Junior MBS/ABS Investment Analyst

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Closes
Mar 30, 2018
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Junior MBS/ABS Investment Analyst

Function: Investment Management

Department: Investment Management: Mortgage and Asset Backed Fixed Income

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitor developments on existing investments
  • Conduct and maintain statistical analyses
  • Support investment director with trading related issues, including execution, confirmations, etc.
  • Work with internal trading system and middle office
  • Interact with sell side research/trading desks
  • Act as a liaison between Risk, RFP, Client Support teams and investment director
  • Initiate, research and recommend new investment ideas
  • Build and refine quantitative investment models, including web based service providers
  • Understand trends in financial markets and impact on credit pricing
  • Assist with portfolio construction and monitoring
  • Analyse portfolio risks, exposures, and performance drivers
  • Review, analyze and comment on legal documents
  • Assist in the implementation and/or enhancement of portfolio management tools and systems to increase efficiency and effectiveness of managing the portfolio
  • Participate in the development and execution of hedging strategies and other ad hoc projects
  • Liaise with middle office, custodian, and accounting groups to ensure correct clearing of trades, to verify accuracy of portfolio marks, and to support accounting-related issues

Qualification and Requirements

  • 2-3 years mortgage / ABS fixed income markets experience (CFA is preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred (math, science, engineering, or economics degree preferred)
  • Solid understanding of fixed income financial theory is required
  • Some experience with financial modelling
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Bloomberg
  • Very strong skills in Microsoft Excel including programming in VBA

Benefits

GAM offers a comprehensive range of benefits and performance-based compensation, along with a variety of lifestyle and family benefits to promote well-being in and out of the workplace. These benefits vary according to local market conditions. Please contact the local Human Resources team for further details.

About the Company

GAM is one of the world’s leading independent, pure-play asset managers. We provide differentiated active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors. Our core investment business is complemented by private labelling services, which include fund administration and other support services to third-party institutions. Together we share a common set of values rooted in teamwork, integrity, entrepreneurial flair and professional excellence.

Our employees are our most valuable asset. Being able to offer an attractive work environment where talented minds from various backgrounds are keen to work is key to the long-term success of our company. We firmly believe in the importance of maintaining the open culture of a small company, aiming to avoid bureaucracy and encouraging a flexible, accessible and hands-on working style across the Group. In turn, our people reward us with their loyalty.