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Portfolio Manager Agency MBS

Company: Western Asset Management Company
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Job Description:

OVERVIEW

The Portfolio Manager - MBS is responsible for management and oversight of Western Asset s Agency Mortgage Backed Securities strategies. This senior level individual and team will conduct research, generate buy, sell or hold recommendations, trade securities, develop relative value ideas based upon macroeconomic and market trends, monitor delinquencies and defaults and write reports based on research and market trends.

This position has ultimate responsibility for formulating and implementing the organization s view on Government guaranteed Mortgage Backed Securities products business plan and investment strategy.



RESPONSIBILITIES

* Oversees, implements and manages Western s Agency Mortgage Backed research, portfolio management and engagement across the firm. Supervises a team as applicable

* Named portfolio manager on Western s Agency MBS strategies

* Implement the use of quantitative screening tools as applicable

* Directs analysts market, portfolio, and sector analysis within the broader structured products area

* Directs Risk Management analysis in support of structured product prospects and portfolios

* Collaborates with Investment Management, Client Services/Marketing, Risk Management/Analytics to develop new clients and products across global offices

* Travel as required



QUALIFICATIONS



Education and Experience (minimum requirements):

* Relevant educational qualifications, Master s Degree preferred, CFA strongly desired

* Minimum of 10 years MBS directly related working experience

* Working knowledge of the financial services industry and fluency in emerging technologies

* Significant experience in asset management issues and federal securities laws

* Excellent interpersonal skills fixed income asset management experience



Competencies:

* Integrity Shares complete and accurate information, maintaining confidentiality and adhering to organizational policies and procedures

* Conceptual Thinking The ability to find effective solutions by taking a holistic, abstract, or theoretical perspective

* Business Results Orientation - Seeks to understand the business needs and deliver prompt, efficient, quality service to the business; works to anticipate, identify, and meet end-user needs; drives toward results and ensures high-quality standards are met

* Communication - Can convey complex and technical issues to diverse audiences, orally and in writing, in a manner that is easily understood, authoritative, and actionable for the business; actively listens to peers' input

* Interpersonal Skills - Needs to be the ambassador for Legal & Compliance to all other internal departments and affiliates

* Decision Making - Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one; acts decisively and swiftly; identifies problems and drives toward solutions; is comfortable making difficult decisions

* Organizational Awareness - Understands and works in line with the organization s mission, operations, structure, and goals; understands informal structures and processes of the organization; understands organization-level implications of his or her day-to-day decisions

* Leadership Proven leadership qualities, motivating team and mentoring

* Teamwork - Supervisory and team working skills and able to work independently with remote supervision





EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) Western Asset Management is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, medical condition (including pregnancy and related conditions), physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, and/or any other characteristic protected by law.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement : https://westernasset.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=74377&hashed=626017433

Pay Transparency Notice : https://westernasset.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=74378&hashed=685238170

Equal Employment Opportunity Poster : https://westernasset.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=74379&hashed=744458907

Equal Employment Opportunity Poster Supplement : https://westernasset.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=74380&hashed=2047315121

Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act : https://westernasset.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=74381&hashed=2106535858

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