Saturday, February 13, 2010

CMBS/RMBS and/or Consumer ABS Analyst/Trader

An asset management firm focused on structured credit products, located in midtown Manhattan, is seeking to add a CMBS/RMBS Analyst/Trader as well as a Consumer ABS Analyst/Trader to its portfolio management team.The firm overall employs currently about 15 people and is expanding its structured credit platform.

Selected candidates will be responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and trading in the CMBS/RMBS and/or Consumer ABS markets for the firm’s accounts. They will be responsible for coordinating with the existing team on the development and use of various quantitative and qualitative models to analyze these opportunities and will present and defend investment opportunities in the investment committee. Furthermore, the candidate(s) will, depending on experience, serve as the firm’s external and internal point person for the respective asset class and will have varying degrees of portfolio management responsibilities.


* MBA with a concentration in Finance or a quantitative field
* 3+ years experience in the CMBS/RMBS or Consumer ABS markets in a trading, portfolio management or rating agency role
* Deep product knowledge of the CMBS/RMBS and/or Consumer ABS asset class
* Understanding of the markets’ standard analytical tools and parameters
* Comprehensive view of the credit markets and ability to detect relative value across structures and asset classes
* Solid relationships with the dealer community and other market participants
* Very strong communication skills
* Self-motivated, self-learning, and ability to work effectively in a small team

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