV-dedicated Senior Vice President / Director in our Financial and Valuation Advisory Services business will be a fully integrated member of engagement teams, which can range in size from two to five members.

  • As a Senior Vice President / Director, primary activities will include business development; overall project management;
  • presenting analyses and conclusions internally and externally to our clients; acting as the lead professional on engagements, which includes managing the day-to-day tasks of projects and serving as a principal contact with client personnel;
  • managing client deliverables; reviewing presentations; participating in diligence meetings; directing the efforts of Vice Presidents, Associates and Financial Analysts;
  • negotiating engagement documents; networking with prospects to build revenue producing relationships; and driving business development events and initiatives in the region and, in some cases, outside Asia.

    Compensation includes base with attractive / achievable bonus opportunity and equity alongside other benefits. Outstanding opportunity to earn promotion in meritocracy environment.

    Firm has historically high employee promotion track record.

    Additional responsibilities include :

  • Leading business and financial due diligence sessions with clients;
  • Providing leadership and guidance towards valuing companies, businesses and securities;
  • Leading the valuation review process;
  • Presenting valuation analyses and conclusions internally and externally;
  • Managing client deliverables;
  • The ability to assist in building and reviewing complex financial models (e.g., to value specific securities or transaction structures);
  • Assisting in quality control, execution, and industry consultation across the entire financial advisory services platform;
  • Creative content development, thought leadership and collaboration across service lines;
  • Preparing fee proposals to clients, including scoping discussions, pitch materials and internal engagement pricing committee memoranda;
  • Pitching engagements and leading in business development initiatives; and
  • Building relationships and maintaining direct contact with current and prospective clients.
  • Qualifications

    The environment at Houlihan Lokey is aggressive and entrepreneurial and, as such, rewards Senior Vice Presidents / Directors with substantial responsibility.

    The ideal candidate should be motivated, creative, commercially driven, and possess strong skills in overall project management, leading, managing, performing financial analysis, and business development.

    Candidates must have a strong knowledge of finance and valuation. Candidates must also have strengths in applied financial theory, analytical capabilities, and verbal and written communication skills.

  • The ideal candidate will be highly motivated with an exceptional work ethic, and have a demonstrated ability and desire to work cooperatively with team members and client professionals
  • Prior valuation or related experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced accounting, finance, financial modeling and analytical abilities
  • Demonstrated experience managing analysts / associates or other personnel
  • Entrepreneurial attitude : desire and willingness to support a growing practice and contribute across the full suite of offerings
  • Strong command of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and common database systems
  • Ability and willingness to travel; in addition to client and prospect-related travel, occasional travel to NYC is expected
  • Additional consideration will be given to candidates who possess :

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in financial services for Senior Vice Presidents and a minimum of ten years of experience for Directors.
  • Big Four, independent valuation consultants, and / or transaction advisory services experience is a plus;
  • Master’s degree or progress towards an advanced degree a plus;
  • CFA designation a plus
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