Transamerica Intermediate Portfolio Analyst II-Aegon AM in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Job FamilyPortfolio Analytics
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: The primary responsibility of this role is to provide analytical support both to the team of portfolio managers charged with managing the asset portfolios of Transamerica and to support the work of the portfolio management group.Job Description
Collect, produce and organize quantitative information necessary for portfolio decision-making using a variety of software tools including Blackrock’s Aladdin system, Bloomberg, Excel and Business Objects.
Some projects will be recurring in nature and others will be designed to address specific circumstances that have arisen in the markets or in specific portfolios.
Recurring projects will likely constitute a part of the responsibilities that analysts will be expected to complete without direction after initial training.
Assist portfolio managers, typically having been given limited direction, in modeling and analysis of historical, current and potential asset-liability risks such as duration, convexity, credit, reinvestment and liquidity within portfolios.
Other areas where analytical support will be required include projects such as liability benchmark construction, performance attribution, evaluation of capital and earnings management issues, and stress-testing of portfolios.
Minimum of two years investment experience or MBA with relevant work experience.
BA preferably in finance, economics, mathematics, actuarial science or computer science, or MBA
Highly detail oriented.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Strong quantitative skills.
Financial or mathematical modeling and/or risk analysis experience.
Advanced knowledge of Excel and some knowledge of programming languages (VBA).
Working knowledge of bond analytics and portfolio management software.
Developed understanding of investments and financial concepts.
Basic understanding of investment accounting.
Working knowledge of the asset classes the firm invests in and the risks associated with those assets.
Ability to work effectively on teams or in project groups that involve other functional areas outside of the PM group.
- Working towards CFA designation
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.
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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.
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Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.