Liability Driven Investing (LDI) Solutions Strategist

Employer
Voya Investment Management LLC
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
May 10, 2019
Closes
Jun 09, 2019
Ref
JR0020832
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Masters

Job Description

Voya Investment Management (IM) employs a multi-dimensional approach to Liability Driven Investing (LDI) that integrates an LDI Strategy Development team with a best-in-class portfolio management team to create solutions tailored to specific goals, objectives, and constraints of the plan. The LDI Strategy Development team is comprised of investment professionals from across the fixed income platform and include quantitative, asset allocation, macro, and actuarial resources.

As the LDI Solutions Strategist, you will be responsible for all analysis, analytics, and reporting relating to the LDI business. This role has the potential to evolve into more direct portfolio management responsibilities. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team focused on developing Voya Investment Management’s capabilities in this market and growing the LDI business.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the LDI Strategy Development Team to develop and promote LDI investment strategies and solutions
  • Develop analytics, reporting, and analysis using appropriate technological solutions and tools
  • Oversee customized asset-liability and pension risk reporting that address key asset and liability characteristics including asset-liability highlights, projected liability cash flows analysis, funded status, funded status volatility, and funded ratio history and attribution, and interest rate, curve, and hedge ratio analysis
  • Work closely with plan sponsors and actuaries, industry consultants, OCIO providers, and other interested parties
  • Model prospective clients’ portfolios and recommend strategies, helping clients make appropriate and timely investment decisions based on each plan’s unique set of circumstances
  • Contribute to thought leadership by publishing topical white papers and presenting at industry conferences
  • Work closely with Voya sales people to help them position our off-the-shelf and custom LDI strategies offerings appropriately with clients, prospects and consultants

 

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience in pension consulting, asset allocation and/or fixed income, with advanced knowledge of LDI Solutions
  • Advanced degree or certification in quantitative subjects (Actuarial Science, Masters in Financial Engineering or similar)
  • CFA designation a plus
  • ASA or FSA strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with pension plan design (including cash balance plans), regulations (funding and accounting), and the pension plan landscape is critical for success in this role
  • Experience as a pension actuary strongly preferred
  • Advanced analytical and financial modelling skills with expertise in regulatory requirements
  • Excellent communication skills; written and verbal
  • Strong teammate with ability to partner with an array of senior investment professionals across our platform, as well as interfacing directly with clients, prospects, and consultants

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