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Structured Finance Research Analyst-Aegon AM

Company: TransAmerica Life Insurance Company
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

Job FamilyPublic Securitized Job Description SummaryCompany Overview: This position will be with AEGON Asset Management, the organization which oversees asset management for many of Transamerica's insurance and operating companies as well as third party clients. The global AEGON Asset Management organization has operations in Europe, the United States and Asia. Primary offices in the United States are located in Cedar Rapids, IA, Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD. AEGON Asset Management and Transamerica are both part of the AEGON NV group of companies. The legal entities that comprise AEGON Asset Management US are AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC and AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC. AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC manages commercial real estate, commercial mortgage loans and other real estate related investments. AEGONUSA Investment Management, LLC, is a registered investment adviser that manages fixed income assets, including public bonds, private placements, derivatives and alternative investments. Position Overview: This Structured Finance Analyst position is responsible for researching, underwriting and assisting with the active management of structured securities (ABS, CMBS, RMBS) for performance measured portfolios. The analyst will be asked to apply a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis in order to support research recommendations directly to clients or within a team discussion.Job Description Responsibilities: * Provide support to ABS, CMBS and RMBS modeling and surveillance activities. * Articulate an investment thesis after analyzing multiple factors affecting the performance of a security. * Analyze complex transactions with multiple variables, understanding legal documents which govern each transaction, and updating cash flow models to forecast performance of an ABS, RMBS or CMBS security. * Assist in providing ongoing monitoring and surveillance to the structured portfolio. This includes monthly review and analysis of servicer reports and other published information on security performance, detailed credit analysis of the financial condition of sellers, servicers and collateral, trend analysis with respect to performance variables, and overall research of industry issues within certain assigned sectors. * Be responsive to client requests about structured portfolio holdings including performance trends, stress test results, internal ratings, analytics, projected required capital, and cash flow timing. * Provide overall assessment of performance by synthesizing relevant macro data and fundamental research of the issuer and sector. * Assist the Structured Trading Team with the monthly pricing of the portfolio and quarterly performance. * Assist efforts to improve portfolio analytical capabilities using industry-standard software as well as potential development of proprietary modeling and analytical tools. * Recommend trade ideas through on-going surveillance and review of secondary/new issue activities. * Process deal recommendations consistent with market timelines. Required Qualifications: Research position focused within public securitized for BA with up to three years of industry experience or MBA with limited experience. Individuals in this position are expected to develop along the Public Securitized Specialist track Preferred Qualifications: * Direct modeling skills * Advanced Excel skills * Graduate degree * Candidate has or must be willing to pursue the CFA * Direct or related structured finance experience preferred but not required Job and compensation levels depend upon an applicant's qualifications including the extent of his/her relevant experience and other job related factors and will be determined by hiring supervisors/managers and HR. Why Work for Us Total Rewards at Transamerica: It's more than a paycheck. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways ? throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind? to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do. Learn more about our Total Rewards Package. Equal Opportunity Employer: Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws. AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws. Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs. Ontario Applicants: Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs. Technical Assistance: If you experience technical problems during the application process, please email applicantsupport@transamerica.com.SDL2017

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