Alana D. Asset Management

Sr. Pricing / Data Associate

Education: BS in Mathematics of Finance from New Jersey Institute of Technology
Hometown: Bloomfield, NJ
Joined PGIM: June 2017
Office Location: Newark, NJ

What’s been your career path while at PGIM?

In June 2017, I began working full-time with PGIM Fixed Income’s Fee Billing team. In early 2018, I also took on Performance Reporting and performed both functions for about a year. Starting in February 2019, I transitioned into my current role as a Senior Pricing Associate in our Data Integrity Group.

What excites you most about PGIM?

PGIM offers me the opportunity to challenge myself and learn something new every day. I can actively exercise my analytical thinking and work alongside experienced professionals in the investment management space.

How do you describe your role?

My group actively maintains the market data that flows through our internal systems in order to enhance the risk management process. This includes the pricing, setups and analytics of the securities that are traded daily.

What are you passionate about as it relates to your work

I’m very passionate about breaking down complicated problems and working with others to find a solution that makes both mathematical and practical sense. At the end of the day, everything we do and create is for the betterment of our clients. We all play a part in a much bigger picture which is the most exciting thing.

How would you describe PGIM’s culture in one word?

Collaborative.

What keeps you at PGIM?

The opportunity to constantly learn and further my career.

Any advice you may have for entry level talent?

Always keep in mind that the matching process is a two-way street. On one side, the company is looking to see if you are a good fit for the role, and on the other side you are trying to figure out if the company is a good fit for you. Make sure you ask a lot of questions and do your research. You should know what is important to you both professionally and personally.

What's one thing you love about working in Newark?

Growing up, I grew up in a town close by to Newark. I lived in Newark during my four years at NJIT and the transformation of the city from back then to what it is now is very visible. Working at PGIM in the city of Newark, allows me to continue some of the volunteer service that I started while I was in college.  

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